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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

You and everyone you know are invited to an All Day Party in honor of Independent Bookstore Day! There will be books, stories, exclusive merchandise, scavenger hunts, prizes, and FUN. 



10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Patio Party

Stop by our outdoor patio for a bookish carnival!  Add a line to the Neverending Story, decorate the sidewalk, Throw a Worm at Nancy (from the Ivy + Bean books), decorate yourself with some temporary tattoos, and pick up a balloon.

10:30 am - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Storytime with Miss Kim and Cookie Mouse

Storyteller Extraordinaire Miss Kim of the Saint Paul Public Library will tell us of the dangers inherent in feeding cookies to mice, and Cookie Mouse herself will come for hugs, high-fives, and photos.  Afterward, enjoy cookies and milk provided by our neighbors at Whole Foods Market, St Paul.

12:00 - 4:00 pm - Poetry On Demand & Facepainting

Stop by the Poetry Creation Station for a custom poem just for you, or visit the Face Paint Spot for festive beautification!

1:00 - 2:30 pm - Ramsey Middle School Jazz Band

Free music on the patio!

3:00 - 5:00pm - Root Beer Garden with the Northern Brewer

Stop by the patio for a refreshing all-ages beverage co-sponsored by our neighbors at The Northern Brewer (while supplies last).

4:00 pm - Literary Character Costume Contest & Reception

Come to the store dressed as your favorite book character for a chance to win wonderful prizes and enjoy tasty snacks from our neighbors at Salut!  We’ll choose 1 grand prize winner from each of four age categories: Littles (0-5), Big Kids (6-12), Teens (13-19), and Adults (20+)