Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

at Burke's Book Store on Saturday, April 28th.

Burke's will be joining over 500 independent book stores across the country for parties, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise. Burke's will be celebrating with giveaways of advance reading copies, drawings for prizes, kid's activities, cookies and more! Don't forget to take a selfie at our selfie station and share your #bookstoreday pride.

Customers who visit Burke's Book Store AND Novel Books on Independent Bookstore Day will be eligible for one of 10 special prizes.


Available in limited supply (exclusively for Independent Bookstore Day):


Fight the Power Utility Pouch ($14)

This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered puch features a quote from Colson Whitehead's inspirational National Book Award Speech and design elements from the cover of Underground Railroad.


  Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Print ($15)

Signed by author and illustrator

An 11x17 print from the bestselling cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat featuring an illustration by Wendy McNaughton.



Redlands, Volume 1 ($9.99)

Signed special edition with exclusive cover

A feminist comic by female creators, by Jordie Bellaire, illustrated by Vanesa Del Rey.



The Book Club Journal ($16.99)

This beautifully designed journal has pages and prompts for writing your thoughts and opinions about the books you've read. Includes reading lists from David Sedaris, John Waters, Lauren Groff, Stephen King, Martin Cruz Smith, and more.


A Book On The Table ($6)

Flash Fiction from Great Short Story Writers

This year's $6 Story is a collection of flash fiction from great short story writers, such as A.M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Celeste Ng, Amy Bloom, and many others. Each story is 200-1000 words and must contain some mention of a book, book store, or library.



Drawings will be held for exclusive IBD items including:

Bad Citizen Stencil

A 16 x 20 full color print featureing a quote from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale




Literary Map of the Universe

The 25 titles featured on this 16x20 print are an unpredictable mix of modern classics and more obscure science fiction titles recommended by booksellers.



Golden Thread Print

Signed by author and illustrator

This 20x10 silkscreen print features an illustration from the new children's book The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Nikki McClure.



Our featured adult title for the day will be Colson Whitehead's award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad ($16.95 paperback), available at 20% off cover price for that day only. The Underground Railroad is the fall pick from Memphis Reads and Colson Whitehead will be speaking at several events in Memphis in September.





 Our featured children's title for the day is Maisy  Goes to the Local Bookstore ($6.99 paperback). This title will be available at 20% off cover price for that day only.