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Welcome to our first annual book tour

Shop local, support your favorite bookstore, and have a whole lot of fun! Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24th, by participating in our first annual Gold Country Book Tour. Visit some or all of the seven participating stores to browse, buy books and exclusive merchandise, and collect prizes. It’s a great way to explore the Gold Country neighborhoods and support your indie bookstores!

Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Davis

When is it?

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Check each stores’ website for their hours

Here’s how it’ll work:

Pick a bookstore to start at (list of participating stores is below). Make sure to ask for a Passport.

Win prizes by spending a min of $10 from each bookstore on Indie Bookstore Day. 

Head on over to your next bookstore.

Be sure to tag #goldcountrybooktour when you post your social media photos! We all appreciate it.


(Must spend at least $10 to qualify for the free stuff!)

Visit even just one bookstore to receive a free button.

Visit two bookstores to receive a free vinyl sticker of the Gold Country Book Tour logo.

Visit three bookstores to receive a free enamel pin.

Visit four or more bookstores to be entered into Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win a favorite paperback from each bookstore along with a $5.00 gift certificate from each bookstore and bookstore swag.

participating bookstores

Capital Books

1011 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 492-6657

Downtown Sacramento’s newest bookstore. We sell new books, games, Magic the Gathering, and Pokèmon cards.

Open 10 am – 6 pm. Enjoy the fun!

10 am – 2 pmLunaria Candle Co.
11 am – 2 pm Saladitas Bath Salts
12 pm – 4 pm Vosswood Stone Jewelry
1 pm – 4 pm Fancy Nancy Infused Cocktails
2 pm – 4 pm Sana Salim Henna Tattoos

Live Music Throughout the Day

(We were going to have Lily the Bookstore Dog here all day, but she’s having anxiety issues around customers, so we’re going to keep her relaxed at home.)

5301 Freeport Blvd., Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 731-8001

Crawford’s Books is a family-owned, independent bookstore that has been in Sacramento since 1983. We have over 40,000 books in a variety of genres. Most of our books are used which we acquire from people like you through our trade credit program. While you are here, browse the mysteries, peruse the classics, get comfortable in the kid’s section, and enjoy your time here with us. We have something for everyone, including greeting cards, art, jewelry, and crafts created by local artists. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find just the right books for you and your loved ones.

2814 35th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 737-3333

Opened in the summer of 2003 and is the literary hub of Oak Park. We host book signings by local and national authors, lectures, poetry events, children’s storytime, art talks, and much more. Managed and operated by Georgia “Mother Rose” West, the bookstore has proudly become a well-known pillar in the Oak Park community.

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Classy Hippie Tea
2:00 – 4:00 pm Sugar Coated Cupcakes

4359 Town Center Blvd, #113
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

A neighborhood gathering place for readers of all ages and a great destination for fun and affordable gifts and cards. Join us on Independent Bookstore Day!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Meet the Corgis!
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Acoustic guitar by Pete Schroeder
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Meet mystery writers 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Claire Booth (Fatal Divisions) and James L’Etoile (Bury the Past) How to Decorate withBooks demo

Events will be held outdoors. We follow mask and social distancing guidelines.

Ruby's Books

724 Sutter Street
Folsom, CA

An inviting, community-focused bookstore. We carry a highly curated selection of new books from many genres. We strive to create a space that will make readers of all ages want to come back again and again to fuel their love of books!

Open 9 am – 9 pm
8 am – 1 pmVisit Historic Folsom’s Farmers Market 
11 am – 9 pm Live Music on Sutter Street

Tons of dining options, plus special Independent Bookstore Day offers and giveaways all day long!

617 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95616

Avid Reader Original houses fiction/literature, mystery, sci fi, history, philosophy, religion, psychology, science & nature, travel, cookbooks, home and garden, health, pets, sports, young reader and preschool books.
Avid & Co. is the home of toys, games, puzzles and cards!

915 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Sacramento’s favorite place for new and used books for over 80 years! Buy – sell – trade every day!