Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for Independent Bookstore Day 2019!
“Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.”
― Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books
We are celebrating all day, from 10 am to 6 pm with:
Special IBD Merchandise (see below)
Special Sesame Street Kids' Activity
Cupcakes (in the afternoon)
We have several EXCLUSIVE items that will go on sale on Saturday. Quantities are extremely limited and we cannot reserve them. They include:
EXCLUSIVE, SIGNED EDITION WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT? PATRICIA MARX & ROZ CHAST
This hilarious collaboration between Roz Chast and Patricia Marx is a collection of witty (and real!) pieces of advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx got from her mother. Our exclusive edition is signed with a special IBD-only jacket.
WHAT TO EAT WITH WHAT YOU READ A GUIDE FOR BOOK CLUBS AND OTHER LITERARY GATHERINGS
A companion to last year’s IBD bestseller The Book Club Journal, comes this funny, helpful guide with reading lists, recipes, and menu suggestions from 25 of our favorite authors. Authors include: R.O. Kwon, Amy Stewart, Jess Walter, Leni Zumas, Vanessa Hua, Carmen Maria Machado, Christopher Moore, Amy Bloom, Min Jin Lee, Catherine Lacey, Georgia Clark, Joshilyn Jackson, Roxane Gay, Sofija Stefanovic, Lisa Halliday, Meg Mitchell Moore, Robin Sloan, Susan Wiggs, Ottessa Moshfegh, Katherine Quinn, Mary Roach, Jennifer Chiaverini, Christine Baker Kline, Jennifer Egan.
EXCLUSIVE, SIGNED EDITION ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS WITH FREE IRON-ON ADA PATCH ANDREA BEATY
A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty and a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist are the perfect gifts for curious readers everywhere and fans of The Questioneers!
SIGNED PRINT FROM MAGGIE STIEFVATER
About the author: Maggie Stiefvater is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also the author of the bestselling books Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. Her latest book was All the Crooked Saints. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at maggiestiefvater.com.
EXCLUSIVE ON THE COME UP JOURNAL WITH BOUND-IN AUTHOR LETTER ANGIE THOMAS
In this full-color illustrated journal, start getting your OWN ideas down and find inspiration in a letter from Thomas and quotes from On the Come Up! Author Angie Thomas is known for characters who learn the power of their own voices and, in speaking out, change the community and world around them. But whether it’s Starr from The Hate U Give, Bri from On the Come Up, or Angie herself—it all starts with the ideas.
EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON WITH FREE VINYL STICKERS KELLY BARNHILL
We have an exclusive signed edition of the 2017 Newberry Award winning middle grade novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon (a huge indie favorite). The regular paperback releases at the same time. The IBD edition also includes a set of highquality vinyl stickers.
WINGS OF FIRE STORIES TUI T. SUTHERLAND
This exclusive mini-book contains 2 short stories never before in print, and a letter from Tui.
EXCLUSIVE ELMO’S NEW PUPPY LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK
This Bookstore Day exclusive is in partnership with Sesame Street Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Sesame Street will be promoting the book and Bookstore Day through a series of social media posts. Random House Kids will be providing FREE Sesame Street/Little Golden Book event kits to qualifying bookstores.
ATLAS OBSCURA’S LITERARY WONDERS JOSHUA FOER, DYLAN THURAS, ELLA MORTON
A booklover’s mini-guide from the creators of the bestselling Atlas Obscura. Discover secret libraries, esoteric books, and sites famous literary works and happenings. A must-have for all readers who wander.
POEMS TO KEEP IN YOUR POCKET
A hardcover mini-book of classic poems by Kipling, Wordsworth, Pope, Shakespeare, Dickinson and more.
FLORA OF MIDDLE EARTH POSTCARD GRAHAM JUDD
A frame-worthy large postcard from The Flora of Middle Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien’s major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien’s works. Nearly all of the plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles.