John Green Was Here
New York Times best selling author John Green was in the house for the Indy Reads Books grand opening in July, 2012. Lucky local fans got their books signed!
A Space for Creativity
Indy Reads Books hosts several monthly get-togethers, including the Indy Actor's Playground and Indy Word Lab. Aspiring artists and writers have a space for creativity.
Andrea Gibson Speaks
Nationally acclaimed poet Andrea Gibson has stopped at Indy Reads Books twice now for live poetry readings. Always a pleasure!
Tradeschoolers Teach
The Tradeschool Co-op lets teachers barter with their students in exchange for classes on a wide variety of subjects. They stage classes at Indy Reads Books frequently. Visit their website to sign up for a class!
Santa Visits
Every year, Santa comes to our store to read books to kids and spread Christmas cheer.

Our events program

Indy Reads Books is proud to offer community space for events and creativity! Promoting literacy is our core mission, and the opportunity to interact with writers, artists, and other readers in a welcoming event space is an important part of that.

There’s always something going on here, including:

    • book signings for local and nationally known authors
    • storytelling and performance pieces
    • Tradeschool Indy classes
    • monthly workshops for playwrights and writers
    • art shows and installations
    • live music
      … and much more!
Upcoming events

Check our events calendar to see what’s coming up!

You can also keep up-to-date on events by signing up for our monthly email newsletter and following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Want to host an event of your own?

Click HERE to fill out our event submission form.

More information about our event space

Our space can hold over 100 people and features a stage/dais with a microphone and sound equipment. We have 50 folding chairs, several tables, a glass catering buffet table, and a small kitchenette available for use. If you are interested in hosting a private event (wedding reception, shower, etc.), please contact us at for availability and pricing.

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