Several independent bookstores are having events to celebrate independent bookstore day. Most of them are too far for me to travel, but others are conflicting with my already busy schedule on April 27.
In doing a little more research, there are more bookstores near me than I knew. I am going to attempt to visit some of them this week, since I can’t visit on the actual day.
I regularly visit the (bookshop west portal), so I didn’t visit them this week, because I was there last week, and next week they are having their anniversary celebration. I can wait just a little while.
I tried to visit (Nightshade books), but I found out that they were actually a publishing company for sci fi books. They merged with a company in New York, and all that’s at the listed address is a house. I am glad I researched it before going there.
I visited (blackbird books). It is well lit and has a bathroom and reading area. I looked through the current books in the front of the store and worked my way to the back. The back has the reading area and children’s books. It also has cookbooks. It was worth the trip. It has 7-11 across the street and Celia’s restaurant a couple of doors away. It would make for a wonderful future day out. It’s right on one of the public transportation lines, so I could really make a day of it.
I visited (Green Apple Books on the Park). I found parking right in front. I am going to have to go back, because I only got through one shelf. A woman was standing where I wanted to look, so I had to go to the other side. I found two books almost immediately. I decided that I should check out before I found more to add to my book stack. There’s a whole store in there, and I need to take a better look. They do author talks and other events and I hope to participate in these, too. They are also near another library branch that I haven’t visited yet.
Today, I hope to be visiting
(Dog Eared Books) in its Castro location. If I leave the house in time, I will.
I have several other bookstores to visit, including the book smith which is affiliated with the bindery, but I’ve only been to the bindery for events. I need to see the main green apple books, but it’s not as easy to get to for me. I have visited a few books, Inc locations, but there are more to visit. Keplers is supposedly worth a visit, but I would have to go from work. There are a few more that I know are out there, but I didn’t look them up yet.
I am definitely celebrating independent bookstore day and supporting small business. It’s just going to be spread out over the next few weeks.