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Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Saturday, April 28, All Day!
Left Bank Books

Last Saturday in April: Join the Party! Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, scavenger hunts, kids events, readings, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, we're community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. We are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. We are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  We are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of us this year than there were last year. And we are at your service.

This year's featured events include:

– ALL DAY: Limited Edition Merchandise ONLY available at participating independent bookstores (like us) on April 28!

ALL DAY: A limited number of select Mary Engeldark prints, autographed by Mary Engelbreit, will be for sale ONLY at Left Bank Books! 

– ALL DAY: We'll be giving away free audiobooks through Libro.fm, available only on April 28! Sign up for your free Libro.fm account now!

10AM - 12PM: St. Louis pancake artist Dancakes will be in store whipping up custom, literary-themed pancakes!

10:30AM: Calling all kids! Join us for a Llama Llama Coloring Party and Storytime with Cliff & children's specialist Sarah!

– 12PM: Staffers Shane and Lauren will compete head to head to handsell their favorite books during Staff Pick Supermarket Sweep!

– 1PM: Join Margaret Duncan for a Bullet Journaling Class, a beautiful and useful way to combine data and creativity! Purchase of journal from Left Bank required to attend.

2PM: Join The Magnificoes! for a dramatic reading of William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh!

 3PM: Back by popular demand: the One-Hour Used Book Sale! All used books will be Buy One, Get One 50% off between 3pm and 4pm! *excludes dot sale books*

 4PM: Spend $20 or more during Anonymous Autograph Hour between 4pm and 5pm and choose a random book from our collection of autographed advanced reader copies!

 5PM: Compete against your fellow shoppers to find clues and win prizes in a Bookstore Scavenger Hunt!

 6PM: Art Imitates Art: literature, R&B and hip-hop mix to make the perfect literary cocktail! Join us for an hour of music, books, and drinks to benefit River City Readers

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108