Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day
April 29 (details)

I am celebrating the upcoming Independent Bookstore Day by visiting at least 10 independent bookstores during the month which is part of the Book Lover Quest challenge mentioned in the details. Below are the places I visited and what I picked up. Most of the places listed are those I visit regularly for author and book events.

# 1 Books Inc.
Opera Plaza, San Francisco, CA (here)
Little White Lies: Truth & Movies, No. 68, Jan/Feb 2017
Toni Erdmann issue

#2 Diesel
Larkspur, CA (here)
Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

#3 Booksmith
San Francisco, CA (here)
Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

#4 Books Inc.
Laurel Village, San Francisco, CA (here)
with a Happy Birthday card

#5 Green Apple Books on the Park
San Francisco, CA (here)
with Mollie Makes
Living a Creative Life
issue number seventy seven
comes with a cute mini-loom kit

#6 Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA (here)
with News of the World by Paulette Jiles
and stocking up on more Birthday cards

#7 Alexander Book Company
San Francisco, CA (here)
with two books by Jenny Han
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
P.S. I Still Love You

#8 Books Inc.
Marina, San Francisco, CA (here)
with How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

#9 Bookshop
West Portal, San Francisco, CA (here)
with The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

#10 Book Passage
Embarcadero Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA (here)
with Note to Self by Connor Franta

#11 Green Apple Books
Clement Street, San Francisco, CA (here)
with Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Spent Independent Bookstore Day at this fine San Francisco establishment which is currently ranked #21 on Huffington Posts's 50 Of The Best Indie Bookstores In America (here).

AND completed the Book Lover Quest challenge of visiting at least 10 independent book stores from the list. It was a fun experience to visit more than my usual three stores in a month. There are two in San Francisco that I still plan to visit for the first time.

POST Challenge visits:

Christopher's Books
Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA (here)
with Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Kokoro by Keith Yatsuhashi


  1. This is a neat challenge. The one and only indie within an hour of me is closed right now from flooding, sadly. I look forward to seeing your list update.

  2. Love independent bookstores (sadly we have none atm). Cozy vibe from Booksmith, and can't wait to see the rest <3


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