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2023 Independent Bookstore Day!

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am

It’s time for Independent Bookstore Day! This year we’re celebrating 10 years of IBD with the help of a few very special guests.
Check out the day’s happenings below, or visit Red Balloon’s website for more details:

All Day:

It’s time again for the annual Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day Passport! You’ll have a full week to get your passport stamps to activate coupons—April 22 through April 29. At Red Balloon, you can get your passport stamped (or pick up a passport!) during our usual hours, Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

Patio Fun! Join us on our patio for bubbles, chalk art, and the chance to win prizes from our special treasure chest! This year, we’ll also be featuring some of our booksellers’ favorite reads throughout the store. Test your knowledge of who likes what by playing “Guess the Bookseller”!

12:30pm: Red Balloon is so excited to welcome the one and only Max Brallier for his ultra-fun, full-color graphic novel series, THE LAST COMICS ON EARTH! Max will be joined by CatStronauts creator, Drew Brockington for what’s sure to be an event to remember. See the link in the description to register.

3:00pm: Signing with Ben Costa and James Parks, creators of Dungeoneer Adventures. Folks are welcome to partake in a Dungeoneer-themed scavenger hunt!


Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105 US
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