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Rainy Day Books. Kansas City's Community Bookseller. Independent. Original. Unique. Since 1975.

Since 1975, Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for ideas and creative thought, and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness. We celebrated our 47th Birthday on Friday, November 04, 2022.

ORDER NOW! The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man

We Highly Recommend The Book of Charlie!

Order The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man by David Von Drehle.


Order an Author Autographed and Personally Inscribed Hardcover of The Book of Charlie by David Von Drehle!

The Wall Street Journal Review ~ The Book of Charlie: An Old Man, Full of Years!

David Von Drehle was Featured in an In-Depth Interview on CBS NEWS Sunday Morning!

C-SPAN2 BookTV Recorded our David Von Drehle In Conversation about The Book of Charlie with Tyler Nottberg Author & Book Event!

Tom Hanks gave praise to The Book of Charlie by David Von Drehle!


Create A Shareable Wish List!

Use our website to build a Wish List! If you are logged in to our site with your account, any book you find can be added to a shopping cart, but it can also be added to your own personal wish list! Use the Add to Wish List button on any book page and your list will update. You can share a link to this list with anyone. To find your Wish List, visit the My Account tab at the top of the screen and then below your User Name click on the Wish List tab. You can add notes to your list, add your shipping address if you want people to know where your books can be shipped.  If you are local to us, you can also click on Do Not Ship, this way your friends and family can make purchases for you and we will hold them for you to pick up! Check out all the features available to you!

Audiobooks from Rainy Day Books: Choose Indie, Listen Anywhere!

Audiobooks! All your favorites at competitive prices, and each sale benefits Rainy Day Books!
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All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.