Directions to our store, venues


Locate Rainy Day Books using Google Maps

Rainy Day Books is located at 2706 W. 53rd Street, Fairway, KS 66205. Our store is the east anchor tenant of The Fairway Shops, located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Belinder Rd. The Fairway Shops also feature Houlihan's Restaurant, First Watch Restaurant and Hen House Market as anchor tenants. Parking is available directly outside the store.

Rainy Day Books is two stoplights west of State Line Road on Shawnee Mission Parkway.

Rainy Day Books is one stoplight west of Rainbow Boulevard on Shawnee Mission Parkway.

If you are coming from I-35 North or South, exit at the Rainbow Boulevard/KU Med Center exit and follow Rainbow Boulevard south to Shawnee Mission Parkway. Turn right and go one block west.

If you are on the south side of Kansas City, take I-435 to State Line Road. Go north to Shawnee Mission Parkway. Turn left and go two blocks west.


Locate Unity Temple on The Plaza using Google Maps

Unity Temple is located at 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. Unity Temple is located on The Country Club Plaza, the historic shopping district that sits between 47th Street and Brush Creek. Unity Temple is a large historic church located on the southwest corner of 47th Street and Jefferson Street. The Sheraton Suites Hotel, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Tomfooleries are all located on the north side of 47th Street across from Unity Temple. Free parking is available in the multi-story parking garage that surrounds Unity Temple. Enter off of 47th Street or off of Jefferson.

Our events are usually in the Sanctuary located at the 47th Street level. Our Sales and Service tables will be set up in the lobby before our events. If you are picking up an Admission Package for an Author Event, see one of our staff at these tables. Call the store or check our website for information about when doors will open for a particular event. All events are general admission seating. Unless otherwise specified, all patrons must have a ticket to enter.

A handicap-accessible entrance is located just west of the main doors to Unity Temple on the 47th Street side. Turn left after entering the west door to enter the lobby of the Sanctuary. Restrooms are located on the same level as the Sanctuary, and also located one level below. Food and drink are not permitted inside the Sanctuary.


Locate the Woodneath Library Center of The Mid-Continent Public Library using Google Maps

Woodneath Library Center is located at 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157. Events are held on the main level. Handicapped parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.


Locate the Central Resource Branch of The Johnson County Public Library using Google Maps

The Central Resource Library is located at 9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212. Events are held on the main level. Handicapped parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.


Locate the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library using Google Maps

The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch is located at 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. The Plaza Branch is located on the lower levels of the large office tower at 4801 Main Street. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Main Street entrance. Enter off of Main Street and proceed right into the garage. Enter the building at the southwest corner. Most of our events are held in The Truman Forum located one level down from the entrance, accessible by stairs or elevator.

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Thank you for your ongoing support of Rainy Day Books. Your online and phone orders are helping us continue to support our operation, our staff, and our mission to keep people informed and entertained. Can you help spread the word that we are helping people all over get the books they need? E-mail or call your friends and family, post to social media, anything you can do to spread the word. Priority Mail Orders arrive in 24-48 hours in the Kansas City metro!


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