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|Happening All Day Saturday, August 16! |
Citizens of BookPeople Nation (that’s you!) join us for a day of fun, frivolity and bookish jubilation! Inspired by the success of California Bookstore Day, we’re inviting everyone to join us at BookPeople as we celebrate everything we love about the wonderful world of books.
Many festivities are planned for today! We’ll unveil the official BookPeople 100, a compilation of our booksellers' best loved books of all time! We'll test your lit wits with Literary Trivia! Give you a sneak peek of new books coming out this Fall! Introduce you to fabulous authors! Reveal the truth behind our mysterious FOURTH FLOOR! And have FUN!
We’re also taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU for your continued support of your local independent bookstore with give-aways, cake, champagne and even….FREE BOOKS!
Come one! Come all! Let us dance and sing (quietly, some of us may be reading) on this, the first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation!*
*Only at BookPeople
| HAPPENING ALL DAY! |
Peruse the BookPeople 100
Today we're unveiling the official BookPeople 100, a compilation of our booksellers' top 100 books to read and recommend. Come on in and peruse our picks. We'll have limited edition t-shirts and tote bags available! Purchase one of the BookPeople 100 books and receive a free gift when you check out!
Only the wisest of the wise, the nerdiest of the nerds, have conquered the infamous BookPeople literary trivia challenge. Conquer the riddles at each information desk and ye shall recieve the eternal glory and loot that only the BookPeople Nation can provide! No smartphones either. We know you were thinking about it...
Unleash your inner poet at our Biggest Ever in the History of BookPeople Nation Magnetic Poetry Board! We'll tweet your free verse all day long and hand out prizes for words that make us laugh, cry or otherwise emote.
Vote for Tonight's Movie
We're wrapping up the day by kicking back with popcorn, refreshing beverages and a movie based on a book. What movie will we watch??? It's up to you, citizens of BookPeople Nation, to decide! Head to our second floor and vote for the movie we'll watch tonight! (Nothin' but democracy in BookPeople Nation, y'all.)
Prepare for Random Acts of Free Bookish Stuff when you walk into the store today. We're giving away t-shirts, tote bags and BOOKS to citizens who:
|SCHEDULE OF EVENTS|
11:30am - Very, VERY Special Storytime!
Huzzah! Today is the first ever national holiday for the BookPeople nation. To kick off our festivities, we are going to be inducting our youngest citizens into our community of readers with a bookish pledge, tokens of honor, special snacks, and -- most importantly -- a BookPeople puppet show to honor some of our favorite picture books! Join us this morning at 11:30 AM.
12:00pm - Tour of BookPeople's Mysterious Fourth Floor
An exclusive tour of the BookPeople literary suites. Bathrooms! Offices! The Realm of the Great Recieving Wizard Ca-arl! This once-in-a-lifetime tour will be of the secret, innermost workings of your favorite bookstore and is sure to make all your friends jealous. It's like Gringotts, but better. Be the first to see it with your own eyes! A BookPeople Sherpa will be provided. Please bring your own Proton Pack and tape recorders (the EVP is very strong up there). (Also happening at 1:30pm.)
12:30pm - True Blue Crazy Dog Day of Summer Reads with Kathi Appelt, Rita Williams-Garcia & Mogie the Dog!
Kids, stick with us after storytime when we'll welcome two wonderful authors and one very special pup! Kathi Appelt will be here to share Mogie: The Heart of the House, the story of a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs. We're super lucky today because Mogie himself is making a special appearance! Also joining us is Rita Williams-Garcia, author of P. S. Be Eleven, the Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, in which the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home. It's going to be so much fun!
|1:30pm - Tour of BookPeople's Mysterious Fourth Floor|
An exclusive tour of the BookPeople literary suites. Bathrooms! Offices! The Realm of the Great Recieving Wizard Ca-arl! This twice-in-a-lifetime tour will be of the secret, innermost workings of your favorite bookstore and is sure to make all your friends jealous. It's like Gringotts, but better. This is the tour to be on. Remember: first is the worst, second is the best. A BookPeople Sherpa will be provided. Please bring your own Proton Pack and tape recorders (the EVP is very strong up there). (Also happening at 12:00pm.)
2:30pm - Cake & Champagne!
Join us up on our second floor where we'll pop the corks and cut the cake in sweet celebration of our book-loving nation. Pick up your complimentary refreshments and then pull up a seat for the big New Fall Books Jamboree happening at 3:00pm!
3:00pm - THE BIG REVEAL: Announcing Our Fall Author Events Line-Up!
We have a SERIOUS line-up of authors coming to the store this Fall with their new books. Today we'll make BIG announcements about all of the exciting events you can expect here at BookPeople. Tickets for certain events will go on sale exclusively to folks who are with us here in the store today. Be the first to know which big names are headed to Austin!
3:15pm - New Fall Books Jamboree!
For months, we've been digging deep into publisher's catalogs and reading like CRAZY to uncover all of the Big and Amazing Books coming out this Fall. We want to share our discoveries with you! Join us up on our second floor for a sneak peek of what we're looking forward to this Fall. Surprises may be afoot.....
4:30pm - Movie Time!
Head on up to our third floor and enjoy snacks and refreshing beverages while we kick back and screen whichever book-based film our fellow citizens have voted to watch. We have no idea what it will be! (Though we can say now, it'll be appropriate for the kiddos.)
|Why Are We Making a Fuss On This Randomly Selected Day? |
WHY NOT? (This is Austin, do we really need an excuse to party?)
But okay, here it is: We love books. And we love you for loving books as much as we do and for continuing to support BookPeople as your local independent bookstore, year after year. We are gearing up for an incredible Fall full of fabulous new books and author events that are going to knock the socks right off your feet (seriously, y'all, even we can't believe what we have on deck). Before we launch in to the whirlwind of what's to come, we want to throw up our hands and say THANK YOU for building a nation of book lovers right here in Austin.
Now let's cut that cake.