Bookstore Day Logo Contest

California Bookstore Day 2014


$350 cash prize



What it is:

California Bookstore Day, on Saturday May 3, 2014, will harness the creative power of authors and publishers to drive readers to brick and mortar bookstores. For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited-edition, unique word-based items will be available to book lovers in independent stores across the state. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only. You can’t get them on Amazon, you can’t get them at B&N, and you can’t get them on May 4.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a logo with flexible design use. Ideally it will work both horizontally and vertically and look as good on a large banner as it does on a bookmark or t-shirt. The logo should capture the spirit of independent bookstores, and a love of books and real bookstores. It might also say something about California, about rare finds, rabid fans, writers, treasures—we leave that part up to you.


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 four-color designs that also look great in black and white are ideal.

Deadline: July 9, 2013

Winner will be announced by July 30, 2013

Send submissions to Samantha Schoech at with “Logo Submission” in the subject line.

Sponsored by the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and California Bookstore Day.