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Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

Outside of a Dog Books & Games is Vermillion’s community center for literary and gaming events, a place to find your next favorite book or board game, a home for your book club, and the headquarters for your next gaming campaign. Whether you need a unique gift for a loved one or a fun beach read, we’re your new best friend!

Nov 26th
Small Business SaturdayCelebrate locally owned small businesses! We’ll be collaborating with The Bean, Blue Monarch, and others to offer sales, rewrds, and all kinds of goodies.
All Day!Local small
businesses
Dec 1st
Modern Fiction Book Club: ThistlefootOur first store-sponsored book club! We’ll be reading Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott. Get your copy in the store by 11/23 for a 20% discount!
7:30 pm
Dec 2nd
Magic on Friday NightsJoin us for Magic: The Gathering every Friday night starting at 7pm. Format: Commander. Buy in: 1 pack or $5
7:00 pm
Dec 3rd
Game Night: CarcassonneLearn Carcassonne, a tile-laying game where you will build out the countryside around towns in medieval France. Place your workers wisely to score the most points as knights, farmers, thieves, and monks. Play for free, and get 10% off if you choose to buy!
6:00 – 9:00pm
Dec 6th
Science Fiction Book Club: The Mountain in the SeaOur first store-sponsored book club! We’ll be reading The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler. Get your copy in the store by 12/2 for a 20% discount!
7:30 pm
Dec 8th
Vermillion Holiday StrollJoin us for Vermillion’s biggest night of shopping! We’ll have special sales, snacks, and wine! Plus any purchase over $25 will get you a 25% off coupon redeemable in January or February!
4:00 – 8:00 pmDowntown Vermillion
Dec 9th
Magic on Friday NightsJoin us for Magic: The Gathering every Friday night starting at 7pm. Format: Commander. Buy in: 1 pack or $5
7:00 pm
Dec 17th
Game Night: Small WorldSmall World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth. Learn the game, play for free, and get 10% off if you choose to buy!
6:00 – 9:00pm
Jan 27-29th
VerminCon Game ConventionVermillion’s very own gaming convention, now in it’s 31st year! Hosted by the USD Games Club, there will be three days of open gaming with hundreds of games to play, buy, and discover! $5 entry, with multiple charity raffles.
All Day!MUC @ USD