UPDATE! -- Independent Bookstore Day 2017
4/29 Independent Bookstore Day 2017
What: Independent Bookstore Day.
When: Saturday, 29 April 2017. The fun lasts all day!
Where: Rakestraw Books (and indie bookstores around the Bay Area!).
Why you should care: 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, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, 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 bookstores -- like Rakestraw Books! -- 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. We are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of us this year than there were last year. And we are at your service.
There will be more than a dozen products available, including signed copies of a short story by Michael Chabon, literary tea towels, a canvas pouch featuring images of dogs of famous authors, an Elephant and Piggie onesie, and more. Click HERE to check out some the unique items for IBD-2017!
UPDATE: We are offering a variety of special elements to our celebration of Independent Bookstore Day 2017.
1. Every purchase is eligible for a raffle ticket. We will draw the raffle at the end of the day. You need not to be present to win;
2. Every purchase over $50 will receive a lovely bonus gift;
3. We have gift wrapped an interesting variety of books. Purchase one of these "blind dates" for $5. All the proceeds on these "blind dates" will go to charity;
4. At 1 PM we are going to offer samples of "The Sophia Lorenzo": a cocktail recipe from novelist Edan Lepucki which is drawn from A Literary Cocktail Party -- one of the special IBD-2017 items.
And, of course, we have a lovely selection of the special items. Come help us celebrate!
Join the fun at Rakestraw Books on Independent Bookstore Day 2017!