NATIONAL BOOKSTORE DAY EVENT: Meet some of your local bookstore people
This year we join bookstores around the country in celebrating the first annual National Bookstore Day, a day devoted to celebrating bookselling and the vibrant culture of bookstores.national bookstore day

So we decided to invite booksellers (buyers, owners, managers) from other So Cal bookstores to a unique "meet and greet" reception and they'll bring info about their stores.   You can say hello to old friends from other bookstores and learn about others. 
And to highlight the publication of the lovely new book, Art of the Bookstore: The Bookstore Paintings of Gibbs Smith, in which a number of these stores are featured, they will sign copies of the book.

At press time, the indie bookstores being represented so far are Skylight Books, Book Soup, Metropolis Books, Portrait of a Bookstore, StoriesLA, Chaucer's in Santa Barbara, as well as 2 legendary indies which are now closed -- Doug Dutton of Dutton's Brentwood and Adele Wallace of Sisterhood Books.  We expect additional bookstores will join us.skylightlogo
  booksoup logochaucer's logo
metropolis logoduttons logo
If you can't make it to this event, use the day to stop in at ANY independent bookstore and be reminded how varied and fascinating these 'bricks and mortar' bookstores can be.
Event date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
90027 Los Angeles
The Art of the Bookstore: The Bookstore Paintings of Gibbs M. Smith Cover Image
By Gibbs M. Smith, Gibbs M. Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423606437
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Gibbs Smith Publishers - October 1st, 2009

The Art of the Bookstore is romantic, poetic, charismatic, and enduring, and independent booksellers around the world thrive on creating this unique culture and ambiance. In this lavish limited-edition gift, the words of many of these booksellers are paired with 40 bookstore paintings chronicling the passion and respect for books, booksellers, and the publishing industry. Gibbs Smith, founder and president of his namesake publishing company, started the business with his wife, Catherine, in Santa Barbara, and later moved the company to their hometown, Layton, Utah. This year Gibbs Smith, the company, celebrates 40 years as an independent publisher. A celebration of bookselling in paintings and with independent voices.