Booksmith is Turning 40

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Who’s invited: 

Friends, neighbors, customers, writers, book club members, Bookswappers, Shipwreckers, celebrities, Aileen, Olympians of Literature​, employees past, present, and future, and everyone else who makes our store great.

What will we do:

You're invited to contribute a story. It can be about the Haight Ashbury, or about Booksmith in any of its iterations. From starting at 4, local writer and editor Anisse Gross will be on hand to help you capture your story and add it to our already storied (sorry) history. We’ll provide everything you need; just bring your memories. (Bonus points for vintage Booksmith ephemera! Break out your old bookmarks, totes, newsletters, and author trading cards. We know you kept them.)

If you love the Booksmith's art, we’re going to have Design Like Whoa set-up to print t-shirts and totes of our favorite designs. We'll be selling shirts for a special birthday only price of $9 and totes for $5 to be printed with a Booksmith design of your choice, or you can bring your own item to be printed for free! (100% cotton and white or light grey only, no tie-die here folks).
At 5:30 pm we’ll have an Official 40th Birthday Toast with cake. Then on to eating, drinking, mingling, and, dare we suggest: dancing.

When: 4:00pm-7:00pm


​O​wners Christin Evans and Praveen Madan, former owner Gary Frank, and all the Booksmith staff are excited to share this moment with our unique​, vibrant ​community. As the Haight Ashbury’s premiere independent bookstore since 1976, we’re more ambitious than ever to launch fearlessly into the future of bookselling. We’re experimenting with new business models, leading the #Fightfor15 charge, and building on our four-decade legacy of fostering communities around books, writers, and readers. 

Join us to raise a glass, tell your stories, and
​ hang out with the Booksmith gang.​ RSVP greatly appreciated