Today is notable for two reasons: it is Seattle Independent Bookstore Day, and the grand opening of Madison Books, which will be owned and managed by Tom Nissley and Laura Silverstein of Phinney Books.
The Greenwood store will be celebrating with slices of Coyle’s rhubarb bundt cake for the first arrivals, as well as custom letterpress bookmarks available only on Bookstore Day. There will be hands-on craft workshops: 11am handmade sparkly vinyl pencil cases, and 1pm hand-sewn journals. From 9am to 3pm there will be an artist available to draw your face (or the face of a favorite author) on a custom Phinney Books bookmark. Lastly, there will be exclusive Bookstore Day items, including local Seattle Bookstore Day temporary tattoos and an impressive array of one-time-only items from Miriam Toews, Tui T. Sutherland, Kelly Barnhill, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and many more.