On Wednesday evening, the line wrapped around the building at our new location at 999 Grant Avenue in downtown Novato. Hundreds of people flocked to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Novato Chamber of Commerce, and they stayed until closing to revel in the realization of a long-time dream for their community.
"It is so thrilling to become part of such a welcoming and friendly community," said Copperfield's Novato store manager Winona Wagner. The new store is now open for business every day from 10am-7pm, and open until 6pm on Sundays.
“Community reception has been incredible,” said Copperfield’s President and Co-owner Paul Jaffe. “We know we are coming into a community of readers. From the Novato Chamber to the City of Novato to the Novato School District, everyone has made us feel welcome.”
The Novato events calendar kicks off on the morning of Saturday, April 16 with Story Time at 10am. Novato Mayor Pat Eklund, Mayor Pro Tem Denise Athas, and Councilmember Pam Drew will do the honors of reading children's favorites in our huge new kids section. Seré Prince Halverson and Melissa Cistaro, both graduates of Novato High, will speak at our first Novato author event at 7pm that night.
Later this month, Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day. We hope you'll help us celebrate our newest indie bookstore by joining us for Story Time with Councilmembers Eric Lucan and Josh Fryday, music from the Mary Fettig Quartet as part of our Jazz in the Neighborhood series, and much more!
With the opening of the Novato store, Copperfield's Books now numbers eight locations in Napa, Sonoma, and Marin counties. This widely anticipated opening comes amid the cheering news that indie bookstores are on the rise nationwide. The number of independent stores is increasing—up 25 percent since 2009—and sales are up too, according to the American Booksellers Association. Thanks for supporting us along the way!