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CIBD 2021 ACTIVITY GUIDE

This guide is intended to highlight booksellers who have registered to participate in Canadian Independent Bookstore Day 2021. These bookstores may provide discounts, specials, and exclusive swag to customers on or around April 24. This guide will also highlight bookseller activities run online or in-store (if safe to do so). These lists are not exhaustive. Please visit bookseller websites and social media channels for more information.

We will update this guide as activity information becomes available. If you are a bookseller who wishes to update your information, please email kayla.calder@cibabooks.ca.

Note about COVID-19

CIBA does not endorse in-person gatherings as part of CIBD 2021. We ask all booksellers to follow local health guidelines, ensure physical distancing is possible, and be flexible in the case of changing restrictions.


ALBERTA

Analog Books Inc., Lethbridge, AB
www.analogbooks.net

Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB
www.audreys.ca

Café Books, Canmore, AB
www.Cafebooks.ca

Activity: Any online or in-store purchases made on April 24 will receive double reward points and customers will be entered into a draw to win a Café Books tote bag with books and goodies.

Evexia Travel & Books, Cochrane, AB
www.evexiaboutique.com

Glass Bookshop, Edmonton, AB
www.glassbookshop.com

Activity: For every $50 customers spend on book purchases on April 24, Glass Bookshop will provide a bonus $5 gift card. Glass Bookshop will also give away a prize pack featuring books by local writers and store merchandise. Visit their social media channels for more info (above).

Owl’s Nest Books, Calgary, AB
www.owlsnestbooks.com

Activity: Owl's Nest Books is participating in the #AnonymouseChallenge as part of CIBD 2021! Families will document a discovery walk in their neighbourhood or create something for their community and then post on social media using #AnonymouseChallenge by April 24, 2021. The team at Owl's Nest will choose one local submission and the winner will receive a special prize pack.

Activity: Owl's Nest Books will offer a special 10% discount on staff picks as part of CIBD 2021. Customers are strongly encouraged to purchase online and use the store's delivery or contact-less curbside pick up options.

Shelf Life Books, Calgary, AB
www.shelflifebooks.ca

The Sherwood Park Bookworm, Sherwood Park, AB
www.parkbookworm.ca

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    32 Books & Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
    www.32books.com

    Banyen Books & Sound
    www.banyen.com

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Banyen Books & Sound on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit Banyen Books on social media for details.

    Bastion Books, Victoria, BC
    www.bastionbooks.square

    Books4Brains
    www.books4brains.ca

    Black Bond Books Central City, Surrey, BC
    www.blackbondbooks.com

    Black Bond Books Ladner, Delta BC
    www.blackbondbooks.com

    Black Bond Books Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge, BC
    www.blackbondbooks.com

    Black Bond Books Semiahmoo, Surrey, BC
    www.blackbondbooks.com

    Black Bond Books Warehouse, Surrey, BC
    www.blackbondbooks.com

    Book Warehouse Main Street, Vancouver, BC
    www.bookwarehouse.ca

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Book Warehouse on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit Book Warehouse on social media for details.

    Book Warehouse Broadway, Vancouver, BC
    www.bookwarehouse.ca

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Book Warehouse on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit Book Warehouse on social media for details.

    Companion Books, Burnaby, BC
    www.companionbooks.com

    Hager Books, Vancouver, BC
    www.hagerbooks.ca

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Hager Books on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit their website for details.

    Huckleberry Books, Cranbrook, BC
    www.huckleberrybooks.ca

    Iron Dog Books, Vancouver, BC
    www.irondogbooks.com

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Iron Dog Books on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit Iron Dog Books on social media for details.

    Kidsbooks Vancouver, BC
    www.kidsbooks.ca

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Kidsbooks on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit their website for details.

    Laughing Oyster Bookshop, Courtenay, BC
    www.laughingoysterbooks.ca

    Massy Books, Vancouver, BC
    www.massybooks.com

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Massy Books on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit Massy Books on social media for details.

    Misty River Books, Terrace, BC
    www.mistyriverbooks.com

    Munro’s Books, Victoria, BC
    www.munrobooks.com

    Once Upon a Bookstore, Kelowna, BC
    www.onceuponabookstore.ca

    Otter Books, Nelson, BC
    www.otterbooksinc.ca

    Polar Peek Books & Treasures, Fernie, BC
    www.polarpeekbooks.ca

    Russell Books, Victoria, BC
    www.russellbooks.com

    Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island BC
    www.talismanbooks.ca

    The Mulberry Bush Bookstore Parksville, Parksville, BC
    www.mulberrybushbooks.com

    The Mulberry Bush Bookstore Qualicum Beach, Qualicum Beach, BC
    www.mulberrybushbooks.com

    The Paper Hound, Vancouver, BC
    www.paperhound.ca

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at The Paper Hound on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit The Paper Hound on social media for details.

    Upstart & Crow, Vancouver, BC
    www.upstartandcrow.com

    Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 with the Vancouver bookselling community! Shop at Upstart & Crow on April 24 for your chance to win an incredible gift pack worth $350+. Visit Upstart & Crow on social media for details.

    Volume One Bookstore, Duncan, BC
    www.volumeone.ca

    Activity: Post a photograph of yourself reading somewhere in the Cowichan Valley and share one reason you love independent bookstores on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Volume One Bookstore. Make sure you tag @volumeonebookstore in your post to enter the contest!

    Western Sky Books, Port Coquitlam, BC
    www.westernskybooks.com

    MANITOBA

    McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, MB
    www.mcnallyrobinson.com McNally Robinson Booksellers The Forks, Winnipeg, MB
    www.mcnallyrobinson.com

    Whodunit Bookshop, Winnipeg, MB
    www.whodunitbooks.ca

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Tidewater Books & Browsery, Sackville NB
    www.tidewaterbooks.ca

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    Tors Cove Books, Tors Cove, NL
    www.torscovebooks.com

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    Yellowknife Book Cellar, Yellowknife NT
    www.yellowknifebooks.com

    NOVA SCOTIA

    Block Shop Books, Lunenburg, NS
    www.blockshopbooks.ca

    Bookmark, Halifax, NS
    http://www.bookmarkreads.ca/

    King's Co-op Bookstore, Halifax, NS
    www.kingsbookstore.ca

    LaHave River Books, LaHave, NS
    www.lahaveriverbooks.ca

    Lunenburg Bound, Lunenburg, NS
    www.lunenburgbound.ca

    Tattletales Books, Dartmouth, NS
    www.tattletalesbooks.ca

    ONTARIO

    A Different Booklist, Toronto ON
    www.adifferentbooklist.com

    Another Story Bookshop, Toronto, ON
    www.anotherstory.ca

    Bakka-Pheonix Books, Toronto, ON
    www.bakkaphoenixbooks.com/

    Beggars Banquet Books, Gananoque, ON
    www.beggarsbanquetbooks.com

    Activity: Take a picture of your favourite place to read or share one reason you love independent bookstores on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Beggars Banquet. Make sure you tag @beggarsbanquetbooks and use the hashtag #CIBD2021 in your post to enter the contest!

    Activity: Beggars Banquet Books is offering "Bookseller Best Bets" for CIBD 2021! With every book purchased on April 24, you can receive 25% off a second book if you let our experts choose the title for you. Visit their website for details.

    Activity: Everyone who purchases from Beggars Banquet Books (online or by phoning in an order for curbside pick-up) on April 24 will win something from their prize box! Prizes include discounts off future purchases, books, masks, totes, gift cards for other local businesses, and treats from Henderson Farms Preserves, Birch Bark Coffee, and more. Visit their social media channels for details (above).

    Blue Heron Books, Uxbridge, ON
    www.blueheronbooks.com

    Activity: Blue Heron is offering a Matchmaker Program for CIBD 2021! With every book purchased, customers can receive 25% off a second book if they let the expert team at Blue Heron choose the title. 

    Activity: Participate in a virtual scavenger hunt on Blue Heron's website! Gather clues and find the code word for a discount or special prizes. 

    Activity: Create your own readerly "pub crawl." Purchase the pairing option to receive $5 coupon for The Second Wedge/Banjo Cider/The Bridge Social.

      Book City, Toronto, ON
      www.BookCity.ca

      BookLore, Orangeville, ON
      www.booklore.ca

      Activity: Why do you love independent bookstores? Post your response to BookLore's Facebook page (linked above) or email it to booklore@bellnet.ca from April 19-24 for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate for the store.

      Books on Main, Bath, ON
      www.booksonmain.ca

      Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore, Toronto, ON
      www.ellaminnow.ca

      Furby House Books, Port Hope, ON
      www.furbyhousebooks.com

      Mable's Fables Bookstore
      www.mablesfables.com

      Master's Book Store, Haliburton, ON
      www.mastersbookstore.ca

      Let’s Talk Books, Coburg, ON
      www.letstalkbooks.ca

      Lighthouse Books, Brighton, ON
      www.lighthousebooksbrighton.ca

      Magic Pebble Books, Elora, ON
      www.magicpebble.ca

      Manticore Books, Orillia, ON
      www.manticorebooks.ca

      Mill Street Books, Almonte, ON
      www.millstreetbooks.com

      Moonbeam Books, Toronto, ON
      www.moonbeambooks.com

      The Book Keeper, Sarnia, ON
      www.sarniabookkeeper.com

      The Bookshelf, Guelph, ON
      www.bookshelf.ca

      Activity: The Bookshelf is hosting a "Book Nook Photo Contest" in celebration of CIBD 2021! Take a picture of your favourite place to read and tag The Bookshelf for your chance to win gift certificates for the store (handles above). First place is $150, second place is $100, and third place is $50. Prizes will be awarded on April 24.

      The City & The City Books, Hamilton, ON
      www.thecityandthecitybooks.ca

      The Ginger Press Bookshop, Owen Sound, ON
      www.gingerpress.com

      Thistle Books and Cafe, St. Catharines, ON
      www.thistlebookshop.ca

      Turns & Tales, Chatham, ON
      www.turnsandtales.com

      UofT Bookstore, Toronto, ON
      www.uoftbookstore.com

      Activity: Celebrate #CIBD2021 virtually with the team at UofT Bookstore! Enjoy 25% off all trade books on April 24. Visit their website to browse their collection and add to yours!

      World of Maps, Ottawa, ON
      www.worldofmaps.com

      Activity: World of Maps' David Landry, Canadian Geographic Challenge National Champion, will be accepting your geographical trivia! Can he "Name That Park" or "Place That Monument"? Give him a few hints and see how close he gets! Tweet, DM, or message your question to World of Maps (handles above). Successful stumpers will receive internet glory!"

      PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

      Bookmark, Charlottetown, PE
      http://www.bookmarkreads.ca/

      QUEBEC

      Brome Lake Books, Knowlton, QC
      www.bromelakebooks.ca

      Activity: Post on social media about why you like bookstores from April 6-24 and tag Brome Lake Books and CIBA for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Brome Lake Books!

      Activity: Everyone who purchases from Brome Lake Books on April 24 will win something from the prize wheel! Prizes include discounts off purchases, gift cards, and local products from Savonnerie de L'Estrie, Virgin Hill Coffee, or Robin Badger Pottery. Purchase can be made online, by phone or email, or in-person.

      Activity: Throughout the day on April 24, 6 local authors will take turns writing in the window of Brome Lake Books! The bookseller will share information about participating authors in the lead-up and provide readers with a sneak peek of works-in-progress on their social media channels.

      Librairie Saga Bookstore, Montréal, QC
      www.sagabookstore.ca

      SASKATCHEWAN

      McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon, SK
      www.mcnallyrobinson.com

      Turning the Tide Bookstore, Saskatoon, SK
      www.turning.ca


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