Independent Bookstore Day: Back to the Last Saturday in April

Join the party, Saturday, April 24th at Main Point Books

Longer days, warmer temperatures ... mean it is almost Independent Bookstore Day! While it may look different from 2019, it is definitely going to be a lot more fun than 2020. Join us on Saturday, April 24th as we once again host a celebration of all things books. We're going to have local authors and publishers in a dedicated outdoor tent, a selection of limited edition Indie only bookish items, and of course giveaways.

Even if you can't join us for the festivities, stop in during our regular hours and we'll hook you up with your next great read! If you'd rather shop virtually, check out our website or give us a call at (484) 580-6978.

Be the first in line to buy limited edition collectible merchandise from authors and illustrators including Nikki Giovanni, Stephen King & Joe Hill, Nigella Lawson and Jeff VanderMeer.

Spend $150 and get this cute Tote Bag




Check your inbox for an IBD coupon

Free Audio Books From our partner Libro.FM

When customers spend $15 (in-store or virtually) between April 24th and April 26th, they can submit their purchase details for a free select audiobook. Go to to sign up for updates.

The Party Goes Outside

11 am Kid Lit with Kate Garchinsky and Donna Gephart

Celebrate the book launches of Go Be Wonderful! and The Secret Life of Sloths with author Donna Gephart and illustrator, Kate Garchinsky. Kate is the illustrator of non-fiction picture books including The Secret Life of the Red Fox and the Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat. Donna has written many beloved middle-grade books including Abby Tried & True and Lily & Dunkin.

1 pm Kid Lit Continues with with Frank Murphy and A Teacher Like You

This is the year that teachers have been our heroes. A signed copy of A Teacher Like You to the teacher in your child's life is the perfect end-of-year gift.

2pm - Zombie Hour: Meet Local Press Lanternfish and author Matthew Vesely, Elegy for the Undead

Publisher Weekly described Elegy for the Undead as, "Vesely's eloquent debut (which) reimagines the zombie novel as a tender reflection on the complexities of human relationships. . . This unique, intimate zombie tale is sure to impress." Publishing is alive and well in Philadelphia and always done with Philly Phlair by Lanternfish Press which publishes books that defy pigeonholes.

3pm - Cozy Mystery Hour with Kensington authors JD Griffo, Eileen Watkins and Tina Kashian

All anyone has wanted this year is a cozy mystery and Kensington is THE PUBLISHER of Cozy Mysteries. Meet their local authors, JD Griffo, author of The Ferara Family Murder Series, Eileen Watkins who writes The Cat Groomer Series and Tina Kashian author of A Kebab Kitchen Mystery Series.

Virtual Events: Leading up to IBD

Monday, April 19 at 7pm

It's Funny 'Cause It's True: Women Humor Writers Tell All with Rachel BloomAmber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar, and Sloane Crosley. Moderated by Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee!

Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm

IBD Author Ambassador Glennon Doyle in conversation with Alexandra Elle

We have signed copies of Untamed

Friday, April 23 at 7pm Solving Mysteries & Fighting Injustice with YA Authors Angeline BoulleySara FaringTiffany D. Jackson, and Kim Johnson


Event date: 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Event address: 

Main Point Books


The Secret Life of the Sloth By Laurence Pringle, Kate Garchinsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurence Pringle, Kate Garchinsky (Illustrator)
Title is Backordered
ISBN: 9781635923094
Published: Astra Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Go Be Wonderful! By Donna Gephart, Francesca Chessa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Donna Gephart, Francesca Chessa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823445110
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - March 30th, 2021

Abby, Tried and True By Donna Gephart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534440890
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

A Teacher Like You By Frank Murphy, Barbara Dan, Kayla Harren (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534111134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

Elegy for the Undead: A Novella By Matthew Vesely Cover Image
Title is Backordered
ISBN: 9781941360453
Published: Lanternfish Press - October 13th, 2020

Claw & Disorder (A Cat Groomer Mystery #5) By Eileen Watkins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496722980
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - January 26th, 2021

Murder at Veronica’s Diner (A Ferrara Family Mystery #4) By J.D. Griffo Cover Image
Title is Backordered
ISBN: 9781496730930
Published: Kensington - December 1st, 2020

On the Lamb (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery #4) By Tina Kashian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496726056
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kensington - February 25th, 2020