Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a national initiative that started in California and now includes over 400 indie bookstores across the nation. Every year they work with publishers to create special limited edition titles and merchandise and they encourage authors to partner with stores in their area to create a gathering centered around a love of literacy and community.
On April 18, Wild Iris Books will feature “Viva La Vulva,” an art collaboration presenting interviews and images from the community, at Wild Iris Books located behind the Civic Media Center. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 9pm.
The exhibit will display photographs of vulvas of people from diverse backgrounds who have shared their stories. Local poets and local singer/songwriter Maria Carter will take the stage at 9pm. Wine and beer will be available by donation.
Wild Iris will hold additional gallery hours on Sunday, April 19, from 12-4pm. Tickets are available in advance at the store, online, and the day of the event at a sliding scale of $5–$10.
by Wild Iris
So here we are heading into summer, and we’re still waiting for the new space to be ready. We hope you’ve been following us on Facebook and online where we’re posting pictures of the progress. While we have some downtime, we’re getting things ready behind the scenes with a fresh new inventory upgrade, online stock availability, creative displays, Wild Iris merchandise, and signage created by our bad-ass interns, and new training modules for our amazing volunteers.
In the meantime, don’t forget that you can support us by shopping online at wildirisbooks.com – we’re still offering free domestic shipping on any order over $25, and we’ve got millions of print and e-books to choose from. Find us in the social networking world you like the most, sign up for our newsletter and stay in touch.
We’ll also continue to host Feminist Open Mic in The Courtyard, last Tuesday night of every month from 7:30-9pm, poets, musicians and all creative types welcome.