Independent Bookstore Day

Get excited for the fourth annual celebration of Independent Bookstores, and please plan to join us on Saturday, April 28 for some activities and giveaways.

Bookstores are unique plances in the cahos and hubbub of our modern times. They are places wehre you can come to disconnect, relax, and enjoy a moment of silence, yet simultaneously they are also places where you can feel more engaged with and informed about the world around you. 

Here's what's happening at Watermark Books on April 28, 2018: 

10:30 a.m. Storytime with Melissa
10:30 a.m. Storytime and author talk with Troy James Weaver
1:00 p.m. Make your own Golden Book for children ages 4-7. What story do you have to tell? Join us for a session for ages 4 and up to make their own book inspired by the classic Golden Books. Yes, those books you read as a child, read to your children; the books that live through generations. This creative activity will result in a book that will be treasured as well. We will also have additional activities around these treasured books!
1:00-2:30 p.m. Silkscreen printing of Lindsey Yankey design by Brad Ruder of Tilt Union. Join Lindsey Yankey, the world class children's book writer and illustrator of Bluebird and Sun and Moon, and Brad Ruder, a silkscreen printer, to see an original print specially designed for Independent Bookstore Day.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Showcase of University Press of Kansas.  Learn from acquisitions editor Kelly Hogeland about the process of publishing academic and books about Kansas.   Author Event with Max McCoy, George Frazier, Mark Eberle and CJ Janovy.  Authors McCoy, Frazier, Eberle, and Janovy will briefly speak and answer questions, then sign books.  McCoy is the author of Elevations, Frazier is the author of The Last Wild Places of Kansas, Eberle is the author of Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941, and Janovy is the author of No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas.   
We'll have surprise giveaways for young and old all day long. 
FREE Audiobooks from!

PLUS!  You'll be able to download FREE audiobooks from (while still supporting your favorite independent bookstore)! Audiobooks give you the ability to listen to great books, anytime and anywhere. Watermark Books & Cafe has partnered with to offer monthly memberships and a special Bookstore Day offer on Saturday, April 28, to thank you for your support.

The Bookstore Day offer includes 5 FREE audiobooks + two samplers including the #1 Indie Next Pick, Tangerine by Christine Mangan. Create your account now (click HERE) so you will be ready to get your free audiobooks on April 28...then come celebrate with us at the store!

The following items will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY on Independent Bookstore Day. 




Learn more about Bookstore Day and share this offer from Watermark Books & Cafe with your friends and family HERE.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Maisy Goes to the Local Bookstore: A Maisy First Experiences Book Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536200850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

Temporal: a novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997576634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disorder Press - March 15th, 2018

Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River Cover Image
ISBN: 9780700626021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Kansas - March 30th, 2018

No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780700625284
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Kansas - January 26th, 2018

The Last Wild Places of Kansas: Journeys Into Hidden Landscapes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780700624829
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Kansas - February 16th, 2017

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