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.
Save the date for Independent Bookstore Day 2017!