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Independent Bookstore Day

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
2207 Honolulu Ave
cross street Verdugo Rd./ east end of Montrose Shopping Park
Montrose, CA 91020

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.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, kids events, readings, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

Independent Bookstore Day Logo

Why are we celebrating 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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ONCE UPON A TIME?

11 am - The Big Adventures of Tiny House - meet the author and illustrator of the cutest book about the hot, Tiny House movement -- in a picture book format.  Simple craft and reading.

7 pm - Double Debut YA Author Discussion -The Daughter of the Pirate King & Speak of Me As I Am - Discussion & booksigning with debut YA authors Tricia Levenseller & Sonia Belasco

Once Upon A Time and Libro.fm Independent Bookstore Day Promotion

$17.95
SKU: 9780971122826

Staff Pick Logo
Daughter of the Pirate King Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250095961
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 28th, 2017

Speak of Me as I Am Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399546761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - April 4th, 2017

Staff Picks

For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history.