Towel Day: The Annual Celebration of Douglas Adams

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Date & Time

Thu, May 25 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Address (map)

15 East Anapamu St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Venue (website)

The Book Den

Every year, on May 25th, Douglas Adams fans around the world celebrate Towel Day by carrying a towel as a tribute to his works and because of the significance of towels in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


Together with The Book Den Independent Bookstore, Yvette Keller, the Universe’s 2023 Towel Day Ambassador, will host the following fun activities including:

  • Vogon poetry Reading (bring your own bad poetry to rival a Vogon!)
  • Towel and Costume Contest (towels and costumes admired but not required)
  • Reading from The Guide
  • Douglas Adams’ London Map signing by author Yvette Keller

Douglas Adams’ London Maps will be available to purchase and if you already have a copy, bring it! Yvette will sign your copy or, heck, she’ll sign really anything you want (except contracts, deeds, or body parts considered indecent exposure).

Bring your towel and join the fun!


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