Kepler’s Announces First Annual State-of-the-Union Gathering

Community Invited for Update on Progress of New Store and Arts & Lecture Series

Business Wire


Kepler’s today announced that it will hold its first annual state-of-the-union gathering to update the local community on progress made toward creating the sustainable bookstore of the future. The Monday, October 21 gathering is open to the public.

“We’re pleased to be able to report significant progress toward our goals for the new Kepler’s and the nonprofit Arts & Lectures Series,” said Praveen Madan, chief executive officer of Kepler’s. “Because of the extraordinary support we’ve received from the community, we want to continue to keep everyone apprised of and engaged with our ongoing efforts. We also want to be able to answer questions from members of the community, and this open event is the perfect venue to do so.”

Attendees will get a high-level overview of the new legal, financial, and organizational structures in place, as well as feedback from a panel of book industry experts. The Kepler’s team will then provide a more detailed update on Kepler’s Books store changes, growth in inventory and the new team. The Arts & Lectures nonprofit organization will update attendees on programs, attendance, revenues, and children’s programming. Madan will wrap up with a report on challenges, growth areas, and new initiatives. Audience members will be able to ask questions following the presentations.

The community gathers at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 21 at the bookstore with snacks, and the program begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

About Kepler’s Bookstore

Founded in 1955, Kepler’s has been deeply entrenched in the local Peninsula community and recognized nationally as an innovator in the independent bookstore realm. In late 2012, Kepler’s was organized into a for-profit bookstore with an allied non-profit Arts & Lecture series that has brought noted authors and speakers such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Richard Dawkins, Salman Rushdie, and Khaled Hosseini to the community. For more information about Kepler’s, visit

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