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Independent Bookstore Day 2019

What an amazing time we had for Independent Bookstore Day at La Playa Books!

In celebration of independent bookstores, La Playa Books (along with 9 other San Diego bookstores) participated in the 3rd annual San Diego Book Crawl over April 27th-29th weekend.

We were proud to host Point Loma Nazarene University’s Dean Nelson who sold out of his book, “Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone.”

Dean Nelson signing his book for a smiling reader.

We also hosted San Clemente author Jim Kempton, who caught up with friends from Point Loma High while sharing recipes from his new cookbook, “First We Surf, Then We Eat.”

As a fun twist, award-winning illustrator Susie Gharehmani hid some cool gifts around the store and one was found by a lucky book crawler!

Overall, we had over 300 visitors to the store on Saturday and sold over 800 books during the 3 day crawl.

We’d like to thank the non-profit Traveling Stories for donating two awesome t-shirts to our giveaways for book crawlers, and to Point Loma Coffee who donated coffee for the morning.

Lastly, a hearty “thank you” to our book community for supporting independent bookstores and making it such a memorable weekend!

Author Jim Kempton