California Bookstore Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014. It will be similar to Record Store Day in the sense that it will be centered around independent stores selling limited-edition items in an effort to support local businesses and artists. California Bookstore Day will start with over 100 independent book sellers in the state offering more than just signed books. They're planning to sell collector's items, t-shirts, bookish art, and more -- items only available on California Bookstore Day.
While this project will begin in California, the creators hope to expand Bookstore Day to include all 50 states by 2015. By helping to fund their first effort, you're helping to set the project up for success when it comes to a city near you. You're also bringing the spotlight to independent bookstores that desperately need your support.
California Bookstore Day is asking for $30,00 so they can hire a coordinator to bring the project to life. The coordinator will be responsible for creating a website, handling publisher submissions, and managing the marketing campaign.
All perks include a "thank you" on the website. Rewards begin at $25 with a bumper sticker. Higher tiers include gift cards to the indie bookstore of your choice, a book bag, and books!
Let's show our love of all things bookish and our support of independent book sellers and back California Bookstore Day!