Saturday, April 29th
Independent Bookstore Day Celebrates independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 29th, with literary parties around the country.
Across the nation, independent bookstores are holding a full-day, all points bulletin, all hands on deck party. And at Chevalier’s we’ve been flying those literary party banners high for a lucky 77 years! Yes, it bears repeating: Indie bookstores are cultural hubs, watering holes for thirsty imaginations, a place where we might rub elbows with the literati or witness children raptly listening to a story, where we happen upon new ideas and discoveries, bump into old friends and make new ones — some fictional, others, our neighbors. In these critical times, the indie bookstore remains an open public space where we are able to read-up, replenish and cross-pollinate. Come enjoy the tonic potency of books and the people who love them on Saturday, April 29th.
Come join us as we celebrate the day.
Our honorary in-house authors for the day will be holding open house, ready to share their considerable charm, taste and knowledge with you!
From 10:00 a.m. to noon, we’ve snagged novelist Kemper Donovan, author of the Los Angeles-based comic novel A Decent Proposal.
and outstanding YA novelist Julie Buxbaum, What to Say Next
and! Academy-award winning documentary filmmaker and author Arnold Schwartzman, contributing photographer for Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Its Art and Architecture
And!! April Dammann, screenwriter-turned biographer, author, most recently of Corita Kent. Art and Soul. The Biography.
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, the wonderful novelist Steven Rowley, Lily and the Octopus
From noon until 2 p.m., we’re so lucky to have Charlotte Huang, author of the excellent young adult novels For the Record and Going Geek.
From noon til 3:00 p.m., we have the funny, warm and smart novelist Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of the funny, warm and smart Be Frank With Me.
From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m, witty new novelist Abbi Waxman, forthcoming with the novel Garden of Small Beginnings
From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m National Book Award Finalist Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author, most recently of the acclaimed novel Ms. Hempel Chronicles,
and Leslie Margolis, author of the highly praised middle -reader novels Boys Are Dogs (also a Disney movie) and We Are Party People