Independent Bookstore Day Celebration!


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!

Kemper Donovan

From 10:00 a.m. to noon,  we’ve snagged novelist Kemper Donovan, author of the Los Angeles-based comiJulieBuxbaumc 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.

Julia CJ

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  



Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

 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