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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Chevalier’s Books

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Independent Bookstore Day Celebrates independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 30th, with literary parties around the country.

Independent bookstores are worth holding a day-long, nation-wide party for. Chevalier’s Books has been been preparing for the festivities for 76 years! Independent bookstores are cultural hubs, watering holes for thirsty imaginations, a place where you might rub elbows with the literati or witness children raptly listening to a story, where you happen upon new ideas and discoveries, bump into old friends and make new ones — some fictional, others, your neighbors. In these virtual-reality times, the indie bookstore remains an open public space where everyone is free to contemplate, commune and cross-pollinate. Come buzz in Chevalier’s book patch on Saturday, April 30th.

Live Music with Julia Holter & Darryl Holter, honorary In-House Authors Charlotte Huang and Julia Claiborne Johnson – Plus More!

Come join Chevalier’s Books – the oldest indie bookstore in Los Angeles! – as they celebrate the day with amazing musicians, in-store visits by local authors, delightful giveaways such as FREE, removable literary tattoos and day-only offers of limited editions by the likes of Kate DiCamillo and Neil Gaiman.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. …

Join novelist Julia Claiborne Johnson, Be Frank With Me, and young adult author Charlotte Huang, For the Record, our honorary in-house authors for the day, who will be available to share their tastes and knowledge with you. You can catch up with Julia until 2:30 p.m. and Charlotte until 12:30 p.m.

Top off the Celebrations With Music at 4:30 p.m.

JuliaHolterOne-of-a-kind Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter will perform songs from her new album Have You In My Wilderness, featured  here on NPR.  Julia has performed at venues and festivals all over the globe.  She has had pieces commissioned by and/or has performed with ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Stargaze. She says she becomes another character when she writes, and she often draws inspiration for her songs from literature and plays.

DarrylHolterJulia’s father and Chevalier’s co-owner Darryl Holter, co-author of Woody Guthrie LA, 1937-1941, will treat you to his original taste of Americana from his latest album, Radio Songs, which draws from country, blues and folk traditions.

Exclusive Specials!

Literary Tatoos

Literary Tattoos
All day, Chevalier’s will be offering FREE temporary literary tattoos and other exclusive, day-of, merchandise. These items are limited to a first come first served offer, so arrive early!



RaymieNightingaleRaymie Nightingale
A special signed & numbered edition of the new novel by two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo. Includes a special note from Kate.

NeilGaimanNeil Gaiman Coloring Book
This book features colorable illustrations by Chris Riddell from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline; The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk.


Draw Me!

Draw Me!
Draw Me! includes step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, Curious George, Fly Guy, and many more.

Don’t miss this fun day of celebration at Chevalier’s!

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