April 29, 2015
On May 4, 2014, a collective of independent booksellers began California Bookstore Day as a way to celebrate their love of books. Over 90 bookstores participated in a day much like Record Store Day; special editions were printed, limited-edition book-themed art pieces were made, big authors got involved and each store held a party.
In its second year, CBD has turned into a national event called Independent Bookstore Day -- Saturday, May 2. The list of participants has grown to 400 stores and 16 exclusive creations will be for sale in limited quantities at select locations. From a chapbook signed by essayist Roxane Gay to a broadside written by Stephen King, the literary goodies are sure to sell out where available.
Check out the list of participating stores in the area below so you can celebrate with fellow bookworms. (Or, use this handy interactive map to find your nearest neighbor.)