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 29: Word on the Street will be having games, giveaways and author book signings from 10am-5pm. Stop in and have fun, and get a book to bring home.
109 Main St, Marlborough
April 29: Stop in anytime between 10am & 5 pm to pick up some free promos while supplies last. 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
Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery & Cafe
April 29: Make Washi tape bookmarks. Get your portrait done by Michelle Stevens and more!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
Tidepool Bookshop LLC
April 29: Author Storytime begins at 11am! Craft a bookmark and more!
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
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 4/29!
65 James St., Worcester
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.
623 Chandler Street, 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
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!