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Independent Bookstore Day

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge (map)

a national celebration celebrating 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 (Times are not confirmed in all cases; stay tuned for more as we add activities to the schedule):

Susan La Tempa, editor of the “Paperback L.A.series
James Ashley, Planetary Scientist / Science Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
1-3 PM: Marissa Kennerson, author of the Young Adult fantasy "Tarot"
1-3 PM: Tarot card readings by InannaMoon
3-5: Marc Yablonka, author of Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of Word and Film

An on-going exhibit of the paper mache art of Ulla Anobile

Plus give-aways, coloring & activity table, book drawings & more.