Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 will be our very first Independent Bookstore Day!

Please join us any time during the day, 10am-5pm, to celebrate a shared love of books and bookstores!

We are also part of the first-ever NoVa Bookstore Crawl which includes 15 independent bookstores across Northern Virginia, Frederick, MD, and Wardensville, WV! Pick up your passport here, or get your Fonts stamp anytime through the end of May to win prizes.

Look around and find the one Golden Ticket hidden in the store and win 12 audiobook credits from our partner,

Each year, a limited number of books and bookish goodies are created and sold specially for IBD. We will have a limited number of:

  • 2024 IBD Tote Bags
  • Stroke of the Pen stories by Terry Pratchett
  • Special signed copies of An Excellent Host by Chelsea G. Summers
  • “Eat Sleep Read Local” Exclusive Magnets
  • Signed copies of “Bubbly Beautiful Kitty-Corn” + tattoo sheet
  • “Becoming Who We Are: A Trans Anthology” Graphic Novel
  • Lots of fun freebies for kids as well!

Due to the limited supplies available, IBD items are first come, first serve. They cannot be reserved in advance or held. Only 1 of a type can be purchased but you can purchase 1 of multiple items.

More fun during the day:

  • If you wear your Fonts shirt, you will get 10% off your purchase on IBD! There may still be time to get a new shirt from Bonfire if you order this week.
  • Anyone who purchases $100 or more on IBD will also get to select a free book from our hidden collection!
  • Take a photo with our sloth wallpaper!
  • Find the fonts hidden around the store for fun and a little chocolate!
  • We will be pouring samples of some of our non-alcoholic “dry” drinks – new samples every hour from noon-4pm!

Independent Bookstore Day is organized by the American Booksellers Association. It was established in 2013 to promote, celebrate, and highlight the value of the Independent bookstore community. This year, there are more than 1,000 stores participating across the country!


Apr 27 2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Community Event


Fonts Books & Gifts
6262 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101