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Independent Bookstore Day Celebrations

Featuring special author guests, limited edition merch, and more! Check this page for updates on the exciting happenings.






various Wish Title covers and author photo

The magic of the Wish Library is on the loose Can Raven and Luca put a stop to it once and for all?

Usually, Raven and Luca make wishes to solve their own problems. But when an accident in the Wish Library starts causing problems across town, it's not something that can simply be wished away. Can the pair take what they've learned about wishes--and about themselves--and find a way to save the town?




Join local, self-published author Lilli Valencia, to discuss her new book, Lillistones. Lilli will be showcasing the stones and selling her new book and showing her Lillistones.



 Devi Laskar, Circa book cover and author photo

Join us for a very special Independent Bookstore day with Devi Laskar at Books Inc. Campbell. Devi will be signing both of her books, including Circa, which isn't due for release until May 3rd. 



what the fireflies knew, kai harris, and author photo

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day at Books Inc. Campbell with local author, Kai Harris, in presenting the new book, What the Fireflies Knew.


Palo Alto

CLICK HERE to see full list of Palo Alto's events for Independent Bookstore Day!




11:00 AM

LIttle Loon and Author/ Illustrator

Join us for a very special Storytime celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with special guests author Yvonne Pearson and illustrator Regina Shklovsky, featuring their endearing picture book, Little Loon Finds His Voice


 1:00 PM

What will my story be, Pashmina, Jukebox cover photos with author photo

Join us in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day! Nidhi Chanani, beloved local author of Pashmina and Jukebox, will be reading her new picture book, What Will My Story Be, along with a book signing.


3:00 PM

M Dressler author photo and Our Eyes at Night cover image

Award-winning writer M. Dressler joins us in Alameda to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day and the third installment in her spellbinding series, Our Eyes at Night: The Last Ghost Series, Book Threevolume 3.


Laurel Village


mama and mommy and me in the middle book cover

Books Inc. proudly welcomes local and beloved author Nina LaCour for a story-time celebration of her first picture book, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle as well as Independent Bookstore Day!




Books Inc. proudly welcomes New York Times best-selling author Janelle Brown in celebration of her newest suspense novel I'll Be You. Janelle will be in conversation with her friend and fellow- best-selling author Ayelet Waldman! They'll also be helping us celebrate Independent Bookstore day!


Opera Plaza


Author Mimi Winsberg, MD

Books Inc. welcomes Stanford-trained psychiatrist and now local author Mimi Winsberg M.D. in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day and her debut book Speaking in Thumbs: A Psychiatrist Decodes Your Relationship Texts So You Don't Have To.


**Members of the Books Inc. Frequent Reader Program will receive an additional 10 point for purchases made on Independent Bookstore Day. Not yet a member? Ask a bookseller!**

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:00am
Event address: 
Your Local Books Inc. ~ In-store & Online
SF, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay

One of Books Inc.’s favorite aspects of being booksellers is getting the chance to welcome and host hundreds of authors a year, from house-hold names to local, debut authors and we are so excited to begin reintroducing the Bay Area with “The Experience You Can’t Download” in our stores with traditional author talks and booksignings. In addition to meet-and-greet author events and standard author talks, we are also continuting virtual author events.

Sales equate success, and as with in-store events, booksales made from an independent bookstore benefit the author, publisher, and lead to future event bookings. Please help us keep the Bay Area the wonderful literary hub that it is by supporting your local Books Inc.