Twin Cities Independent
Bookstore Day Passport 2022


Another successful Independent Bookstore Day is in the books! Thousands flocked their favorite indie bookstores with the Twin Cities Bookstore Passport in hand to celebrate. Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Eric E., and to Literary Prize Pack winners Claire S., Melissa Z., Laurie F., Darin T., and Ashley O. See below for another peek at what they won

Rain Taxi's Twin Cities Literary Calendar is teaming up with 19 great independent bookstores in the Twin Cities to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 by once again publishing the 2022 Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport. Packed with bookstore coupons and illustrations by local artist Kevin Cannon, the Passport is FREE to pick up at any participating store, and the best way to maximize your Independent Bookstore Day experience. Get it stamped at multiple stores for discounts, prizes, and more!

Passports will be available at all of the participating bookstores below between April 23 and April 30. Get your Passport stamped at every store you visit, because each and every stamp activates a store coupon.


Read on to find out where to go and how
you can win prizes. See you in the stores!

How to Participate

  1. Pick up a passport and activate the coupons between April 23 and April 30. Start your bookstore journey at any of the participating stores listed below, and then get a stamp at every bookstore you visit through April 30. Each stamp activates that store’s coupon; just bring your passport back after May 1 to redeem the coupon!
  2. Get any 10 stamps, and you activate ALL store coupons Collect stamps from any 10 bookstores and ask the tenth one to stamp a special page that activates all 19 coupons in the passport!
  3. Get all 19 stamps, and be entered to win a literary prize pack or the grand prize Collect stamps from all the bookstores and ask the last one to stamp the special square in the back of the Passport; you’ll then be eligible to win one of five literary prize packs, PLUS the grand prize! If you have obtained all 19 stamps, simply email a picture of the "Bookstore Hero Stamps" page to calendar [at] raintaxi [dot] com by end of day on Monday, May 2, or tear out and mail on Monday to Rain Taxi, PO Box 3840, Mpls MN 55403 with your email address included. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, May 6.

Thanks and best wishes on your travels with
the Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport!

2022 Participating Stores
Click on these links to learn more about the open hours, Covid-19 safety protocols, special activities, and limited or exclusive items available at each participating store!


2022 Passport Sponsors

Literary Prize Packs
Passport holders who collect ALL the stamps over the course of the week leading up to Independent Bookstore Day will be entered in a drawing to win a Literary Prize Pack full of these great gifts!

Grand Prize
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a new book from each of the independent bookstores involved in this year's Passport—and a handwritten note from each one explaining why they chose it! Each store is offering a book that they feel is representative of both their store and their community of readers, so collectively this is a one-of-a-kind prize that reflects the bounty that independent bookstores in the Twin Cities provide.

Once again, happy trails to all the intrepid readers out there, and from all the independent booksellers in the Twin Cities and Rain Taxi, thank you for supporting community businesses!