About a dozen local bookstores participate in Independent Bookstore Day. Each store plans its own activities, which may include readings and author appearances, prizes, and refreshments.
Details are still pending for2019. Some local participating booksellers last year included:
Small World Books (Venice), Book Soup (Hollywood), Skylight Books (Los Feliz), Pages- A Bookstore (Manhattan Beach), Vroman's (Pasadena), Whale of a Tale (Irvine), Once Upon a Time (Montrose), Once Upon a Storybook (Tustin), Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse (La Canada Flintridge), The Last Bookstore and more.