Independent Bookstore Day

Come celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Fireside Books!
We will be giving away exclusive IBD canvas bags with purchases of $50 or more while supplies last!
A $50 purchase will also earn you an entry into our Fireside Staff Picks drawing. Ten winners, randomly drawn, will get their own Staff Recommendations shelf for a week!
  • We will have live music featuring local guitarist Roland Olayvar from 11:00a.m. until noon.
  • Local poet Mike Kirby will be reading his work from 2:00p.m. until 3:00p.m.
  • Author Sarah Birdsall will be here to sign books and meet fans from 3:00p.m. until 5:00p.m.
Love audiobooks? This Independent Bookstore Day, we want to thank you for supporting Fireside Books with a gift of free audiobooks! Made possible through our audiobook partner,, there is no cost of commitment required. Simply create your free account before April 27th and you'll receive free audiobooks for being a valued Fireside Books customer!
Fireside Books is also an official sponsor of Palmer's

Who Let the Girls Out? 2019.


What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.

Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

Event date: 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Event address: 

Fireside Books
720 S Alaska Street
Palmer, AK 99645