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Independent Bookstore Day!

Join us in celebrating our 4th annual Independent Bookstore Day! Buzz in for exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise, and stay for our exciting events.

Events include:

ALL DAY Complete our Busy Bee scavenger hunt to claim your prize.

11 a.m. Beekeeping storytime with beekeepers Bob & Bill.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about bees with our friends from the University of Utah's Beekeeper's Association.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nuzzles & Co. will be here finding forever homes for furry friends. Cats! Dogs! Oh My!

11 a.m. Capt. Len's BBQ food truck will serve up some delicious treats just in time for lunch and will stay until the BBQ runs out!

Noon- 2 p.m. The Poem Pros will type your heartfelt poetic thoughts on a vintage typewriter. A great gift idea!

2 p.m. Test your knowledge and participate in our Bees Knees Spelling Bee where readers of all ages will compete for sweet prizes. 

5 p.m. Amy Trueblood will read from and sign her new YA novel, Nothing But Sky. Grace Lafferty, an 18-year-old wing-walker, thrills crowds with barrel rolls and loop-the-loops in hopes of making enough money to get to the 1922 World Aviation Expo. Trueblood will be in conversation with McKelle George, author of Speak Easy, Speak Love, and YA bookclub administrator, Krysti Meyer.


We aren't the only booksellers to be celebrating around the valley, either! We are collaborating with other Independently owned bookstores in the region to hold a Bookstore Crawl! Here's how to play:

1. Pick up the special Independent Bookstore Day Passport at TKE or any of the other participating stores: Booked on 25th (Ogden), Weller Bookworks (Salt Lake), or The Printed Garden (Sandy).

2. Visit each of the four stores on Saturday, April 28th, and have the store either initial or stamp their box on the passport.

3. Fill out your contact information and drop your completed passport off at whichever of the participating stores you visit last.

4. From the completed passports, a lucky participant will win a gift card from one of the stores!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105