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Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) at Hicklebee's will be filled with games, fun, prizes and a celebration of the written word. Check back for the activities, authors and plans for the day.
11:00: Disney animator Benson Shum (he worked on Moana) will present his picture book, Holly's Day at the Pool, about a little hippo who's unsure about swimming.
1:00: Shots with Schatz. Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, will be on hand to help promote A Literary Cocktail Party: Favorite Drinks from Our Favorite Writers. It's not cocktail hour at that time so our tipple won't make anyone tipsy, but Kate's presence is intoxicating in itself. Cocktail Party, at $16.99, is one of the literary items being made available only for bookstore day.
Start making your list of the IBD items that will hit the shelves that morning. We'll have 8 limited edition books and book-inspired art on sale. No reservations on these items - first come, first serve.
The Sandmeyer Reaction by Michael Chabon
A signed, limited, and bound edition of a story cut from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon’s new novel, Moonglow.
A Literary Cocktail Party: Favorite Drinks from Our Favorite Writers. A modern take on a classic cocktail guide, from 30 American writers. Learn to make an Old Fashioned with Daniel Handler; discover Julia Glass’s namesake cocktail, the Julia’s Glass; or just sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure of champagne bubbles with Emma Straub. Other authors sharing their favorite drinks include Viet Thanh Nguyen, Sloane Crosley, Amor Towles, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, and many others.
Child of Books - Limited fine art print by Oliver Jeffers
Behold a piece of picture book magic. From the acclaimed New York Times bestseller and #1 Indie Next title A Child of Books, Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston offer an exclusive signed fine art print for book lovers of all ages. This lyrical picture book showcasing Jeffers’s elegant images combined with Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics inspires readers to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine. All 1000 giclée prints are signed and suitable for framing. $29.99
This soft cotton onesie featuring Mo Willems’ wonderful Elephant and Piggie and an encouragement to READ makes the perfect baby gift for bibliophiles.
Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his “Elephant and Piggie” books.
100% cotton, Size 12 months, $22.00
Literary Tea Towels
This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two food-related literary quotes:
“ONE CANNOT THINK WELL, LOVE WELL, SLEEP WELL, IF ONE HAS NOT DINED WELL.” – VIRGINIA WOOLF, A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN
“I HATE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT MEALS. IT IS SO SHALLOW OF THEM.” – OSCAR WILDE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
$22.00, Trim Size two 100% cotton 18” x 25” flour sack towels are packaged together in a cellophane bag with a hangtag.
Canine Canvas Pouch
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features portraits of real author dogs like Sparky Patchett and Jennie Sendak. All hand drawn especially for IBD. Cute!
$14.00, Illustrator: Caryn Cast, 100% cotton canvas, zipper enclosure, 9” x 6”, Made in the USA
Lost & Found, an original print by Jenny Lawson
This original, black and white drawing by Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, is inspired by her forthcoming activity book You Are Here (Mar. 17). The pro-books, pro-reading design is printed
on archival, gallery quality paper and can be framed and hung as is or used as a large-format coloring poster. It is not included in the book and will become a must-have for her legions of
Lawson's two memoirs, Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, were #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her newest book, You Are Here (March, 2017), is part therapy, part humor, part coloring book.
$17.99, 16" x 20"
These cleverly beautiful literary condoms are perfect counter-top impulse buys. Developed by The Booksmith in San Francisco they feature two designs, “Give Me That Darcy” Jane Austen condoms and “Great Expectations” Charles Dickens condoms. $3.99 each.
(We'll have them discreetly displayed.)