Volume 1,034 | January 25, 2021
Rainy Day Books
Rainy Day Books is located in
The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, Kansas 66205-1705
Phone: 913-384-3126
Fax: 913-384-9209

Temporary Bookstore Hours:
Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Sundays we are Home with our families to read and rest!
Our World-Famous Author Events Calendar!
Watch for New LIVESTREAM Author Events in the New Year 2021!

Cicely Tyson on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 5:00 PM, Central Time.
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We Thank You for being faithful loyal Rainy Day Books Customers.

IN-STORE BROWSING HAS TO BE POSTPONED FOR NOW: We are taking every precaution to keep our staff and patrons safe. Curbside Pick-Up Service of Orders is only available at the present time, and is currently available Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Please place your Orders by Phone 913-384-3126,
E-Mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com and on our Website.
“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
~ Mason Cooley
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reacts to his team's win in Super Bowl LIV (54)! The Chiefs are the AFC (American Football Conference) Championship Winners & Lamar Hunt Trophy Winners! The Chiefs head to Super Bowl LV (55) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Tampa, Florida Stadium!
Rainy Day Books, HarperCollins, Girls Write Now & Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey present A Conversation with Miss Cicely Tyson & Whoopi Goldberg, along with VP, Editorial Director, Tracy Sherrod and Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim, in support of Just as I Am, the New Autobiography by Cicely Tyson.

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT DATE & TIME: Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 5:00 PM, Central Time

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT FORMAT: Join Cicely Tyson, Whoopi Goldberg and guests for a Virtual Author Event to celebrate Cicely's New Hardcover Memoir, Just as I Am.

BUY YOUR TICKET FOR THIS EVENT NOW!  Order tickets through Eventbrite at this link: https://RainyDayBooksCicelyTyson.Eventbrite.com  You will receive an E-Mailed link on the day of the event to access the LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT.
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country. Hardcover for Sale on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (note the cover image is a draft). The full text of The Hill We Climb in a Special Edition.
The Hill We Climb: Poems. Hardcover for Sale on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (note the cover image is a draft). The debut collection of poetry by Amanda Gorman, including The Hill We Climb.
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem. Hardcover for Sale on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. This anthemic picture book by Amanda Gorman, is illustrated by #1 New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Loren Long.
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The Author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property, our proprietary relationship with the land, through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future.
Robert MacFarlane, and Jackie Morris (Illustrator)

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.

The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers' minds. Robert Macfarlane's spell-poems and Jackie Morris's watercolour illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away.
January 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick 

A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris, and Megan Miranda.
“With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Natalie Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War.” ~ Madeline Miller, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Circe

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences.

This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn. This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all.
In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy, and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.
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Thank You for Supporting Your Community Bookseller, Rainy Day Books, Since 1975!
Since Vivien Jennings Founded Rainy Day Books on November 04, 1975, we have pursued our Legacy of Literacy; 45 Years of helping match readers to great Books, bringing famous and soon-to-be-famous names to Kansas City, and enjoying the excitement of sharing so many experiences.
Take the time to tell someone new about Rainy Day Books. Each book that you purchase at Rainy Day Books makes Rainy Day Books a place Authors ask to visit, a vibrant part of Kansas City's arts community, and a Bookstore where people love books enough to talk about them all day long. Please encourage your fellow readers to sign up for this E-Mail Newsletter. We will have an exciting upcoming schedule of Livestream Author Events in 2021, and this is the first place to hear about them!
Rainy Day Books is located in The Fairway Shops, at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Belinder Avenue. Our address is 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas (KS) 66205-1705. Our Phone Number is 913-384-3126.  Our E-Mail Address is Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com
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Temporary Bookstore Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Saturdays and Sundays we read, rest, recharge, and enjoy time with our families.
When you shop at Rainy Day Books you're a part of our Legacy of Literacy for Kansas City. We provide full service, knowledgeable Reading Recommendations and priceless Author Event experiences, all at a fair price. To our faithful loyal Customers, we say Thank You for your Support! We look forward to seeing again you soon!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Life is Good and it just keeps getting Better,

Vivien & Roger and all of your friends at Rainy Day Books.
When I discovered books as a young girl, I dreamt about having a bookstore where people could read about anything and everything that interests them. Books provide edification, entertainment, and escape. My dream came true, and I welcome you to Rainy Day Books.
~ Vivien Jennings, Founder & President
Rainy Day Books
2706 W 53rd Street
The Fairway Shops
Fairway, Kansas 66205-1705
Phone: 913-384-3126
Fax: 913-384-9209