Saturday, May 3 :: California Bookstore Day!



Friends! Neighbors! Readerfolks! Lend us your Saturday afternoon!


Join us on Saturday, May 3 for the first-ever CALIFORNIA BOOKSTORE DAY, an annual celebration of indie bookstores across the state. 


In addition to one-of-a-kind limited edition art and books* that you can only get on CBD (and only by coming into the store; no web orders, no email orders, no phone orders!), you also get to join in on a culture - no, a celebration -- no -- a MOVEMENT of indies, and the writers, booksellers, and readers who would be lost without us.


To mark the occasion, Amy (our social maven) and our awesome booksellers are taking over the back deck at Sparrow Bar next door. Buy one (or more) of 11 CBD items at Booksmith and get free admission at Sparrow, and a glass of wine on us.


While you're there, Christian Robinson (Josephine), Lisa Brown (29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy) and Jane Mount (My Ideal Bookshelf), would love to sketch you a 30-second doodle


The party is from 3:30 to 4:30, but get there early, because space is limited. And if you can't make it, don't despair, because the special CBD books and art will be available all day long, right here at Booksmith. Well, for as long as they last.


We'll see you here. And there.



* The goods:


Congratulations, By the Way

George Saunders


Do You Smell Carrots?: A Joke Book for Kids

Lemony Snicket, Jon Scieszka, Katherine Applegate, Jeff Kinney, Jane Wattenberg, Lynne Reid Banks, and more!


A Literary Map of California


Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed. 3-Panel Book Reviews

Lisa Brown


"Bad Citizen" Stencil

Don DeLillo


Punk Rock Writers Journal

Wendy MacNaughton


Signed Hugo Lithograph

Brian Selznick


The Bookish Life Print

Lemony Snicket and Seth


The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman


California Classics Box Set

John Fante, Charles Bukowski, Armistead Maupin, and Elmore Leonard


Recipes from Michael Pollan's Kitchen

Michael Pollan