Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. We are so lucky to have so many great options in Central MA to shop local for books! We will be updating this page as more events come in!

Shop your local bookstore!

Word on the Street
Children’s Books and Gifts
April 27:This year’s gorgeous tote bag is FREE with a purchase of $75 (while supplies last) and comes with surprises inside! They also have two IBD exclusive items for sale: The “Read to Me” onesie fits most 6-12 month-olds. The autographed “Kitty-Corn” book comes with a sheet of tattoos. Supplies are limited.
162 Main St, Marlborough
(508) 603-2022

Booklovers’ Gourmet
April 27: Stop in anytime between 10am & 5 pm to pick up some free promos while supplies last. Raffles and Giveaways today only. They have a wide selection of books for all ages, unique gifts, toys, Melissa & Doug, locally made jewelry and much more! Their cafe has an assortment of desserts and hot drink and smoothies!
72 East Main St
Webster, MA
(508) 949-6232

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery & Cafe
April 27:
Starting Monday the 22nd, Tatnuck will be hiding $5 gift cards around the store each day. Browse the store in search of your gift card and use it towards the bookish goodies you find! Then, on Saturday the 27th, hunt down the Golden Ticket! Sponsored by Libro.fm, the Golden Ticket will give one lucky winner 12 free audiobook credits. Discover the ticket’s hiding place to secure your win!

The largest independent bookstore in New England. All books discounted every day! They also have a great gift shop and cafe. Open 7 days a week. Plenty of free parking.
18 Lyman St, Westborough
(508) 366-4959

Hygge House Books
April 27: 
Hygge House is having their GRAND OPENING and INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY CELEBRATION! today from 11 am – 4 pm.

21 E Main Street Westborough, MA

Tidepool Bookshop LLC
April 27: Author Storytime begins at noon on April 27 with local author Andy Hacket.
Tidepool Bookshop encourages young readers with an expansive children’s section with gifts and books for all ages. Children are welcomed into the children’s section with a special “castle gate” entrance.
372 Chandler Street, Worcester

Annie’s Book Stop
April 27
: A friendly neighborhood bookstore, stocking new & pre-read books, as well as toys, gifts, magazines, greeting cards, audio titles, and much more! Offering specials on 4/27!
65 James St., Worcester
(508) 796-5613

Root and Press
Root and Press boasts a wonderful space that is both restaurant/bakery and bookstore. This store has a beautifully curated children’s section with gorgeous books and some gift items too.
156 Shrewsbury St, Worcester

Quabog Book Shop
An independent book shop selling used, rare and out of print books.  They have a children’s section.
80 W Main St (Route 9) West Brookfield
(508) 867-8705

Bonus! Do you like audiobooks? Well, I absolutely love my Libro.fm membership. It is a website that allows you to purchase audiobooks and they split the profits with the local bookshop of your choice. To celebrate independent bookstore day, you can earn a free audiobook by submitting proof of purchase of books at your local indie. Find out more here.


What are some of your favorite children’s books? Let us know in the comments below!

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