Independent Bookstore Day 2017

Saturday, April 29 is the OFFICIAL Independent Bookstore Day, but why limit the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day to just one day? We're celebrating the week leading up to Saturday, April 29  and the week after with a block of local authors, national authors, and local authors on a national stage. Plus, our events will be at local partner venues, featuring printmaking, bookmaking, and illustration. We'll even have wine, margaritas, and a happy hour! Join us for as many events as you can! We'll see you around town and at the store. 

DRAWING PHYSICS WITH DON S. LEMONS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 - 6:00 P.M.

Don S. Lemons is a Professor Emeritus at Bethel College in Newton, and his book on physics makes math and the laws of physics understandable for even those who struggled with math. Lemons's presentation will focus on his book Drawing Physics. The event is free to attend. For more information, click HERE

KRISTEN RADTKE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27 @ HARVESTER ARTS - 6:00 P.M.

Kristen Radtke will be in conversation with Watermark Books & Cafe owner Sarah Bagby to discuss her graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This. Tilt Union will also be on hand to make a limited edition of original prints from a Radtke design. The book and print will cost $40, but the event is free to attend. For more information, click HERE

For the OFFICIAL #IBD2017 on Saturday, April 29, here's the lineup:  

  • 10:30 a.m. Story Time with Melissa - Niko Draws a Feeling
  • 11:00 a.m. Presentation with Tim Raglin, author of Footsteps in Katmandudu
  • 12:00 p.m. Art Class with Tim Raglin
  • 2:00 p.m.   Special print signing with Wichita author & illustrator Grant Snider
  • 5:00 p.m.   Author talk and signing with John Sandford, author of Golden Prey

PLUS, we'll have samples from Watermark Cafe and taste-testing of our signature Watermark 40 coffee blend. There will be special paperback release of My Bookstore (and you can read about Watermark in it), bookstore trivia, and audio freebies from Libro.FM.

FIND MOMO (and his owner Andrew Knapp) AT KANSAS HUMANE SOCIETY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 30 - 2:00 P.M. 

Momo will "sign" his newest book, Let's Find Momo, a hide-and-seek board book. The event will be held at the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. For more information, click HERE

BOOK CLUB HAPPY HOUR WITH LAURA MCBRIDE ON TUESDAY, MAY 2 - 5:00 P.M. 

Join us for a book club discussion, drinks, and an author presentation with Laura McBride, author of 'Round Midnight and We Are Called to Rise. The event is free to attend. McBride's novel spans several decades as it follows four women in Las Vegas. For more information, click HERE

CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK LUNCHEON WITH SHANNON HALE & LEUYEN PHAM ON THURSDAY, MAY 4 - 11:30 A.M. 

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham will join us for an author and illustrator luncheon in Watermark Cafe to discuss their middle reader memoir, Real Friends. Hale and Pham are the author illustrator pair behind The Princess in Black Series. Watermark Cafe will cater the luncheon with sandwiches, salads, and cookies. Tickets for the event, which inlude the boxed lunch and a copy of Real Friends, are available HERE

CINCO de MAYO CELEBRATION WITH CAMILLE PERRI ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 - 6:00 P.M. 

Make a date to come hear Camille Perri discuss her debut novel The Assistants. It's part The Devil Wears Prada, part The Itallian Job, and it's wholly enjoyable. The event is free to attend, plus we'll have margaritas on hand to make the discussion even more entertaining. For more information, click HERE

 


We had such a wonderful time at these events! Did you miss out? Call us, we *might* have a signed copy left. 

STEPHANIE DANLER ON TUESDAY, APRIL 25 @ WINE DIVE - 6:00 P.M.

Join us for two flights of wine with cheese pairings at Wine Dive, 4714 E. Douglas. Plus, get introduced to Danler's beguiling novel, Sweetbitter. Tickets for the event are $35 and include the wine and cheese tasting plus a copy of Sweetbitter. For more information and to get your tickets, click HERE

Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery from Thales to Higgs Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780262035903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mit Press - February 10th, 2017

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Imagine Wanting Only This Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781101870839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - April 18th, 2017

Footsteps in Katmandudu Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780978896911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tim Raglin - February 20th, 2017

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The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419723179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Comicarts - May 9th, 2017

Golden Prey Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780399184574
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 25th, 2017

My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop Cover Image
By Ronald Rice (Editor), Richard Russo (Introduction by), Leif Parsons (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316395076
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - April 11th, 2017

Let's Find Momo!: A Hide-And-Seek Board Book Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781594749582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - April 18th, 2017

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'Round Midnight Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781501157783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone Books - May 2nd, 2017

Real Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781626724167
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

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The Assistants Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399185175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 2nd, 2017