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Local bookstores to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this weekend

Outside shot of Magic City Books
Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 13:10:32-04

TULSA, Okla. — Independent Bookstore Day is this weekend. It's a day celebrated nationally every last Saturday in the month of April. Tulsa's own local independent bookstores are joining in the holiday fun!

Here is a list of all the bookstores that are participating:

Magic City Books

  • Owned by the Tulsa Literary Coalition which is a nonprofit corporation.
  • Deals: A full range of exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items for free or for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be book swag given away with each purchase.
  • The bookstore also has literary care packages and virtual events available through its website.
  • Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day
  • Located at 299 East Archer Street in Tulsa.

Whitty Books

  • Opened in July 2018 at the historic Kendall Whittier District.
  • Deals: Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise will be available. A limited number of swag bags will be given to the first several customers who spend over $25 at the register. Whitty Books merchandise will be on sale as well.
  • Free shipping for online orders on the bookstore's website will also be available to customers that are still more comfortable with staying at home.
  • Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday
  • Located at 2407 East Admiral Boulevard in Tulsa.

Fulton Street Books & Café

  • Founded by Onikah Asamoa-Caesar with the idea the bookstore is a space to call home, build community, and increase literacy.
  • Deals: A 15% discount will be available for all book purchases.
  • Fulton's has teamed up with other independent bookstores in the area for a limited-edition T-shirt. Pre-orders are on their webite. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales support Tulsa’s independent bookstores.
  • Open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • Located at 210 West Latimer Street in Tulsa.

Eleanor’s Bookshop

    • Founded by two teachers to bring children, teens, and so many others the importance of literacy.
    • Deals: Offering 20% off all items in-store. Bargain books will be on sale for picture books, board books, and YA novels. A brand new line of Eleanor's Bookshop merchandise will be sold that day. The Gas Petal will also join in to sell signature bouquets of flowers.
    • Customers can also order online and request curbside services if they choose.
    • Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
    • Located at 1102 South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa.

    Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market

    • A one-stop independent children’s bookstore, literacy learning shop, reading tutoring center and story-themed event venue.
    • Deals: Offering 20% off all regular-priced items, as well as having 40% and 50% off table selections. Hourly giveaways will begin from the time of opening. In-person storytimes will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Any customer who spends over $15 can get a free audiobook of their choosing from
    • Customers can order online and request no-contact curbside services if they choose.
    • Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
    • Located at 8210 South Harvard Avenue in Tulsa.

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