Independent Bookstore Day 2022


IBD 2022 LogoJoin Porter Square Books in Cambridge and Boston for Independent Bookstore Day all day on Saturday April 30, 2022. 

IBD 2022 will feature:

Scavenger Hunt with Swell Prizes

Porter Square Books Passport

Reverse Tip-Jars filled with recommendations

Bookish Craft Station (Boston only)

Blind Date with a Book

Check back frequently as we will add activities and events as we get closer to IBD.


Each location will also host a Porter Square Books After Hours Silent Reading Party. Click here for Cambridge. And click here for Boston.


And, of course, the usual cool Independent Bookstore Day Exclusive Items including:


CITY ON FIRE by Don Winslow, $28.99

City on Fire by Don Winslo









Blackwing Pencils $29.95 

Close Up of Blackwing I heart Indie Bookstores Pencil




Indie Bookstores Are My Jam Exclusive Mug $16.95

Indie Bookstores Are My Jam Mub









When One Book Closes, Another Book Opens, A Reading Journal $9.95

When One Book Closes Another Opens Reading Journal









Leigh Bardugo SIX OF CROWS IBD Tote Bag $20

Six of Crow Tote Bag











THUNDEROUS by M.L. Smoker, Natalie Peeterse $16.99











World's Smallest Kite DIAMOND $8.49

Worlds Smallest Kite Diamond Shape










World's Smallest Kite AIRPLANE $9.49

Worlds Smallest Kite Plane








We’ll also be giving away some free schwag. (While supplies last, of course.)


BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black bookmark

CHANDELIER by Mieko Kawakami

I READ DANGEROUSLY by Azar Nafisi buttons

Independent Bookstore Day Mad Libs


READ LIKE AN ARTIST by Austin Kleon zine

And make sure to grab your “I Visited An Independent Bookstore Today” sticker!

I Visited an Independent Bookstore Sticker