Sometimes, literary happenings bring together a fantastic abundance of things we like. Take this year’s Independent Bookstore Day, for example. (That’s happening on May 2, for the record.) An expansion of a California-wide event, this will now involve a host of indie bookstores across the nation. And if you’ll be in Chicago on May 2, it might be a wise choice to pay a visit to one or more of the 12 stores taking part in that city. Why, you may ask?
Select customers who purchase $25 or more at one store are given a passbook and one page of an exclusive story by Stuart Dybek, illustrated by Dmitry Samarov.