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Independent Bookstore Day 

When: Sat., April 29 2017
Price: free admission
Hopefully you've planned ahead and saved your money for this year's Independent Bookstore Day, because there's a ton of great merchandise on offer at participating stores. You can buy a recipe book of authors' favorite cocktails, an LP of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast's best bits and special commentary tracks, and an incendiary stencil featuring a quotation from Henry Louis Gates Jr. ("Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice"). Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; www.left-bank.com) celebrates all day with surprise guest authors, a selection of rare and collectible books and cocktails from the aforementioned recipe book (for a small donation to River City Readers). The Novel Neighbor (7905 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves; www.thenovelneighbor.com) also gets in on that cocktail goodness and merch magic, as well as offering a silly scoops celebration and special story time. And even if you're not into boozing, you can just show up and buy books — it's the traditional gift on this most special day.
— Paul Friswold

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