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East City Bookshop's One Year Anniversary and Independent Bookstore Day

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003


Join us as we celebrate our first birthday as your neighborhood bookshop, as well as Independent Bookstore Day! We're planning a daylong lineup of activities that you won't want to miss, so check back as we add new events.


11:00am: Storytime (for readers ages 0 - 4 years old)

1:00pm: Storytime (for readers ages 4 - 8 years old)

2:00pm: A Capella Performance by Not What You Think in the courtyard (rain location: downstairs events space). Not What You Think (NWYT) is an a cappella ensemble performing pop, light jazz, and folk, and was affiliated with the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of DC.  Members share a core belief that, as gay men and lesbians singing together, they have an opportunity and responsibility to effect change and to open hearts and minds.  NWYT works for equality and social justice through song and humor, and hopes for the day its music can reflect a world at peace.  For more info about NWYT and upcoming gigs please check out their Facebook page and “like” them.

6:00pm - 8:00pm: Birthday Shop and Sip Reception featuring a signature cocktail, live music by Derek Evry, a photo booth, and plenty of party favors! Let your friends know you're going, and RSVP on Facebook.


All day:

Get a free gift with every purchase of $50 or more (while supplies last).

Enjoy coffee from Mia's Coffeehouse and doughnuts from District Doughnut in the morning!

Get book recommendations from our author guest booksellers.

Sign our giant birthday card and let the neighborhood know what you love about East City Bookshop.

Come early to buy your Independent Bookstore special releases while supplies last! We'll post a list of the items we'll have on offer closer to the date; quantities are limited, so don't wait to get yours., many more festivities to be announced soon. Sign up for our newsletter (in the left sidebar) or follow us on Facebook to hear the latest! April 29 is also Tabletop Games Day at our neighbor, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, so when you're done shopping for books, play a few games in our courtyard and enjoy the festive atmosphere.