Independent Bookstore Day

11:30 am

All-ages children’s puppet show, The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun, with Felicia Cooper and story hour with Bookseller Jen.

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Book signing with City of Asylum exiled-writer-in-residence, Osama Alomar. Alomar has recently published his new poetry collection, Teeth of the Comb. Copies will be available for purchase.

1:00 & 2:00 pm

Tours of the Alphabet City building (and optional apartment tour).

4:00 pm

Raffle drawing

5:00 pm

Casellula @ Alphabet City opens for dinner

Throughout the Day

Surprise discounts, scavenger hunt for kids, free coffee, and half-price espresso, lattes, and pastries.

City of Asylum Bookstore will also offer exclusive merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Of note are the exclusive, limited edition chapbook by Michael Chabon and signed artwork by Oliver Jeffers and Jenny Lawson.