California Bookstore Day

Event date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00am

California Bookstore Day @ Hicklebee’s!

We had a blast last year, so we’re doing it again May 2.

Doors open at 10:00 at which time 13 limited edition books and book-inspired art go on sale.

Ask the Magic 8 Ball, which will answer the question "What surprise does Hicklebee's have for me today?"  You may win a balloon, or a book (an advanced reader's copy) of a new or recently published book, or a chance to enter a drawing for a copy of a much anticipated future publication- the list is here, or a Hicklebee's Game Card with which to save some cash while shopping at Hicklebee's throughout the year.  


Later, 5 authors and illustrators, + 1 amazing dog from Creston Books will be at Hicklebee’s with their newest books in hand.  Swing by and meet:

Noon-1:00: Marcia Goldman & Lola - Lola & Tattletale Zeke
12:30-1:30: Georgia Lyon - How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl
1:00-2:00: Marissa Moss - Amelia's Middle School Graduation Yearbook
2:00-3:00: Muon Van & April Chu - In a Village by the Sea

The purchase our featured Creston Books comes with a pack of trading cards of the authors on hand, perfect for collecting autographs throughout the afternoon.  Some packs contain an extra surprise – a bundle of books from Creston Books, yummy treats from Pizza My Heart, and one lucky winner will win a $50 Hicklebee’s gift certificate. (While supplies last.)

Limited Edition CBD Items

Guess How Much I Love To Read Bunsie

Made of 100% soft European quality cotton. This onesie has snaps at the bottom making it easy to change and dress little ones. Start 'em early!



funny ha ha: jokes & riddles from our best-loved illustrators

A full-color page-turner for the 6-11 crowd. Like last year's Do You Smell Carrots: A Joke Book for Kids, this year's version is made up of original art from some of our best-loved and most recognizable children's illustrators. The jokes are a mix of old groaners, originals and a few shaggy dogs. Designed by Christy Hale.

Authors include: Rosemary Wells, Tom Angelberger, William Joyce, Katherine Tilltoson, Tom Lichtenheld, and many more.



Original Signed Captain Underpants Print

Captain Underdants original print

Author/illustrator Dav Pilkey has created an original image of his world-wide bestselling character, Captain Underpants especially for CBD. Printed on linen stock & signed.

11" x 14" - $10.00



Huckleberry Finn's Mississippi Journey:              A Literary Map from Plotted

A lush, hand-drawn map depicting Huck's river journey. The map will appear in Plotted: A Literary Atlas, has been extended and expanded upon for CBD.

8.5" x 24" (unfolded) 8.5"x 4" (packaged fold) $7.95

Zest/Pulp Publishing: Author, Andrew DeGraff

 A Literary Map of the Seas

Following on the heels of the successful Literary Map of California created by 3Fish Studios in San Francisco for CBD 2014, comes the Literary Map of the Seas, a hand drawn fine art print of 24 great books set in the ocean. Includes classics from The Odyssey and Moby Dick to modern favorites like The Life of Pi, Plover, Pippi in the South Seas, and Swamplandia. A full-color, gallery quality giclee print suitable for framing.

14" x 18" -  $40.00

Roxane Gay Chapbook

An exclusive essay on the books that have mattered most to Roxane Gay available as a limited edition, signed chapbook.

4" x 6" - $10.00


Bad Citizen Stencil

We're starting a tradition. Last Year's Bad Citizen stencil quoted Don DeLillo and garnered lots of media attention and collector enthusiasm. Suitable for use as a stencil or as a stand-alone art piece, this year's stencil quotes Margaret Atwood's poem "Spelling".

12" x 16" - $35.00

Finders Keepers Broadside

This color broadside from Stephen King's forthcoming novel, Finders Keepers, is a love letter to passionate readers, written in King's own hand. Suitable for framing. Limited print run of 1500.

9" x 12" - $12.00

Simon & Schuster

"Sweet" Literary Tea Towel Set

These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art piece, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno, the "Sweet" towels read: Reading is escape and the opposite of escape. - Nora Ephron and What kind of life can you have in a house without books? - Sherman Alexie. Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.

Towels 18" x 24" - $20.00

"Salty" Literary Tea Towel Set

These "Salty" towels read: It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. - Lemony Snicket and People that like to read are always a little fucked up. - Pat Conroy.

Specs & price same as "sweet".

Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals and Other Torments

A collection of personal essays by many of our favorite writers who were given the prompt, " My _______ From Hell" and set loose. The results--which cover everything from online dating to death of a childhood friend--are often laugh-out-loud, and frequently heart-rending and sometimes downright jaw-dropping. Cover art by Rich Black.

Authors: Anne Lamott, James Patterson, Yiyun Li, Willy Vlautin, Mary Roach, Chris Collins, Brian Doyle, Novella Carpenter, Bonnie Tsui, Caroline Paul, Kathryn Ma, Chloe Caldwell, Katie Crouch, Lavina Spalding, and many more!

5" x 7" paperback - $16.00


Hyperbole & a Half Broadside

Bring a little Allie Brosh home with this signed four-color print from her remarkable debut, Hyperbole and a Half. A perfect collectible for Allie Brosh's legions of fans, this high quality print is suitable for framing. Limited print run of 1500.

14" x 9" - $15.00

Simon & Schuster


Building: Stories Signed & Numbered Print


Created by Chris Ware especially for CBD: a wordless print about reading, parenting, and education consisting of images from his award-winning Building: Stories. A limited edition of 500 signed, numbered giclee prints on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gsm 100% acid-free fine art paper, shrink wrapped on acid-free foam core.

12" x 18" - $75.00





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