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Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at over 500 indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. At Whitelam Books, the Independent Bookstore Day celebration will include:

  • Join us at 10:00 AM on the dot and owner Liz Whitelam will ring a ceremonial bell to open the day! 

  • Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise on sale

  • The ever-popular ARC Cart with purchase of any 2 items

  • Treats while supplies last

  • A kids swag table with bookish giveaways for kids

  • Local Authors on hand to talk all things books

  • And more fun and surprises all day!

  • Plus, one lucky in-store shopper will go home with the Libro.FM Golden Ticket, entitling them to a year of free audiobooks!

NEW in 2024: Introducing IBD Genre Spotlight Hours featuring some of our favorite authors! 

We are so excited to welcome six of our favorite authors on Saturday and Sunday for Independent Bookstore Day weekend this year! They'll be paired with a Whitelam bookseller to discuss all things historical fiction, fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, kid lit AND nonfiction. Come and chat, have a book signed and take in all the general merriment on IBD!


11am-12pm: Jane Healy, Historical Fiction

with Sarah

12pm-1pm: Jane Roper, Fiction with Katie

2pm-3pm: Dorian Hart, Sci-Fi/Fantasy with Harriet

3pm-4pm: Scott Magoon, Kid Lit with Daisy

We are THRILLED to announce that Whitelam Books is joining 15 other Independent Bookstores North of Boston to participate in the North of Boston Book Trail. More than $4,500 in prizes are available! Se how you can play and win:

Keep an eye out for additional exciting promotions from and Libro.FM leading up to and on Independent Bookstore Day! Hope you can join us!


11am-12pm: Josh Funk, Kid Lit with Daisy

1pm-2pm: Eric Jay Dolin, non-fiction with Staci

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