Independent Bookstore Day with Watermark Books & Café

Watermark Books & Café is thrilled to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day again this year on Saturday, April 27th. We have many things planned to help celebrate and showcase the great things about independent bookstores. Below is a list of current planned events.

  • Two Grant Snider Storytimes, 10 am Storytime of Nothing Happens on a Gray Day, and 1 pm a story event for his latest book Poetry Comics.
  • Book Shop Crawl with participating bookstores: Blush Bookstore (2721 E Central Ave Suite 121, Wichita, KS 67214), Eighth Day Books (2838 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214), Crow & Co. Books ( 2 S Main St, Hutchinson, KS 67501), Twice Told Tales (104 S Main St, McPherson, KS 67460), and Reliant Bookstore (114 N Vine St, El Dorado, KS 67042).
  • Golden Ticket Hunt that offers a full year of, the audiobook service that supports independent bookstores.
  • Authors in Schools table that will include a prize wheel of free goodies like a free cookie, a discount off a book, and more.
  • Educator's Corner where with a donation toward Authors in School you can then take from our collection of educational books. Only books at the Educator's Corner qualify for this offer. 
  • Watermark Books & Café Scavenger Hunt
  • Watermark Books & Cafe Crossword Puzzle
  • A drawing for prizes for those who complete the planned activities
  • As well as the Watermark Books & Café Memory Book where you can write your name and messages.

We will also have special items for purchase on the bookstore and the café side. We will have exclusive Independent Bookstore Day T-shirts with the winning logo of our Merch Madness Tournament. By wearing Watermark Books & Cafe merch you can get 10% off a boxed lunch from the café. Our cafe will offer book cookies, punch for kids and non-coffee drinkers, and our new brown sugar and white chocolate latte. Our cafe will also provide our spring veggie chowder for that day only! We can't wait to see you there! And as always thank you for supporting independent bookstores.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218