Independent Bookstore Day which started out as California Bookstore Day last year is a day to celebrate our indie bookstores. Last year I made it late and missed out on a lot of the specialty items. This year I got to my favorite indie Bookshop Santa Cruz at opening.
They had lots of great things planned. They had a wheel of prizes where I won a book on California by a local author and participated in a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt gave me a moment of pause in the category asking for a classic I’d never heard of, but I prevailed! I wasn’t able to do the literary trivia, but I think my speculative fiction book club ladies are down for it next year.
I came home with some nifty stuff, especially the Roxane Gay book which had been my main goal. I also bought some fuck socks inspired by Christopher Moore’s Fool. There are there three socks included to cut down on that blasted lost sock problem. Also some snarky tea towels which I’m almost not wanting to use. I didn’t realize Roxane Gay’s book would be autographed which made it extra special!
Did you participate in Independent Bookstore Day? What stores did you go to? What awesome loot did you come home with?