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Upcoming Events

Visit this space to learn about upcoming events at our space or in the community. Hope to see you soon!

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Join us for a Summer Bingo Challenge at Peninsula Books

Welcome summer!!! We are celebrating with having a summer Bingo challenge for adults! Pick up a Bingo sheet at our location beginning Thursday, June 6 or download (links below). Read books and complete Bingo challenge. Return your completed Bingo sheet to our location to receive a completion prize and be entered into a raffle for additional prizes.

June is also when we celebrate Pride, Juneteenth, and dads. We have a great selection of books to honor these events/holidays. We also have a pride event on June 13th with author TherActivist! Come on out.
Stay up to date with all of our events from our online calendar. There is something for everyone!

Independent Bookstore Day 2024

Friday, April 26 -Independent Bookstore Spirit Day

We are celebrating our first Independent Bookstore Day this year. We will will kick it off at Gilman Brewery in Daly City for Peninsula Book Collaborative Birthday Bash. We will have Book Trivia, prizes, food and a drink ticket for those who attend. The event is for all ages and you can create a team and come together, find a team there, or play on your own. This is a fundraiser to support the Collaborative. Tickets are $25 and we have a few free tickets for educators/library staff  as well. Get your ticket or sponsor the event today.

 

 

 

Saturday, April 27 – Independent Bookstore Day

Join us for our first Indie Bookstore Day. We will have prizes throughout the day, special giveaways, and Indie Bookstore exclusives.

Some things we have in process:

  • Bookstore Bingo with prizes
  • Special storytime at 10:30 am!
  • Treats throughout the day
  • Kids coloring corner
  • Prizes with every purchase

Head over to our event page for more updates leading up to the day.

 

Spring is full of fun events at Peninsula Books

The volunteer team at Peninsula Books is planning events this spring for everyone!

Our author talks will include topics like Alcatraz, supporting families with diverse needs, poetry, and using cannabis.

Our community events will include teddy bear clinics, college workshops, and book art for adults.

We are also planning our Independent Bookstore Day (4/27) activities and 1 year anniversary as a nonprofit!!!

Visit our events page for updates and come out for the fun.

Community Events begin this weekend

Upcoming Events

Since we opened in the fall, people have asked us if we will be hosting events. As an all volunteer led organization, we are relying heavily on volunteers who are interested in creating or hosting events.  Thanks to these amazing volunteers and community partners, we now have some great events coming up! Head over to peninsulabooks.org/events to learn more details about any of the events or subscribe to our calendar.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

January

Saturday, January 20 at 11 am -Storytime with Eden

Friday, January 26 at 6 pm- Author Talk with local author Stacey Bowen

Sunday, January 28 at 3 pm – Storytime with Kenia

February

Saturday, February 3 at 11 am – Storytime with Eden

Sunday, February 4 from 11-4 pm – Book Giveaway for teachers

Saturday, February 10 at 6 pm – Film Screening “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” co-hosted by Daly City Youth Poet Laureate

Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm – Silent Book Club co-hosted by @Skyline.Bookbox

 

Holiday Hours

We have expanded hours over the next few weeks. Join us for some cozy weather and reading books. Hope to see you there. We have more books, journals, cards, and gifts. Come see what’s new.

In January, we will return to Thursday-Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10-6 pm

New Hours at Peninsula Books

Come join us at the bookstore four days a week at Peninsula Books. You will find new and used books for all ages. You can also donate books. Email contact@peninsulabooks.org for what we accept and when.

We will have an opening day activities from 10 – 6 pm on December 2nd. Learn more here.

Are you a group that would like to host a book club, workshop, etc., at our space? Contact us at contact@peninsulabooks.org to schedule. Workshops can be held outside of open hours.

Interested in being involved? Learn how to become a volunteer here.

Join us soon at 441 Westlake!

We are preparing our location at 441 Westlake (between JoAnn Fabrics and Color Me Mine)! We hope to see you browse our new and used book selection. As we build, we hope to have programs and activities for everyone to enjoy including book clubs, poetry nights, and more. We will have limited hours throughout November and December.

Special Hours & Pop-ups

October 29 -1-6 pm (Westlake)

Nov. 2 -4 pm – 8 pm (Books & Brews at Gilman Brewery)

Nov. 5 – 10-6 pm (Westlake)

Beginning November  9, we will have limited hours:

Thursdays & Fridays – 4 pm -8 pm

Saturdays & Sundays – 10 am -6 pm

 

Our official Opening Day is on December 2nd! More to come soon.

Help us create Peninsula Books at Westlake

We have some exciting news! We will be opening a space at Westlake Center in Daly City!!! We are excited to build this community bookstore and community space. Now we need your help!
We are looking for volunteers to help us set up, organize and prepare to open our doors. 
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Sign up for one shift or as many as you can make.
Volunteer Information Form: All volunteers will need to complete an online form before the first volunteer day. Volunteers 14-16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteer Release of Liability : We will have some on site forms for those 18 and older. If under 18, please have parent/guardian complete in advance and bring to your first shift.
We would love for you to share with your networks or come volunteer with a friend.

Banned Book Bash

“It doesn’t always feel like you’re banning the book itself. Sometimes it feels like you’re banning the people who those books are about, that you’re saying that those lives are lives that should only exist in the shadows.” – Jason Reynolds

 

Thank you for celebrating Banned Book Week. Every fall, libraries and bookstores come together to celebrate the freedom to read.

At our Banned Book Bash, everyone had the opportunity to play Banned Book Bingo. Below are the links for the Bingo card and the answer key.

Banned Book Bingo

Banned Book Bingo Answer Key

 

While we are still looking for a permanent home, you can support us by purchasing books through our Bookshop site and we will receive a portion of the proceeds.  Here is our Banned Book List. Thank you and happy reading!

 

 

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