Just what does IBD celebrate?
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.
Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.
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.
Join us for a day of special gifts and surprises! We'll have limited-edition Independent Bookstore Day merchandise and events all day!
10am - A visit from Curious George! Bring the young ones for a special storytime and visit from the beloved children's book character.
1pm - A special panel of Angel City Press authors. First, April Dammann presents Corita Kent: Art and Soul: The Biography. Then, authors Darryl Holter and William F. Deverell discuss Woody Guthrie L.A.: 1937 to 1941, with a special LIVE performance!
3pm - Author Jim Colucci discusses and signs Golden Girls Forever! Yes, those Golden Girls! Join us as we celebrate the classic television show and this gorgeous new companion book. We'll have special guests and a Golden Girls costume contest with prizes!
5pm - Live DJ and Happy Hour!