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HAPPY HOLIDAYS, READERS!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, READERS!

Events

CURRENT EVENTS: 

FIRETRUCKER BOOK CLUB (see full details here)

  • Book club discussion starts at 7:00PM, but I will be in the taproom from 4:00 - 9:00PM each month!
  • 12 January 2023 - discuss our Nov/Dec selection The Diamond Eye.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
    • Saturday, 26 November 2022
      • Join us for SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY at Gezellig Brewing in Newton from 10:00am - 2:00pm!
      • This is going to be a real party - also happening: A Homemade Holiday Market & Sticky Fingers food truck!
    DOWNTOWN DSM WINTER MARKET
      • Saturday, 03 December 2022
        • Join us at the Downtown Des Moines Winter Market!
          This year, the Winter Market will be outside along Court Avenue from 9:00am - 1:00pm
      HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR
        • Sunday, 04 December 2022, 2:00pm - 6:00pm!
          • Join Raccoon River Press, Copy + Paste, Red Door Press, & Hello, Marjorie for an amazingly fun Holiday Book Fair!
        NORWALK WINTER MARKET
          • Wednesday, 07 December 2022, 4:00pm - 7:00pm!
            • Come see us at the Holland Farms Winter Market in Norwalk for some indoor shopping fun!
          SAYLORVILLE VENDOR FAIR

            PAST EVENTS: 

            INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

            • We have teamed up with Beaverdale Books, Dog-Eared Books, Pageturners Bookstore, Storyhouse Bookpub, & Reading in Public Bookstore + Cafe to create a Central Iowa Independent Bookstore Crawl! 
              • Pick up your Bookstore Passport on April 30th (only) and start collecting stamps all through May!
              • Visit two (2) stores from 30 April - 31 May and earn a 15% discount to be used on a future purchase at ANY LOCATION!
              • Visit all six (6) stores from 30 April - 31 May to be entered for a GRAND PRIZE!
            • Join us at Pots & Shots on 30 April from 1:00 - 8:00PM!
              • Get your exclusive Indie Bookstore Roadmap (use #bookstoreroadmap on social media)
              • Grab a free & tasty treat by Sweet Cactus Bakery

              FIRETRUCKER BOOK CLUB

              VALLEY JUNCTION FARMER'S MARKET

              • MAY: 05, 19, 26
              • JUNE: 02, 16, 23, 30
              • JULY: 07, 21, 28
              • AUGUST: 04, 18, 25
              • SEPTEMBER: 01, 15, 22, 29

              BOOKS, BOARD GAMES, & BEER

              • FRIDAY, 01 JULY at 5:00PM!
              • Talk about a FUN collab! Join Raccoon River Press, The Dealt Hand, & Fox Brewing for a night filled with board games, books, & beverages! 
                • The Dealt Hand runs pop-up board game events all across the Metro! We will be working together to bring some themed books & games together for you to kick off your Independence Day weekend!

              ONE-SHELF + FEMINIST BOOK CLUB BOOK FAIR

              • We're going on the road! Catch us on Saturday, 23 July at the One-Shelf + Feminist Book Club Book Fair! 
              • The Book Fair will be at the Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul, MN and runs from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM! 
                • View the current list of vendors here

              ASHWORTH SNOW

              • Friday, 12 August 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM!
                • Trying out a fun new combo event with Ashworth Snow (located in the Ashworth Church parking lot)! 

              DOG DAY OF SUMMER & BOOKSTORE ROMANCE DAY

              • Saturday, 20 August from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM!
                • Come help us celebrate all things DOG with our friends at Gezellig Brewing! Themed titles, merch, and the promise of seeing lots of furry friends!
              • More about Bookstore Romance Day:
                • Hosted by Source Books, you can win some amazing Romance themed prizes, just by visiting your favorite Indie Bookstore on 20 August! 
                • Take a picture with any romance novel & post the picture on your favorite social media using the hashtag #ReadRomance with bonus entries for tagging the bookstore!

              WAVERLY FALL CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR

              • We're going on the road again! Catch us on Saturday, 27 August at the Waverly Fall Craft & Vendor Fair! 
              • The Fair will be at The Centre Hall in Waverly, IA and runs from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM!

              SECRET BOOK FAIR

              • Sunday, 11 September 2022 - Secret Admirer
                • Des Moines Does Things presents: a secret book fair! Join Raccoon River Press, Copy + Paste, & Secret Admirer for an afternoon of reliving all of the best Scholastic Book Fair memories! 

              BIKES, BOOKS, & BREWS

              • 14 May at 515 Brewing Company from 2:00 - 7:00PM
                • Don't miss the food trucks! Vuture Foods & Kulinary Khaos will be there too!
              • 21 May at Gezellig Brewing from 3:00 - 8:00PM

              WINDSOR HEIGHTS BOOK FAIR

              SAYLORVILLE VENDOR FAIR

              MBK Symposium with Martín Espada

              • Thursday, 07 November 2022 
                • HOSTED BY WARTBURG COLLEGE & RACCOON RIVER PRESS: National Book Award winner Martín Espada will read selections of his poetry during the annual Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the McCaskey Lyceum. This is some powerful stuff, so don't miss this chance to hear it in the author's own voice!
                  • We will have copies of "Floaters" available on-site & Martín Espada will be signing copies after the reading!
              DOWNTOWN DSM WINTER MARKET
                • Saturday, 12 November 2022
                  • Join us at the Downtown Des Moines Winter Market!
                    This year, the Winter Market will be outside along Court Avenue from 9:00am - 1:00pm