INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY SCHEDULE

JOIN US SATURDAY MAY 2 FOR THE NATIONWIDE CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!

10:30 a.m. Special Guest Storytime with Oak Park children’s author Janet Nolan. First 40 kids in the store get a free copy of Nolan’s newest book PB&J Hooray, which traces the routes the ingredients take to get into your PB&J sandwich. PB&J will be on hand for snacking! (Books kindly provided by the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company)

ALL DAY: Have your photo taken for our Facebook page with the title of the book that changed your life, and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate (3 winners!)

ALL DAY: The following limited-edition, absolutely unique items will go on sale at the specified times. Quantities (in parentheses) are extremely limited, so plan ahead!

11 a.m. Original Captain Underpants print, signed by Dav Pilkey. $15 (3)

Noon Infant-size GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE TO READ Onesie. $18.99 (5)

1 p.m. Color broadside about the power of reading from Stephen King’s forthcoming novel Finders Keepers. $15 (5)

2 p.m. Chapbook of original essays on books and reading by the author of Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay $10 (10)

3 p.m The Ultimate Booklover’s Boxed Set. Includes special IBD-only editions of Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; 84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff; The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai: and The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett in a beautifully designed, reusable tin with lid. $40 (5)

4 p.m. Original Hyperbole and a Half print, signed by Allie Brash $15 (5)

5 p.m. Days Like This, an original anthology of essays by Anne Lamott, James Patterson, Mary Roach, Meghan Daum, and other good writers writing about bad luck $16 (10)

6 p.m. Literary map of the seas with marked settings of The Swiss Family Robinson, The Odyssey, Jaws, Lord Jim, Moby Dick, and other fictional favorites $40 (3)