independent bookstore day

Shop Dogs Conduct Annual Employee Reviews in Preparation for Independent Bookstore Day

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Hello, everyone. I, Opie, boss-dog of the shop dogs here at Parnassus Books, would like to thank you for joining me for this important business discussion. Let’s begin by having this year’s canine staff performance review, so that all of our four-legged booksellers can get their game in top form before this Saturday’s big event, Independent Bookstore Day. Read the rest of this entry »

28 Novels, Memoirs, Essay Collections, Biographies, Sci-Fi, and Histories (Whew) to Read Right Now

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One of our favorite questions to ask visitors is, “What’s the last book you read and loved?” You can learn so much about people from their answers. And you know you’ve met a real book-lover when, after going on for several minutes about their most recent favorites, they lean in to the bookseller and ask, “And what are YOU reading?” Very often, that’s the start to a friendship that will continue every time that person comes into the store. Read the rest of this entry »

Sneak Peek: One-Day-Only Offerings for Independent Bookstore Day!

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Attention, book-lovers: Our holiday approaches! This Saturday, April 30, marks Independent Bookstore Day. We know, we know . . .  every day is indie bookstore day, right? Yes. But on this occasion, we’ve got a few extra-special things going on, with exclusive merchandise available just for the day, just in the store.  Read the rest of this entry »

Indie Bookstore Day: The Holiday for Book Lovers!

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This Saturday, May 2, we’re partying all day and into the night to celebrate YOU! (You wouldn’t miss your own party, would you?) It’s the official national holiday for books, readers, and indie bookshops, and we’re cramming the day full of fun: snacks, activities, freebies, collector’s items and exclusive merchandise, author appearances, and more. Here’s the lowdown: Read the rest of this entry »