North Park Book Fair Promotes Independent Book Sellers

| July 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the rallying cry to buy books from independent book sellers, mom and pop shops with experts in every genre from classics to graphic novels. Their staff can tell you what’s on the bestseller list and also recommend lesser-known novels that will delight even the most discerning bibliophile. North Park Main Street and its 50-plus partners invite you to book your day at the North Park Book Fair on Saturday July 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Park Way and 30th Street.

North Park Main Street has just made book shopping easy for San Diego book lovers by hosting the first-ever North Park Book Fair. The outdoor event will feature 50-plus independent bookstores from the southern California region, including local favorites like Verbatim Books, La Playa, and the Book Catapult.

This fun and free, family-friendly event will include readings by surprise celebrities, music from local bands, and live poetry performed by San Diego artists. There will be literary-themed arts, comic books, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color

(BIPOC) focused offerings. And books won’t be the only thing guests can devour. North Park eateries will be on site with tasty treats as well.

Why does San Diego need another book fair? “San Diego is a culturally rich, book-loving community that craves more opportunities to bring readers together,” said Angela Landsberg, executive director of North Park Main Street. “North Park residents enjoy attending other book festivals in San Diego and tell us that they wanted to host one in their own backyard too. We are more than happy to meet the needs of our community and its businesses.”

Mary Richardson is proud to be one of the event organizers. Book enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of authors and their work.

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