Independent Bookstore Day is back, and so are we! For the first time since our storefront closed in March of 2020, Wild Rumpus is offering in-person shopping in the form of an outdoor pop-up sale on Saturday, April 24 from 10AM-3PM! We'll have unique, limited edition merchandise only available from independent bookstores on this special day, and a virtual Hora de cuentos bilingüe/ Bilingual Story Time that will be available to watch from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. Plus, pick up a TC Indie Bookstore Passport between April 18-24 for a chance to win prizes and coupons while supporting local independent bookstores!
Twin Cities Independent Booksellers are teaming up again this year to conduct a cities-wide TC Indie Bookstore Passport Contest. Readers who visit multiple stores between 4/18 and 4/24 will be eligible for fantastic, bookish prizes.
Except this year, as we all know, isn't a typical year. Not all bookstores are open to the public. Even if stores are open to the public, mandates remain in place that prevent bookstores from allowing in every customer at once. Find the contest rules, participating bookstores, and how to participate virtually on the TC Indie Bookstore Passport Contest website.
Pick up your passport and get it stamped during our curbside pickup hours (1-5PM daily) between 4/18 and 4/24, or at the RUMPUS IN THE WILD outdoor popup sale on Saturday, 4/24 from 10AM-3PM! Curbside pickup hours are from 1-5PM daily, including weekends and during RUMPUS IN THE WILD. If you'd like a passport included with your online order, just check the "TC Independent Bookstores Passport" box at checkout.
Saturday, April 24, 10AM-3PM: RUMPUS IN THE WILD Outdoor Pop-up Sale
Join us for a virtual Spanish/English bilingual story time with bookseller Leigh! We will sing songs in Spanish and read our favorite Spanish/bilingual picture books.
**Please note: For the safety of our animals, staff, and customers, our animal visitors will not be available for petting or holding during the RUMPUS IN THE WILD outdoor pop-up sale.**