Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day at these Badger State gems.
Spend $100 at an independent bookstore, and $68 stays local. Spend $100 at a chain store, and only $43 recirculates within your community. That’s just one of the research-backed benefits of supporting your neighborhood bookstore. A great day to do it is this Saturday, April 29, on Independent Bookstore Day.
Now in its tenth year, the national event encourages booklovers to buy locally, and in return, indie booksellers roll out special deals, live music, scavenger hunts, contests, and literary exclusives you can only get that day.
Wisconsin is home to a wealth of independent bookstores. Here are a few of our favorites:
With 85,000+ new and used books, you’re sure to find something captivating. Don’t want to buy? The Book Store offers a unique rental service for its most popular titles.
One of Wisconsin’s newest, Lion’s Mouth quickly packed its calendar with book launches, author signings, and monthly book clubs.
The Capital City’s most popular bookstore is known for its knowledgeable booksellers and ever-changing, themed window displays of eye-catching titles.
While the University Book Store is flashier, locals say the best bookstore on the UW campus is Paul’s, a second-hand shop selling everything from beach reads to autobiographies.
The only Black and woman-owned BIPOC children’s bookstore in Wisconsin’s largest city, Rooted fills its shelves with books with diverse protagonists.
Wisconsin’s oldest bookstore, Janke, which has been in business since 1919, is a must-stop for history lovers, thanks to their ample supply of state history books.
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