a national celebration in its 5th year
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.
Why celebrate independent bookstores?
Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.
Here is who we have lined up thus far (stay tuned for more as we add activities to the schedule):
10:30 AM – 3 PM: Anthe Wosczyna, LITTLE MUSE DESIGNS, seed bead jewelry
On-going exhibition in the coffeehouse: Papier mache work by Ulla Anobile
10:30 AM-Noon: DAN SANTAT, Drawn Together & After the Fall (ages 4-8)
Noon-1:30 PM: BENSON SHUM, Holly’s Day at the Pool & Go to Sheep? (ages 2-4)
GUEST AUTHORS AND PRESENTERS:
11 AM-1 PM: SUSAN LATEMPA, Paperback L.A.: A Casual Anthology
11 AM-1 PM: DARIO CiVON, A MILLENNIAL FIELD GUIDE + GEN Z
1-3 PM: MARISSA KENNERSON, Tarot (YA Fiction) & Tarot readings by INANNAMOON, intuitive medium & certified spirituaL advisor
1-3 PM: JAMES ASHLEY, JPL Planetary Scientist, presents - Exploring Caves on the Moon & Mars
3-5 PM: MARC YABLONKA, Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of Word and Film (Military History)
3-5 PM: JOSEPH PUGLIA, Girl with the Purple Ribbon (Fiction set in the Vietnam War era)
IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH:
3-5 PM: Poetry Reading w/ CHARLES JENSEN, Nanopedia (LGBTQIA Studies) & SHEILA MCMULLIN, daughterrarium. Come early to sign up for Open Mic.
Plus A Where’s Waldo contest, give-aways, coloring & poetry table, game demos, book drawings & more.