Volume 1,101 | May 25, 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 & BOOK EVENT: Lynne Cox on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 7:00 PM

LIVE AUTHOR & BOOK EVENT: Jason Kander on Tuesday, July 12, 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!
Memorial Day is for remembering our Heroes.

Rainy Day Books will honor Memorial Day with our Families & Friends and we will be away from our Bookstore on Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29; and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022.

Rainy Day Books will serve our Customers again In-Store on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 10:00AM.

Our Veterans greatly appreciate your generous donations to the worthy charities that support Veterans and Military families. Veterans Community Project, Children of Fallen Patriots, Navy-Marine Relief Society, and  Semper Fi Fund, all serve our Veterans and their Families.

www.RainyDayBooks.com is OPEN 24/7/365. We hope you rest and reflect on the celebrations and sacrifices of life as we will.
Rainy Day Books is For Sale!
Dear Friends,

Our invitation to select new owners continues to draw local and national interest. Our screening questionnaire is currently in the hands of a large number of potential candidates, and we look forward to reviewing submissions at the beginning of July, 2022. As we have explained before, we are taking our time to find the right people to continue our legacy.

We have become aware that misinterpretations of our intent to sell Rainy Day Books and retire are circulating throughout the city and we would like to set the record straight:

1. Rainy Day Books will remain Open. Rainy Day Books is a profitable, and vibrant business. We have a beautiful upgraded store, a growing and talented staff, and Geoffrey Jennings is fully capable and willing to take over for us at any point.
2. Vivien and Roger are well. We are older now, and we are simply lacking the endurance and stamina for shepherding the dozens of authors and thousands of pounds of books for our Author Events that will be flowing through our city in the months and years to come.
3. We are patiently managing the transition of selling Rainy Day Books. We will be selling to the right successor, and Geoffrey, Vivien, and Roger will be determining who that is.

Please be our Goodwill Ambassadors and share the correct information with your families and friends about the Sale of Rainy Day Books.

We are working with complete transparency to our friends, our staff, and all of our colleagues throughout the global book industry. Everyone who knows us well is excited to see what we will do next.

Once again, the process begins by contacting Geoffrey Jennings at Geoffrey at RainyDayBooks.com Serious inquiries will be provided a detailed questionnaire to complete by June 30, 2022. We are providing ample time for people to consider their answers before submitting them for consideration.

Each day, inspiring messages of gratitude and kindness give us confidence that we are making the right decision for ourselves, our staff, our family, our community, and our legacy.

We have more stories left to tell, and soon we will have yet another amazing one to share. Have faith, and imagine that your most favorite author has a new book coming this fall. When the time comes, we hope you will join us at Unity Temple for a special event to hear how our next chapter will begin.

Be well,

Vivien and 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