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Our Sponsors

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Literary Affairs

In business for two decades, Literary Affairs' mission is to promote great literature and foster a community of book lovers in Southern California. The brainchild of a lifelong bibliophile and entrepreneur Julie Robinson, Literary Affairs is unique in its commitment to offering a full range of services tailored to the literary lifestyle, including book clubs, conversations with acclaimed authors in intimate locales, literary travel adventures, and annual fall book festival. As facilitators of over 50 book clubs per month all over Los Angeles, the company knows that it is not alone in feeling that reading books enriches our lives, makes us more human and helps us better understand and have compassion for the world we live in.

The Roseville Historical Society

In the early 1980s, the old Carnegie Library building was potentially slated for a very different purpose, and there was rumored discussion that the land the building stood upon was to be turned into a parking lot. But during a meeting where the building's fate was to be decided, a relative of the pioneer McRae family spoke to the group. She recalled that the McRae family had indeed donated the land with a caveat; the land, with the Carnegie library built on it, was to be used as a library forever.

The original deed was verified, and the old building was saved. But it needed restoration and a purpose. So the good citizens of Roseville banded together and formed "The Roseville Historical Society" to preserve and protect the history of Roseville. Together with the city, funds were raised for restoration, and the venerable old building was once again a library but with the new focus of educating people about the history of Roseville. In effect, it became the "Carnegie Library Museum."

Valley Fair

Valley Fair believes its local community should infuse every aspect, from our weekly family-friendly events to our locally-owned businesses! So whether you're running errands, dining out, or enjoying a day with your kids, you'll always know you're in the heart of Utah's West Valley community.

Valley Fair offers over 830,000 square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Catch a movie at Megaplex Theatres & IMAX, score at All Star Bowling & Entertainment, kids enjoy hours of fun on Valley Fair'sTown Center splash pad, and there are over 120 retail stores and delicious dining options to explore.

Alpine Bank

For almost 50 years, Alpine Bank has been giving back to the Colorado communities where it also lives, works and plays. Individuals and businesses bank with it for online and mobile banking, deposit accounts, loan financing, and wealth management services.

Customers love Alpine Bank's size and streamlined structure. With it, the bank provides one-on-one service and makes local lending decisions quickly. But, at Alpine Bank, banking is more than just a product or service; it's a relationship. works to connect readers with independent booksellers all over the world.

‍The company believes local bookstores are essential community hubs that foster culture, curiosity, and a love of reading, and it is committed to helping them thrive.

Every purchase on the site financially supports independent bookstores. In addition, the platform gives independent bookstores tools to compete online and financial support to help them maintain their presence in local communities.