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Celebrate 50 years of Island Books!

Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 9:00am

Come celebrate with us invitation with typewriter logo. Come Celebrate with us! 
Join us for a day a celebrating Island Books and the community that has supported us for 50 years! 

Shop and enter to win: You can start the celebration early -- beginning on Monday 10/30, we'll be collecting receipts from any purchase $29.99 or more, to be entered in our hourly drawings on Saturday 11/4. Prizes will include Island Books gift cards, Island Books sweatshirts and other fun Island Books goodies!

On party day, we’ll start with our traditional Saturday morning Storytime with Nancy Stewart, geared towards our littlest book lovers.

Typewriter Memories: Then get those witty words ready, because the famous typewriters will be down and stocked with fresh ribbons and sheaves of paper. Your prompt is either "Favorite Island Books memory" or "What does Island Books mean to you?" We're looking forward to what you come up with!

We'll have a scavenger hunt, and some special custom stickers for you to record how long you’ve been buying books with us (start thinking about when that was).

You can wear Island Books gear for 10% off your total purchase, so dig out those hoodies, hats and t-shirts!

Playhouse hand tiles: We'll have 50 customizable tiles for purchase for $50 each. Proceeds will go to support BINC (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) and World Central Kitchen. The tiles will become part of our playhouse back in the kid's section, a permanent way to celebrate your love of Island Books.

And of course, no party is complete without some treats and a bit of bubbly!  Special treats will be available and our popcorn maker will be going all day. At 5pm we will have a champagne toast and cake! 

We can’t wait to see all your familiar faces and say thank you for 50 amazing years. 




Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040