Book Fairs are Cool…Especially When They’re at Bars
What’s not to dig about browsing and buying books while the drinks flow and the music plays on?
That’s exactly what’ll be going down on Saturday Oct. 25th at the Whistle Stop Bar in South Park from 3pm – 6pm. The Guerrilla Book Fair will host an eclectic mix of local San Diego writers who will be showcasing and selling their books, including Ted Washington with his art and poetry books: Etc., More, and Less.
CityBeat, who selected the event for this week’s Short List of things to do, put it oh so cooly:
“Remember when you were in elementary school and the bookmobile would roll in…. well, trade the bus for a bar and bright-eyed students for word-hungry grownups, and you’ve got something that looks a lot like the Guerrilla Book Fair.”
As the name suggests, the Guerrilla Book Fair strays a bit from the conventional. And that’s exactly what makes it worth your time. To recap: There will be style spanning literature, art, music, and (it’s at bar, therefore, duh) drinks. As Baudelaire said, “So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk. But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish.”
So come get cultured (and maybe a little tipsy) this Saturday by reading some good writing and partaking in this thriving literary scene.
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