Friday, May 1, 2015

Come Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!


May 2, is Independent Bookstore Day.

There are book giveaways and raffles held throughout the day PLUS each store will be able to start 10 people collecting an exclusive story written by Stuart Dybek and illustrated by Dmitry Samarov. This story is limited to 120 copies total.

Open Books River North:
  • 1 pm- Book signing and cheesecake samples with Jo A. Kaucher (author of THE NEW CHICAGO DINER COOKBOOK) and Micky Hornick of The Chicago Diner
Powell's Bookstore University Village:
  • 12 pm- In-store reading with Blue Balliett in celebration of her new book, PIECES AND PLAYERS
  • 7 pm- In-store reading with Audrey Niffenegger
Women and Children First:
  • 10:30 am- Storytime with Miss Linda
  • Specially baked samples from Mindy Segal's new book COOKIE LOVE
  • Signed copies of Aleksandar Hemon's new novel ZOMBIE WARS
Women & Children First in Andersonville!
Unabridged Bookstore:
  • 12 pm- Book signing and pie samples with Paula Haney, author of THE HOOSIER MAMA BOOK OF PIE and owner of Hoosier Mama Pie Company
  • Signed copies of Aleksander Hemon's new novel ZOMBIE WARS
  • Staff baked samples from Mindy Segal's new book COOKIE LOVE
  • Cornucopia of raffles including a collection of staff favorites, signed books from Other Press, a bundle of fun from Chronicle Books and HarperCollins selections
  • Special display of Ed's 135 favorite books from 35 years of Unabridged (10% off!)
Sandmeyer's Bookstore:
  • 11 am- Meet Beth Finke, author of HANNI & BETH: SAFE & SOUND, and her seeing eye dog and learn how they work together.
The Book Cellar:
  • 10:30 am- 1pm- Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar with celebrity bartenders Sam Irby and David MacLean
  • Cake and more cake!
  • Signed copies of Aleksander Hemon's new novel ZOMBIE WARS
  • 7 pm- reading with Columbia College graduate students
  • Raffle every hour on the hour
Roscoe Books:
  • 11 am- Storytime hosted by local author Tim Sheridan
City Lit:
  • 10:30 am- Storytime
  • 5 pm- reading with Curbside Splendor authors Halle Butler, James Tadd Adcox and Chris Bower
  • Bookseller baked samples from Mindy Segal's new book COOKIE LOVE
57th Street:
  • 11am- Books about Books - A Themed Storytime with Dominique!
  • A sampling of free treats from our neighbor cafe Z&H
  • Signed copies of brand new books by Blue Balliett, Liesl Shurtliff, Kate Hannigan & more
  • Book scavenger hunt for kids (and adults!)
  • Make your own bookmark table
  • Raffles all day from Obvious State, HarperCollins & more
  • Bookseller-baked cookies
Seminary Co-op:
  • Free coffee from our neighbor cafe, Plein Air
  • Signed copies of 2014 Man Booker Prize-winner The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Amit Chaudhuri's Odysseus Abroad & Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen
  • Schroedinger's Cat is Missing: Find Unemployed Philosopher's Guild finger puppets hidden throughout the store to win prizes!
  • Bookseller-baked cookies
Uncharted Books:
  • 3pm- Treats from Rachel Adams of
  • 6pm- readings from Poems While You Wait
  • 7pm- Nathan Rabin reading from YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT YOU DON'T LIKE ME
  • Raffle every hour on the hour

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