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Install some new software in your brain this week by cozying up with a brand new book from Page One's Independent Bookstore Day event. Dive in this Saturday, April 29, from 10am-6pm and hear local authors like Jane Lindskold and A.J. Liese speak, as well as visiting writer Emma Straub, author of last year's Modern Lovers. The event promises to shine a light on the books and authors you love, and maybe introduce you to your next favorites. Perhaps best of all, the entire event is free, so it won't cut into your book money. (Maggie Grimason)
Saturday April 29, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Seven New Mexican authors assist as guest booksellers to recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading, in addition to promoting their own titles.
7 NM AUTHORS TAKE PART IN PAGE ONE'S "INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY" EVENT SAT, APRIL 29
Page One Books will be participating in the nationwide "Independent Bookstore Day" event with seven New Mexico authors on hand as "guest booksellers" for an hour or two each on Saturday, April 29.
These authors will be in store to recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading, in addition to promoting their own titles.
Independent Bookstore Day is an one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
On the day's official website, it is stated, "Why are we celebrating independent bookstores? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service."
This year’s Independent Bookstore Day ambassador is Emma Straub, a former bookseller and the bestselling author of "Modern Lovers," "The Vacationers," and "Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures," as well as the short story collection "Other People We Married" (all Riverhead Books). To promote Independent Bookstore Day, Straub will be speaking to the media about the importance of indie booksellers.
Authors participating in "Independent Bookstore Day" at Page One Books are the following:
10:00 am - Noon: A.J. Liese, "Three Promises for Jane"
10:00 am - 11:30 am: Elyse Russo, "Dates From Hell and Other Places"
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Barbara J. Langner, "The Detectives Who Loved Beethoven"
1:00 - 3:00 pm: MaryJayne Rogers, "From Overwhelmed To Inspired"
1:00 - 3:00 pm: Jeffe Kennedy, "The Edge of the Blade"
3:00 - 4:30 pm: Jane Lindskold, "Curiosities," "Changer"
3:00 - 4:30 pm: Lois Ruby, "The Doll Graveyard"
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Independent Bookstore Day event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Independent Bookstore Day website: http://www.indiebookstoreday.com