Library Shop March Newsletter
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 March Newsletter
Featured Women-Run Companies and Badass Women Makers

  Storiarts Scarves    Storiarts Scarves creator Tori Tissell launched her book-loving company to help you spread your passion for literature with tangible reminders of your favorite works.

Yoga Print Pouch Seltzer Goods, based in Asheville NC, makes all of their cards, tote bags, pins, and other goodies right here in the USA with a team of six awesome women (and one cool dude).

The Future is Nasty
Party of One Paper cards, art prints, and mugs are lovingly created by Alisa Bobzien, a former stationery designer who left the big business world to start her own company.

Best Babes
The Good Twin cards and pins are designed by Los Angeles native Katie Wilson (who is, yes, a twin). Her illustrations and type-art are handrawn with love and printed on recycled materials.

Grey Theory Mill
Grey Theory Mill is owned and created by San Diego local Jonnie Estes. Her chic, edgy, and unique jewelry pieces are handcrafted from ethically sourced materials.

Dear Survivor Earrings
Dear Survivor began as a passion project for creator Christine Longoria, who saw a need in our community; part of the proceeds from each piece is donated to Generate Hope in San Diego to help survivors of human trafficking.

S'well Bottle is one of the fastest growing woman-owned companies in the country. Founder and CEO Sarah Kauss is on a mission to rid the world of one-time-use bottles in the most fashionable way possible!

March Events

March 7th: STEM In Your Backyard SDPL program launch, 3:30p - 6:30p at the Logan Heights Library.

March 11th:
Daylight Saving begins. 

March 20th: Spring Equinox, break out those shorts and tank tops!

Mar 29th: The Padres Home Opener at Petco Park. Please keep in mind, parking prices may be raised depending on the baseball schedule. Check for home games here.

March 31st: Cesar Chavez Day -- the library will be closed on Friday March 30th in observance.

Library Shop San Diego Central Library 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-236-5802

Mon-Thrs 9:30-7:00
Fri-Sat 9:30-6:00
Sun 12:00-6:00

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Happy Women's History Month! Happy Spring! Happy March everyone! We're exciting to highlight a selection of awesome merchandise that is designed by, created, featuring, or founded by cool women across the country.

Celebrating Trailblazers all Month Long (and really, every day)
In the last few years, we've seen a huge number of coffee table books featuring amazing women, both geared towards children and the child within us all. This trend really kicked off in 2015 when San Francisco based authors and illustrators Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl released Rad American Women A-Z, an alphabet primer. Today we'd like to say a big rad thank you to Kate and Miriam -- your phenomenal book inspired others to honor women's history in a beautiful and accessible way!READ 

Get Excited for Independent Bookstore Day!  SAT APRIL 28th
Save the Date--April 28th! This year The Library Shop is joining up with eight other awesome San Diego indie bookshops to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day: Bay Books, Bluestocking Books, Book Catapult, La Playa Books, Mysterious Galaxy, UC San Diego Bookstore, Verbatim Books, and Warwicks.  If you make a purchase at all eight stores, you'll be entered to win fabulous prizes as well as supporting some of the coolest businesses in town.  Keep a lookout on our social media for more information in the next few weeks.    
     Idependent Bookstore Day 2018


Staff Recommendations:

 An American Marriage

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones has written an emotionally honest story about love--about when it waxes full, when it wanes, and when it wrenches a heart in two. An American Marriage focuses on newlyweds Celestial and Roy, who are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. Mandel
Station Eleven is one of those rare birds, a perfect cross-genre novel that hits home both as a flawlessly crafted fiction and as an ominous post-apocalyptic warning. It is fifteen years after a flu pandemic wiped out most of the world’s population. Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony, a small troupe moving over the gutted landscape, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. But when they arrive in the outpost of St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the disaster brought everyone here, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty, telling a story about the relationships that sustain us.

The Oceanside Public Library is sponsoring a series of AWESOME events with Emily St. Mandel as part of their Big Read program. From March 17- April 15th, they have over a dozen events you can attend, from an Escape Room to Traveling Symphony workshops put on by The Old Globe.

Emma Clothbound

Emma by Jane Austen

Let's not forget the trailblazing women authors who set the stage for every future female writer, such as staff favorite Jane Austen. If you haven't read Emma before--or since you were forced to read it in high school--there's never a wrong time to pick up a classic. Readers who have failed to be charmed by Emma Woodhouse are few and far between (and might actually dead inside). Penguin Random House has published a very cool series of clothbound hardcover classics, perfect to pass down to future rad readers.


Foundation Header Please save the date of Saturday, October 13 for the 2018 Celebration Under the Dome! Guests will enjoy extraordinary cuisine and craft cocktails, live music, breathtaking views, and multiple parties throughout your Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. This event provides vital support to ensure all 36 San Diego Public Libraries have the resources they need. Please contact Natalie Ganz for more information.  

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