$500 cash prize + book world glory

Deadline for Entry October 26, 2020

September 26, 2020

What it is:
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids’ events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get at independent bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day.

What we’re looking for:
We are looking for a flexible design use that will work both horizontally and vertically and look as good on a large banner as it does on a bookmark. The logo should capture the spirit of independent bookstores and a love of books. It might also say something about the joy of discovery, book collectors, writers, and readers—we leave that part up to you. All logos should include the name of the organization.

Please send us your logo design in jpeg form. 72dpi is fine for review, but the winning design must be available in hi-res for reproduction. Two–to five-color designs that also look great in b&w are ideal. The winning design will become the sole property of the American Bookseller’s Association.

Deadline: October 26, 2020 (winner will be announced by 11/15/20)

Send submissions to with “Logo Submission” as the subject.
Sponsored by the American Booksellers Association.