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Recognized as the major independent bookseller in Kansas City, Rainy Day Books is known for its community author events, many of which take place at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

The Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc., Vivien L. Jennings and her partner Roger Doeren support many local charitable and civic organizations in raising both funds and awareness through many of the community author events.

Since 1975, Rainy Day Books has provided the Greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for creative thoughts and ideas, and an ongoing voice for awareness, involvement and literacy.