West Bottoms' Books in the Bottoms - the Fifth Year in Kansas City
Meet and greet local authors throughout the District's First Friday Weekend March 6-8
By: Full Moon Productions
The free, two-day Books in the Bottoms event will have authors scheduled at various stores. They've authored fiction genres from romance to sci-fi and children's books. Author, Rachel Ellyn, will do a children's reading at 11 am on Friday at Serendipity, and follow with a how-to-write children's books lecture from 11:30 to noon. Other authors include Dyann Barr, Rod Galindo, Jan Gephardt, Ronda Hassig, Aaron Hollingsworth, William Mitchell, and Cathy Morrison at various times and stores.
The area averages around 20,000 visitors this special shopping weekend. Stores have a trove of all things vintage, antique, and unique, story-rich items. The thirteen-block area is the largest indoor, vintage shopping experience in the nation. Many of the West Bottoms' shops have old books for sale. Increasingly vintage books are used in décor beyond their handsome look on bookshelves. Home décor experts will place books under lamps, or under décor items to add height and interest.
"We love hosting Books in the Bottoms that features Kansas City-area authors, now in its fifth year," said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, West Bottoms spokesperson for the district. "Shoppers and bookworms alike will love this event. Appropriately, the Worm Moon on March 9, follows our efforts to collect books for a free exchange library with the book donations."
Full Moon Escape Rooms will also be open by reservation.
About the West Bottoms Historic Entertainment District:
The West Bottoms Historic Entertainment District, located just off the 12th Street Bridge, has 22 warehouses in a thirteen-block area with approximately 600 vendors and more than 25 stores and restaurants. Many of the large, multi-story buildings have histories starting over 120 years ago. They have now repurposed this vast space to earn the title of the largest, year-round, indoor vintage and entertainment district. Since 1988, the District is the destination for interior decorators and designers, collectors and consumers seeking stylish décor and gift options with history and patina that cannot be duplicated. The weekend's street entertainment, food trucks, and bars are all part of the Festival of the Full Moon. Full Moon Escape Rooms add another adventure option in the area. westbottoms.com