Saturday May 2 The Regulator will be joining with more than 400 other independent bookstores across the country to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. We'll be selling special books and literary-themed accoutrements* that will only be available that day in participating indie bookstores.
And the day will be filled with special events:
--10:00 - 12:00: Face painting for kids of all ages
--10:00 - 11:30: Children's story time led by local elementary school teachers
--11:30 - 12:00: Students from the John Hope Franklin Scholars will from their book, "Running for Hope."
--12:00 - 3:00: Open mic for anyone to read favorite poems or from books they love
--3:00 - 5:00: Readings from banned books by local authors and publishers
--5:00 - 6:00: Literary Trivia game with prizes
--7:00 - 10:00: A Literary Soiree with our fabulous customers, local literati, music from the bluegrass band Blue Star Travelers, and beer, wine, chips and salsa from our neighbors at Blue Corn Cafe.
(What could be better than a party with all the wonderful, fascinating folks that make up The Regulator community?)
And every hour, from 10 to 6, customers can enter drawings for free prizes from The Regulator and from our friends at Vaguly Reminiscent.
Come join in the celebration of Independent Bookstore day with your friends and neighbors!
* (including things like signed posters, a kid's book called "Funny Ha Ha: Jokes and Riddles From Our Best-Loved Illustrators," "sweet" and "salty" literary tea towels, Roz Chast Regulator logo tote bags, signed "Captain Underpants" prints, and a book entitled "Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals and Other Torments.")