It isn’t often that we pry ourselves our from under the mounds of books we process in our office each day to take a field trip. Last week, when I received an email from Publicity Coordinator Alyson Pullman with Chronicle Books, saying that they were having a grand opening of their newest book store in the Metreon, it was a no-brainer that I was going to load up The Team and take them all on a field trip. Not only is it always fabulous to meet a publicist in person (because we email back and forth all the time), but c’mon …. this is Chronicle Books …. my all-time favorite book publisher!
We arrived about 30 minutes early, and the crowd was already starting to gather.
And, boy, does Chronicle put on a good party!
The nibbles of cheese, artisan breads, and fruits, were delicious (I was glad I didn’t miss the truffle popcorn). The wine and beer was flowing … and the Kara’s Cupcakes were oh-so yummy (but, of course!).
Here’s what else is going on at Chronicle Books this weekend for their grand opening. I guarantee you’ll not be disappointed — or walk away empty-handed — if you swing on by.
Saturday, March 10, 10 AM
Reading and book signing with Ivy and Bean author, Annie Barrows
Come one, come all, Ivy and Bean fans, for a reading and book signing with beloved author Annie Barrows. Annie will read from the latest Ivy and Beanbook and answer questions about the series from her fans. Take home fun Ivy and Bean activity kits (while supplies last) and enter to win a prize pack of children’s books.
Saturday, March 10, 2 PM – 4 PM
Kids get crafty!
Spend the afternoon making fun crafts from Chronicle Books kits. Create cute and quirky thumbprint character illustrations with our Small Object Thumbprint Masterpiece stationery set or color in your own sweet notes with Color-Me-In Notecards. All materials included in-store while supplies last.
Sunday, March 11, beginning at 10:30 AM
Lazy Sunday Shopping Day
Stroll through our store while enjoying coffee and Top Pot doughnuts in honor of our “Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts” cookbook. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. Make sure to enter to win a pack of Chronicle Books cookbooks in store.
Visit The Chronicle Books Bookstore
The Metreon Mall
135 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103