Seattle Bookstore Day is in its 5th year running, and we couldn’t be more excited! Island Books plans on celebrating all of April 27th with a schedule of activities (listed below). If you don’t know much about this wonderful holiday, Independent Bookstore Day was started in Northern California by independent booksellers and their communities in 2014. The next year, most of the independent bookstores in America joined in on the fun. Stores across the nation have parties, celebrating the people that keep independent bookstores thriving and the books that we love. There are exclusive t-shirts, stickers, totes, and other fun merchandise. The day is ultimately one big party.