In 11 years, Prospero's Books (1800 West 39th Street, 816-531-9673) has logged two locations, three owners, more than 700 in-store musical performances, countless poetry open mics, 200 readings, nine self-published books and one very public book burning. To toast Prospero's survival in a tough business, owners Will Leathem and Tom Wayne are celebrating with a month of discounts and activities that continue through December 19. They've hidden gift certificates in books throughout the store, and purchases of more than $20 enter buyers in a raffle for five free Prospero's T-shirts. (That drawing is December 19.) Today's Silvia Beach Bash Holiday Party, with refreshments and live entertainment, kicks things off at 5 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 30, 5 p.m., 2008