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Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day celebrates local brick-and-mortar bookstores all across America. Creating Conversations and many of our fellow indies will be doing lots of fun stuff all day long, and will offer a range of unique book-related items and prints for sale only on that day, and only in-store. We will have a half dozen exclusive Independent Bookstore Day goodies!!  (Sorry, no holds, pre-orders, or telephone or on-line orders.)

Here's our schedule for the day:

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet local authors, shop books & exclusive IBD merchandise, and enjoy coffee & treats from Mykie’s Coffee & Bakery Truck.

Schedule of Festivities:

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Browse, shop, and show some book love!

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learn to Breathe with Sandy Abrams

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Author Talk with Ellen Byron

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mingle & Book Signing

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lori Gottlieb & RaShawn Renée In Conversation with Terry Gilman

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mingle & Book Signing

For a printable schedule of events ... scroll to the bottom of this page.

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
2850 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Breathe To Succeed: Increase Workplace Productivity, Creativity, and Clarity through the Power of Mindfulness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632651556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Career Press - May 2019

Technology has revolutionized the business sector. Whether you're an entrepreneur, employee, CEO, or executive, you're likely feeling the effects of less humanity and more technology. Our minds are distracted, our attention spans are shortened, we want everything on demand, in boxes are never empty, our energy is frequently negative, we're addicted to social media, and we're sleep deprived. This cannot be the new normal. Breath is the antidote!

Breathe to Succeed shares the transformative power of breath in business. Even just three deep breaths at key moments can be nothing short of miraculous. With Abrams's fast, simple, and effective breathing techniques, you'll become more mindful and engaged and experience better moods, a calmer perspective, and positive energy that will translate to next-level productivity, creativity, and clarity. 

Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683317050
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crooked Lane Books - October 9th, 2018

Southern charm meets the dark mystery of the bayou as a hundred-year flood, a malicious murder, and a most unusual Mardi Gras converge at the Crozat Plantation B&B.


It's Mardi Gras season on the bayou, which means parades, pageantry, and gumbo galore. But when a flood upends life in the tiny town of Pelican, Louisiana--and deposits a body of a stranger behind the Crozat Plantation B&B--the celebration takes a decidedly dark turn. The citizens of Pelican are ready to Laissez les bon temps rouler--but there's beaucoup bad blood on hand this Mardi Gras.


Maggie Crozat is determined to give the stranger a name and find out why he was murdered. The post-flood recovery has delayed the opening of a controversial exhibit about the little-known Louisiana Orphan Train. And when a judge for the Miss Pelican Mardi Gras Gumbo Queen pageant is shot, Maggie's convinced the murder is connected to the body on the bayou. Does someone covet the pageant queen crown enough to kill for it? Could the deaths be related to the Orphan Train, which delivered its last charges to Louisiana in 1929? The leads are thin on this Fat Tuesday--and until the killer is unmasked, no one in Pelican is safe.


A simmering gumbo of a humorous whodunit, Mardi Gras Murder is the fourth piquant installment in USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron's award-winning Cajun Country mysteries.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328662057
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

44 Hours & 21 Minutes: A Woman's Truth and Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781544500782
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Real Truth International LLC - October 23rd, 2018

44 Hours & 21 Minutes: A Woman's Truth and Power is a journey of and testimony tocourage. It is for every woman who wants to be cherished, know they matter, live with whole-self-acceptance, experience profound love, and make choices that communicate Self-Honor.The experiences shared in these pages give you the opportunity to learn more about yourselfand gain insight into the questions: Why aren't I fulfilled? Why do I allow myself to bemarginalized and kept silent? Why do I stay in relationships that demean me? Why don't Iknow and regard my own value?Upon completion of this book you will stand taller (head up, shoulders back) and feel moreconfident with every choice you make. You will have more knowledge about yourself and willbe on the path to knowing your Real Truth and Power as you excavate and begin to see andunderstand your value.