Grass Valley, The Book Seller

California Bookstore Day, The Book SellerThe Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is participating in the California Bookstore Day this coming Saturday, May 3rd.  Ninety bookshops in over 80 different zip codes are organzing a day full of fun throughout the state.   The Book Seller will have giveaways, storytime, scavenger hunt and a pot luck, for a list of times and events click here.  The independently owned bookshop has been in business since 1977 and specializes in books on the history, nature, outdoor activities & touring information for the Gold Country, in addition to a great selection of non-fiction, contemporary literature and children’s books.  The final event for the California Bookstore Day is a party to celebrate the latest book “Catch a Falling Star” by local author Kim Culbertson.  Stop by Forest Charter School between 5-7pm for your chance to win the basket below, a full list of all the amazing prizes is listed at the bottom of this blog post.  And this post wouldn’t be complete without some sort of giveaway, so please post a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a hardback copy of Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson and a canvas California Bookstore Day tote bag, winner will be announced on Saturday, May 3rd (happy to mail prize).

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Kim Culbertson Catch a Falling StarKim Culbertson’s Catch a Falling Star book event, Saturday, May 3rd, 5-7pm at Forest Charter School in Nevada City.  The basket above will be given away as a door prize to the free event, must be present to win.

Prospector’s Nursery: canvas basket, The Book Seller:  Popular book, CA Bookstore Day t-shirt, journal, “reads” tote, and water bottle, The Outside Inn:  Set of local postcards, Local poet Kirsten Casey’s beautiful book of poetry, Ex Vivo, Local author Sands Hall’s fantastic writing guide, Tools of the Writer’s Craft, Stack’d NapkinsSandBags zip, Sierra Theatres, Two tickets for the May 17th performance of “Hula in the Mountains” performed by Nevada County’s Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo, 4 movie passes, Grass Valley Downtown Association:  ornaments and “Gold Rush” glass mug, Kim Culbertson’s Catch a Falling Star book and poster.

© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem

23 replies
  1. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    It is one thing to have a friend (or family member) who is a writer .. i mean that is just plain fun and how can we not read their books? But here’s the deal – Kim’s writing is incredible — i have so completely enjoyed every book i’ve read, and even bought extra copies to send to family members. Add to that — she is so darn humble about her amazing gift! we are so very lucky!!!

  2. Kathy Frey
    Kathy Frey says:

    Wow, that’s quite a gift basket… but not sure I’ll make it to the event, so I’d be thrilled with the book. Love supporting our local authors, and this may be good fodder for my book club!

  3. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    I love visiting The Book Seller! Sounds like a fun event on Saturday… will try to stop by!

  4. Molly Fisk
    Molly Fisk says:

    I keep giving Kim’s books to my niece in Colorado, who passes them around to all her friends. Can’t wait to read the new one. Can’t wait to visit The Bookseller on Saturday for all this hoopla! Cheers to Kit Hattem for her hard work running the place and to Erin for noticing.

  5. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.”… I love this quote and get such a kick out of knowing the author is a Nevada County neighbor!!

  6. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Wonderful to see that the big box book stores and Amazon has not killed the local, small town bookstore and the hard bound printed book.

    What a fun way to celebrate books and a local author.

    The design on the bag is pretty cool, too!

  7. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    We are so lucky to have such a full service book store in our community. The selection is great and the staff is really fantastic. I especially love the help I’ve gotten in the children’s section. It’s a great book store!!

  8. Lenka
    Lenka says:

    Yay! Congrats Kim for a great looking new book! I cannot wait to read! And I love all the photos of Bookseller. My kids love that there is a room for kids books. With a cave. With fish. People must go 🙂

  9. Heather Buck
    Heather Buck says:

    I can’t wait to read the new book! The basket looks heavenly. Erin, thanks for your promotional skills-and you’re a great mom too! I’ll try to go to the 5 pm event at Forest-sounds like fun!!!

    • erin
      erin says:

      Thanks Heather, glad to know I’ve got the parenting approval from you 🙂 The basket is full of all sorts of goodies, you should definitely go to the event.

  10. Callie
    Callie says:

    What a wonderful subject for the blog 🙂
    I grew up going to this bookstore and now my kids love going there too. Every time we go to visit Grandma, they want to go to the Bookseller! Grass Valley is lucky to have such a unique local bookstore.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Oh thanks so much for the comment Callie… my job to remind you of all the treasures in your hometown, even if you’re away. And Kim’s new book will make you think of Nevada City.

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