Saturday, May 11th


Independent Bookstore Day  -  New Orleans  2019


Join the fun and support your local independent bookstore!

Garden District Book ShopTubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, Blue Cypress Books and Octavia Books are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day (IBD)Each store is planning special activities, and together they are offering the chance to win $100 in gift certificates to book lovers who visit all four participating bookstores as part of a fun scavenger hunt. Each store will be selling exclusive literary-themed books, art, and gift items created just for IBD.

At Garden District Book Shop;

  • Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) to anyone making a purchase of $15.00 or more (while supplies last).

  • Spend $20.00 in our humor section and receive a free signed Jenny Lawson Poster (while supplies last).

  • You'll receive a Independent Book Store Day tote bag if you spend $30.00 or more (while supplies last).

  •  And some special IBD merchandise for sale (while supplies last).

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, May 11, we have partnered with three other local book shops – Blue Cypress Books, Octavia Books, and Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop – to bring you a Bookstore Passport.  This passport can be picked up from any of the stores. Go to each bookstore and collect a sticker for the passport for that store. When you have collected all 4 stickers (one from each store), you get entered into the grand prize raffle ($50 gift certificate from each store, totaling $200).


  1. At the first of the four book shops you visit on Independent Bookstore Day, May 11, 2018, tell an employee that you’d like to participate in the bookstore passport.

  2. Collect a sticker for your passport when you visit each of the four bookstores.

  3. Once you have visited all four bookstores you will out a form with your name, phone number, and e-mail address.

  4. After May 11, all completed passports will be entered into a drawing.

Event date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Independent Book Store Day 2019