Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 1:00pm to 7:30pm



Piles of unread magazines falling to the floor and tormenting you?

Never again!

Join Booksmith. local writer Kevin Smokler, and co-sponsor Shareble for the First Ever celebration of Magazine Day, a nationwide holiday dedicated to magazines and catching up on the ones you haven't read yet. On the afternoon of February 27, Booksmith will convert itself into a giant magazine reading room. Bring your own unread mags, share them with others when you're done with them, and pick over Booksmith's magazine racks with impunity (but without coffee stains...). 

At 6 PM, we’ll convene a group of magazine publishers and aficionados to talk about the state of magazine publishing today. Joining moderator Kevin Smokler will be Derek Powazek (Fray),  Jen Angel (formerly of Clamor), Jeremy Smith (of the digital Shareble.net), and  Andrew Leland (managing editor of The Believer).


$5 gets you an all-afternoon reading pass, Philz coffee and yummy snacks, and take-home mags from the communal already-read pile. And more: presentations and giveaways by local magazine publishers and discussion groups will happen throughout the day. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets or 800-838-3006 and in the store.

Magazine Day: Because The Unread Deserve A Day, Too.