Saturday, May 12th


Independent Bookstore Day  - New Orleans  2018

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;

  • You'll receive a random tote bag if you spend $50 or more (while supplies last).

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

  • Book recommendations by some of your favorite authors.

  • Make sure you take photos and tag us on social media, when you show us you shared info about Independent Bookstore Day on social media for 15% off your purchase that day! Facebook (; Twitter (@GDBookShop); and Instagram (gardendistrictbooks).Use the hashtag #IBD18 when you post about Independent Bookstore Day.

  • Advance Reading Copies (ARCs, while supplies last) to anyone making a purchase of $15 or more.

  • * And some special IBD merchandise.


To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, May 12, we have partnered with two other local book shops – Blue Cypress Books, Octavia Books, and Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop –  to bring you a fun scavenger hunt! The idea is to get you to visit all three book shops on May 12 looking for clues to put together a secret phrase. Figure out the phrase and say it, and you’ll be entered to win $100 in gift certificates from all four book shops.


  1. At the first of the four book shops you visit on Independent Bookstore Day, May 12, 2018, tell an employee that you’d like to participate in the scavenger hunt.

  2. The employee will hand you a sheet with the clues.

  3. You will need to solve each individual clue to obtain a part of the secret phrase.

  4. You will need to visit ALL FOUR participating book shops to complete the hunt. When you visit each book shop, get an employee to initial your sheet to prove that you visited.

  5. Put together the secret phrase.

  6. Once you’ve discovered the secret phrase, tell an employee at the fourth book shop you visit. That employee will confirm if the phrase is correct. If you are correct, fill out your name, phone number, and e-mail address on the sheet and turn into any employee of the fourth book shop.

  7. After May 12, all completed scavenger hunt forms will be entered into a drawing to win gift certificates to all four book shops, for a total of $100.

Event date: 

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Independent Bookstore Day! - New Orleans