Rainy Day Books Newsletter Volume Happy 38th Birthday to Rainy Day Books!Her approach focuses not only in-store by maintaining a happy staff, but on the Greater Kansas City community at large by hosting about author readings a year. Rainy Day Books opened in as a square-foot shop that used to be a police station and jail. They've since moved and expanded into a 2,square-foot anchor store replete with bell tower, in the small city of Fairway, so called because it sits in the center among three country club golf courses. Jennings' interest in bookselling tracks back to the "old thing about if you want to go into business, do what you love. Jennings attributes their gains to the fruits of her "better is better" strategy, which includes the author readings.
Rainy Day Books, a Legacy of Literacy for Kansas City
We also carry a wide selection of boxed and individual greeting cards. Each year we welcome a diverse array of authors to Kansas City, from debut novelists destined for greatness, to prize-winners, bestseller, and the biggest names in the news. Most of our Author Events are held at off-site venues that comfortably seat the large crowds that we draw. No membership card to carry, and no annual membership fees. Through community partnerships and innovative Author Event planning, the bookstore quickly became known nationally for the new strategy. Authors and publishers alike began to solicit appearances at Rainy Day Books.
Although Rainy Day maintains a website and a Facebook page with 1, friends, and Jennings himself regularly tweets store happenings and book news, he downplays the importance of social media in favor of good, old-fashioned human interaction. Some authors [like David Sedaris] are insisting on it. The store hosts more than public events each year, with audiences ranging from 20 to 2, A few weeks later, an appearance by Rick Riordan, promoting his latest middle-grade novel, The Lost Hero , drew 1, The event drew attendees to the Kansas City Public Library.
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Vivien's insatiable interest in reading started when she was a child. She likes to read just about everything, and reads for both entertainment and enlightenment. She has a photographic memory, so she can read quickly, and with full comprehension and detail.
She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. She is the Founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving Author, audience, and community. She teaches 1-Day Writing Workshops and is a popular Speaker at venues around the country. She lives outside Chicago. When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings—talking, laughing, and sharing recipes, homemade food, and wine—abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes The Confession Club, and the women gather weekly to share not only dinners, but embarrassing misdeeds, deep insecurities, and long-held regrets.