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Independent Bookstore Day and East City Bookshop's 3rd Birthday

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am


Join us on April 27 for Independent Bookstore Day and our 3rd Birthday!

 10 AM - 1 PM: Kid's Scavenger Hunt! Search the store for 4-6 items and compete for a prize!

11 AM: Julia Langsdorf, author of White Elephant, signing copies of her novel.

1 PM: Drag Queen Storytime with the DC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 

4 PM: Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard discusses his latest novel. More information.

6 PM: DC Public Library Author Fest Happy Hour 

Donuts, cake, and refreshments available throughout the day.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for live updates about flash sales. 


DC Bookstore CrawlWe're participating in the DC IBD Bookstore Crawl: Grab your map and get it stamped at all 10 participating bookstores in DC for a free tote bag! You can also enjoy special discounts, like buy-one-get-one-free drinks at our neighbor, Peregrine Espresso. For more information, click here.

For those participating in the book crawl, ECB Merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, totes) are 20% off. Just display your map (and have it stamped) to receive your discount. 



For our birthday, we're giving you gifts! As part of Independent Bookstore Day, and thanks to our audiobook partner,, you can enjoy free audiobooks at no cost and no commitment required. Simply create your free account before April 27th and you’ll receive free audiobooks for being a East City Bookshop customer. Click here for more information.