independent bookstore day

Thank You for a Successful Independent Bookstore Day!

Last weekend was a whirlwind of activity as all of us here at La Playa Books joined in the national celebration of independent bookstores!

We were excited to see so many people participating in the bookstore crawl, earning stamps on their passports, and winning exclusive prizes.

Over the course of the weekend, 863 passports were given out, 360 people went to 4 stores, and 73 people made it to all 9 stores, making the first San Diego book crawl a success.

We were also thrilled to host children’s book author Marcie Colleen and hear her discuss her books, Love, Triangle, and her Super Happy Party Bears series.


Author Marcie Colleen at La Playa Books

“The heart of book selling is really in indie stores,” Colleen says of Independent Book Store Day, “As an author, I asked my publisher to push for carrying my books in indie stores, because independent sellers are the ones who are going to fall in love with the book and make others fall in love with it too.”

Many thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy cake, coffee, and the celebration of independent bookstores with us here at our little shop. We appreciate every one of you!