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Bookshop 50th

It is hard to believe but this year Bookshop Santa Cruz is celebrating our 50th anniversary. From the paperback revolution to the earthquake to the fight against national chain bookstores with thousands of author events along the way, Bookshop has much to remember and to celebrate. All year long we have been celebrating with festivities to chronicle our history, thank our customers, and acknowledge the books that made it all possible (see links below). And now it's time to culminate our celebration of community bookselling in the community that we love!


Bookshop's 50th Birthday Party & Preview Sale: Friday, November 4th

Bookshop's 50th Birthday Public Sale: Saturday & Sunday, November 5th-6th

50 Book Giveaway: Enter during our sale!

50 Years of Bookshop History

A Light in the Midst of Darkness: The Story of a Bookshop, a Community, and True Love

Share Your Bookshop Memories

50 Notable Works of the Past 50 Years

50 Notable Works of Fiction

50 Notable Works of Nonfiction

50 Notable Works of SF/F from the Past 50 Years

50 Notable Works of Cooking and Food Writing

Artful Reading Benches

Writing Residency at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods

Children's Bookmark Contest

Community Talent

Community Giving