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Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day Passport

April 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 29, 2023

Full event details, including Google map of participating stores: https://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-independent…/
Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Literary Calendar is once again publishing its Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! Passports will be available at the participating bookstores listed below starting Monday, April 24 and continuing to IBD itself on Saturday, April 29.
Packed with bookstore coupons and illustrations by local artist Kevin Cannon, the Passport is FREE to pick up at any participating store. Once you obtain a Passport, get it stamped at ALL the stores you visit that week for future discounts and a chance to win prizes. Don’t forget that each stamp activates that store’s coupon; read on for more details below. We’ll see you in the bookstores!
Pick up a passport and activate the coupons
Start your bookstore journey at any of the participating stores listed below, and then get a stamp at each bookstore you visit through April 29. Each stamp activates that store’s coupon; just bring your Passport back after May 1 to buy books and save!
Get any 12 stamps, and you activate ALL store coupons
Collect stamps from any 12 bookstores and ask the twelfth one to stamp a special page that will activate all 23 coupons in the Passport — you’ll have bookstore savings for months to come!
Get all 23 stamps, and be entered to win the Grand Prize
Collect stamps from ALL the bookstores and ask the final one you visit to stamp the special square in the back of the Passport; you’ll then be eligible to win one of five literary prize packs, or the Grand Prize! If you have obtained all 23 stamps, simply email a picture of the “Bookstore Hero Stamps” page to calendar [at] raintaxi [dot] com by end of day on Monday, May 1, or tear out and mail on Monday to Rain Taxi, PO Box 3840, Mpls MN 55403 with your email address or phone number included. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, May 5.
Thanks and best wishes on your travels with
the Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport!
2023 Participating Stores
Babycake’s Book Stack
Birchbark Books
Black Garnet Books
Boneshaker Books
Chapter 2 Books
Comma, a bookshop
Cream & Amber
DreamHaven Books & Comics
Excelsior Bay Books
Lake Country Booksellers
Magers & Quinn Booksellers
May Day Books
Milkweed Books
Moon Palace Books
Next Chapter Booksellers
Once Upon A Crime
Paperback Exchange
Red Balloon Bookshop
Subtext Books
The Thinking Spot
Uncle Hugo’s & Uncle Edgar’s
Valley Bookseller
Wild Rumpus
2023 Passport Sponsors
Finishing Line Press
The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
Graywolf Press
Professional Editors Network
The Book House in Dinkytown
Candlewick Press
Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
Haymarket Books
Lerner Publishing Group
The Loft Literary Center
Milkweed Editions
University of Minnesota Press


April 25, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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