Welcome to Bookmamas

We are a new & used bookstore that specializes in Indiana books and authors.  Located in the historic district of Irvington on the east side of Indianapolis, we bring you the adventure of a neighbor bookstore as well as provide a gateway to many local independent shops, restaurants and music venues.  Our space is shared with Irvington Vinyl record shop which offers an extensive inventory of new & vintage vinyl records, CDs and

Independent Bookstore Day

Three Indianapolis bookstores are teaming up to celebrate the day with literary parties.  On Saturday, April 29, guests of Bookmamas, the Indiana Historical Society's  Basile History Market, and Kid's Ink Children's Bookstore will be treated to free activities, book signings, discounts, and prizes.  In addition, those who visit multiple stores will be entered in a drawing to win one of two multi-store gift baskets. This is the third year for Independent Bookstore Day which shows support for indie bookstores nationwide by celebrating the work they do year round.  More than 490 bookstores in 48 states are taking part, with plans for a full day of bookish fun.

The Basile History Market is located at 450 W. Ohio St. inside the Eugene & Marilyn Glick History Center and Kid's Ink Children's Bookstore is located at 5619 N. Illinois St.

Bookmamas' Upcoming Events

  • 04/26/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Event address:
    9 Johnson Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46219

    We will be discussing A Man Without a Country by Kurt VonnegutChris LeFave of the Vonnegut Memorial Library will be leading our group discussion.

    A Man Without a Country Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780812977363
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Random House Trade - January 16th, 2007

  • 04/29/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
    Event address:
    9 Johnson Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46219

    The first 10 customers will receive swag bags. We will have "Make Your Own" Golden Books, an in-store scavenger hunt, authors Sherri Wood Emmons and Brian Sweeney, and many special IBD items for sale. (http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/shop-1/)

    1:00 pm - We will begin reading A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut. Anyone wishing to volunteer to read, please  contact us at info@bookmamas.com  
    Three Gift Drawings -
    There will be a Bookmamas drawing for a gift basket.
    A special drawing will be held for those who visit 2 of the Indianapolis participating stores (Bookmamas, Kids Ink and The History Market at Indiana History Center)and a very special drawing for people who visit all 3 stores.