In early 2012 Kepler's launched the Kepler's 2020 program to transform itself into the next generation bookstore designed to sustainably serve our community. Since then Kepler's has been a trailblazer in the book industry winning awards, hitting new milestones, and growing from strength to strength. Below you will find a chronicle of our journey.
December 2019: San Mateo Daily Journal visits Kepler's to witness the energy of the holiday shopping season. Read full article here.
December 2019: Kepler's Literary Foundation launches three-year sustaining fund campaign.
September 2019: Kepler's Literary Foundation invites students to global climate change conversation featuring author Naomi Klein. Read full article here.
February 2019: SAP senior executive and bibliophile writes moving case study about Kepler's reinvention.
May 2018: Lonely Planet recognizes Kepler's as a US bookstore worth traveling for. Read full article here.
January 2018: IRS approves tax-exempt status for Kepler's Literary Foundation making Kepler's the first bookstore in the US to set up a non-profit organization to further its mission and improve its sustainability.
July 2017: Publishers Weekly highlights Kepler's efforts to stay ahead of the changing retail landscape. Read full article here.
June 2017: Kepler's rebrands its non-profit organization as Kepler's Literary Foundation, completes its spin-off, and files for IRS approval. Read press coverage in our press release, the Menlo Park Almanac, San Jose Mercury News, InMenlo, and Shelf Awareness.