Bookstore Events

At the bookstore May 22, 3-5: Robert Hunter, an accomplished entertainer, Nashville recording artist and author of a book about his wife’s bout with cancer. Hunter will present a live performance as well as talk about and sign copies of his book.

Here’s an offer to celebrate Independent Bookstores beginning on Independent Bookstore Day (Saturday, April 28) and throughout the year thereafter.  (It’s a colorful map, do pick one up.)
  • Pick up a Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap at the bookstore. 
  • Every bookstore is pictured with an image and signage –Bookends on Main is just about in the middle of the map.
  • On the back cover of the map there are some details about a contest MIBA will be hosting to encourage folks to visit independent stores throughout the year.
  • Customers take a selfie either in or in front of your store at any time over the course of the year.
  • You post it to Twitter and tag (@midwestbooks) and our store. Every month, MIBA selects a photo at random to receive a $25 gift card to any store on the map.
  • Next year on Independent Bookstore Day, MIBA will select another random photo to win a $500 gift card to any store on the map. (The more times customers post a photo, the more likely they are to win the grand prize!)
  • If a winner chooses to receive a gift card in our store, MIBA will be in touch to purchase the gift card and arrange delivery.