Saturday, May 3, is California Bookstore Day when 93 independent bookstores throughout the state celebrate the written word.
In my area, I’ll be visiting Hicklebee’s where author Emily Jiang and illustrator April Chu will be celebrating their debut book Summoning the Phoenix: Poems & Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Emily and April will be signing books as well as demonstrating how to play certain Chinese instruments among other activities. Refreshments will be served.
Other author appearances that day include children’s author Megan McDonald who is the author of the popular Judy Moody series. She will be at Hicklebee’s from noon to 1:30 pm.
Illustrator Katherine Tillotson, who illustrated Megan McDonald’s Shoe Dog is scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Be sure to visit and support your local independent bookstores—Saturday and always!