Volume 1,095 | May 02, 2022
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

Our Shopping Hours:
Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Sundays we are Home with our families to read and rest!
Our World-Famous Author Events Calendar!
Watch here for our 2022 Author & Book Events!


LIVE AUTHOR EVENT: Candice Millard on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM
10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM!

"Face Masks and Social Distancing are optional
in order to enter Rainy Day Books."
Thank You, Vivien & Roger

Place Your Orders by Phone 913-384-3126, E-Mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com and on our Website www.RainyDayBooks.com

We Thank You for being faithful loyal Rainy Day Books Customers and for your continued support!
Rainy Day Books is For Sale!
Dear Friends,

Spring is here, and with new growth and new opportunities ahead, we must look to the future of Rainy Day Books. It is time for transition, so that new owners can build on our reputation and legacy of literacy.

Rainy Day Books is like our living room. It is where we make our living. We welcome guests from all over the world to discuss and discover great books. It is a place where bestsellers are made, where debut writers launch their careers, where authors continually request to visit, and where we are working smart and hard on our 47th year. It’s also a space for our community; a special place where the joy of browsing and the opportunity to connect over books endures.

The past 2 years were very challenging for us. We endured with support from the community and beyond. In addition, we reinvested and reinvented our business. Today, Rainy Day Books is thriving thanks to a solid core of customers who believe in the power of books, and a growing staff of people who value our customers as much as they value books.

As the world begins to open back up, the pace and hospitality of the Author Events we produce requires greater stamina than we have at ages 77 and 70. It is time for someone new to be the face and voice of Rainy Day Books.

On Monday, March 21, 2022, our first great-grandchild Ella was born. Yesterday, May 1st, our grandson Max was born. Both Ella and Max are doing well.

With these new blessings, we plan to retire and return to where it all began: reading to babies. 

Geoffrey Jennings will be handling inquiries from interested parties from now until June 30, 2022. Contact him at Geoffrey at RainyDayBooks.com All inquiries are confidential. Potential candidates are asked to complete an initial screening questionnaire that we will review with our advisors. In early July 2022, we will begin to contact potential buyers who we believe are the best fit, and move forward from there.

We offer the new owners an opportunity to write new chapters in the legacy of Rainy Day Books. We literally have a wonderful life, and after our transition, we will look forward to writing some new chapters as well.

Vivien & Roger
We Recommend This Important New Book!
Jeff Deutsch is the Director of Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstores, which in 2019 he helped incorporate as the first not-for-profit bookstore whose mission is bookselling. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
From a devoted reader and lifelong bookseller, an eloquent and charming reflection on the singular importance of bookstores.

Do we need bookstores in the twenty-first century? If so, what makes a good one? In this beautifully written book, Jeff Deutsch, the Director of Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstores, one of the finest bookstores in the world, pays loving tribute to one of our most important and endangered civic institutions. He considers how qualities like space, time, abundance, and community find expression in a good bookstore. Along the way, he also predicts, perhaps audaciously, a future in which the bookstore not only endures, but realizes its highest aspirations.

In exploring why good bookstores matter, Deutsch draws on his lifelong experience as a bookseller, but also his upbringing as an Orthodox Jew. This spiritual and cultural heritage instilled in him a reverence for reading, not as a means to a living, but as an essential part of a meaningful life. Central among Deutsch's arguments for the necessity of bookstores is the incalculable value of browsing, since, when we are deep in the act of looking at the shelves, we move through space as though we are inside the mind itself, immersed in self-reflection.

In the age of one-click shopping, this is no ordinary defense of bookstores, but rather an urgent account of why they are essential places of discovery, refuge, and fulfillment that enrich the communities that are lucky enough to have them.
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We work smart and hard to create exciting and unique opportunities as we celebrate
46 Years of bringing Customers & Books together for memorable experiences!
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; 46 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 2022, 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
Get Directions to Rainy Day Books and our Author Event venues by Clicking Here.
Our Current Bookstore Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Sundays we read, rest, recharge, and enjoy time with our families at Home.
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