Independent Bookstore Day 2019!


Join us, and independent bookstores all throughout the country, in celebrating Independent Book Day 2019!

This Independent Bookstore Day is going to be HUGE! So far we have a fun Connecticut Passport and these events lined up (scroll down for passport details):

10:30am: Kids Storytime with Hannah Fichandler and Vaughn Fender, author/illustrator of children's book, You and Me/.

Face Painting by Fun-E-Faces Katie Sullivan

2:00pm L.M. Pampuro author signing

4:00pm Elsa Kurt author signing

6:00pm Local Medium Toni Federici, who will be doing private readings

Along with all these fun events, Independent Bookstores all over Connecticut are working together to offer visitors a chance to win a Grand Prize for visiting and participating in the Connecticut Passport!

Celebrate your local indies on Independent Bookstore Day (April 27th) by participating in the Connecticut Passport! Visit all 17 participating bookstores over the weekend to win a Passport Prize, a 20% coupon from each store (some exclusions apply), and be entered into a Grand Prize raffle. Five (5) people will be drawn at random to win a Grand Prize of a $50 gift card from EACH store!

Click here for a map of participating bookstores:


  • This event takes place over IBD weekend (Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th) during each bookstore’s business hours.
  • Participants can pick up a passport at any of the 17 bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day. 
  • Participants must visit ALL bookstores to qualify for the passport prize and gain entry to win a Grand Prize.
  • No purchase is required to participate.
  • Each participating bookstore will issue an original stamp/sticker in the passport during your visit.
  • Upon completion of the passport, a bookseller at the final stop will review the stamps and confirm your eligibility to win. You will be asked to fill out a form with your contact information, which will be used to mail Passport Prizes and for entry into the Grand Prize.
  • Participants can finish their passport at ANY of the stores and are welcome to keep their passports.

Passport Prize: A coupon from each of the 17 participating stores for 20% off a purchase on a future visit (some exclusions apply). Awarded to everyone who completes the passport by visiting ALL 17 participating bookstores

Grand Prize: One $50 gift certificate to each of the 17 participating bookstores (an $850 value), awarded to five, randomly-drawn Passport Prize winners.

Passports will be available at all participating stores.


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
That Book Store LLC
446 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Event FAQs

How do I attend?

Most in-store events are free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase a copy of the author’s new book from That Book Store. Overflow parking for on-site events is available across the street at 449 Silas Deane Hwy.

Off-site events require a ticket, which usually include the new book. The cost is dependent on the cost of the book.

Can I get my book from home signed?

A purchase from That Book Store is required to join the signing line; additional books from home of older titles can be signed at the discretion of the author.

Can I get a photo with the author?

Those guidelines are determined by the author and the publisher, so check each event for specifics.