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Author & Platform/Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan encourages everyone to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day/California Bookstore Day on Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Find booksellers in your area and visit them!



Author & Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan celebrates Independent Bookstore Day/California Bookstore Day

May 2, 2015, 4:30pm at Laurel Book Store

1423 Broadway (near 12th Street BART station), Oakland, CA 94612


Luan Stauss, owner of Laurel Book Store, says:

We will have hourly drawings for prizes!

10am Start your day with scones from Tart! Bakery while they last.

11am Meet author Summer Brenner who set two of her books for young people in Richmond and Oakland.
2-4 We have an art class for adults that you can drop in on. Marshall Hasbrouck is teaching and it’s ony $20! His art is on the walls in April.
2pm Meet Kathrine LaFleur and chat about her books for middle grade readers.
4:30pm Meet Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days. Are you a writer or a small business owner? Come and talk with Teresa about being seen! She says: “Reach out, not stress out.”
All day we’ll have drawings for free books, bags and other goodies!
All day we’ll have things for kids to do. Be and color a unicorn!
Please join us and any other indie you like on a great day! says:  Just what does IBD celebrate?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Cheers to booksellers and all book lovers!


Teresa LeYung-Ryan

author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (workbook)
author of the novel Love Made of Heart: a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey Through Mental Illness (used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center)


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