Independent Bookstore Day Charlottesville

Saturday, April 29 from 9:30am to 8:00pm

Shop local and support your community bookstore on National Independent Bookstore Day!

Shop local and support your community bookstore on National Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day, the last Saturday in April, is an annual celebration of independent bookstores across the country. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Bookstore Day. Here’s how you can participate at New Dominion this year:

Shop Local on Saturday, April 29
Come visit the shop on Independent Bookstore Day. We will be open from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

Buy Books, Get Gift Cards!
This year, we will be offering a special Independent Bookstore Day promotion. For every $100.00 you spend in the shop on April 29, you will receive a $10.00 gift card to the shop, good for May 1, 2023–May 31, 2024. Gift cards are only good towards future purchases. Purchases must be made on Saturday, April 29, in the shop to qualify.

Join Us for Our Annual Rose Garden Party
Our Rose Garden Party is back! Join us out in the Rose Garden from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for refreshments and a general celebration of spring. Everyone is invited. Our Rose Garden is located outside, behind the shop, and is accessible from the alley off 4th St. In the event of rain, the Rose Garden Party will be held inside the shop.

Enjoy a Free Balloon (For Kids!)
We will have free balloons available in the shop for children, while supplies last!

Check Out Our Independent Bookstore Day Exclusives
Keep an eye out on social media for a preview of the exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items we will have in-store. These exclusives are made just for independent bookstores, and in years past, we have featured everything from signed books to limited edition prints, and even literary onesies! Please note that we are not able to put Independent Bookstore Day exclusives on hold, and we are not able to sell them until Independent Bookstore Day.

Share the Love on Social Media
Share a photo of your book haul (or a selfie in the Rose Garden or in front of the shop), and tag New Dominion Bookshop in the post. You can find us on Instagram at @new_dominion_bookshop, on Twitter at @ndbookshop, or on Facebook at We will share our favorites throughout the next week!