On Saturday May 21, the Seattle Bookstores that participated in Seattle Bookstore Day on Independent Bookstore Day hosted a coronation celebration for the Indie Champions: 118 (!) book lovers who got stamps at at least 17 of the participating bookstores on April 30. Yes, these folks all went to SEVENTEEN bookstores in one day (and some went to NINETEEN!)! The celebration was hosted by Ada’s Technical Books, but all the participating bookstores chipped in to provide crowns, sparkling drinks, Ada’s-baked cake, and year-long discount cards for the winners.
These photos are by two-time Indie Champion, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association board member, and Third Place Books bookseller Emily Adams. On the day of the party, not only did Emily document the Champions’ Coronation in Capitol Hill, she also attended the grand opening of Third Place Books Seward Park. Now that’s dedication.