Independent Bookstore Day

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00am

Join the party!

The doors open at 10:00 at which time 12 limited edition books and book-inspired art go on sale. No reservations on these items - first come, first served.

Chocolate kiss (sur)prizes!

Help TAB (Teen Advisory Board) complete an Alice in Wonderland tattoo chain. Free temporary tattoos provided!

1:00 pm: Author/illustrators Mike Wu and Dave Keane will compete in a epic draw-off. You'll pick the challenges for these awesome artists. Come and see them at work!

We'll be giving away prizes and offering fun mini-events throughout the day, so make sure you stop by.

The Goods:

Raymie Nightingale signed limited editionRaymie Nightingale - Exclusive numbered signed IBD Edition - A special edition of the new novel by two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo. In addition to being SIGNED and numbered, each special edition includes a bound-in personal letter from Kate about the joys of books and bookstores. - $16.99

Draw Me! How to draw your favorite characters, Plus treasure maps, flip books, and other cool stuff!
We feel so lucky to have the illustrators we have for this wonderful book. Aimed at kids ages 6-12, it includes step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, Raina from Smile and Sisters, Curious George, Fly Guy, and many more.  Also includes instructions for creating a flipbook and a multi-panel comic book. Practice sketch pages included after each instruction.

Illustrators include:
Tedd Arnold, Bob Barner, Jim Benton, Jaeme Bereal, Lisa Brown, Randy Cecil, Troy Cummings, Ashley Despain, Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm, Molly Idle, Kazu Kibuishi , David LaRochelle, Brian Lies, Constance Lombardo, Mike Maihack, Stephan Pastis, Hans Augusto Rey, Dan Santat , Jon Scieszka, Mary Sullivan, Raina Telgemeier, Raul the Third, Craig Thompson, Chris Tougas, Frans Vischer, Jill Weber and Mo Willems. - $16.99

X is forX is For....vinyl record
This companion record to the NYT bestselling Rad American Women A-Z (City Lights Publishing) was created just for IBD. Side A features “X is For...”, an original alphabet song by Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs of Bouquet. Side B is a lively, inspiring and poetic reading of the X chapter from the book featuring the voices of ANGELA DAVIS, REBECCA SOLNIT, CHARLENE YI, ALICE BAG and many more rad women. Includes a poster with lyrics and chords, and free digital download instructions.  - $10.99
Duck and Goose printDuck & Goose - Signed, Limited Edition print
This wonderful pro-reading, pro-friendship print was drawn especially for IBD by
Tad Hills, the bestselling creator of the Duck & Goose books. All 400 giclée prints
are signed and numbered and suitable for framing. - $12.99
The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book includes 20 pieces of black-and-white art by Chris Riddell and quotes from Neil Gaiman—taken from the pages of Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk—all ready to be colored in by YOU! This limited edition coloring book features perforated pages of single-sided illustrations and colorable quotes, perfect for tearing out and framing or sticking on the fridge. You won’t want to miss out on the chance to own this coloring book and, as Neil Gaiman says, “make good art.” - $14.99
Curious George shirtRead with me Curious George® plush toy
This is only the second time in George’s 75 years that he has worn a branded t-shirt (the other one was for Harvard, his hometown school).  And what better message could there be? The front reads: READ WITH ME. The back features the IBD logo. A true collectible. - $15.00
Care & Feeding of an Independent BookstoreA $6 Story:The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett
The first in what is sure to become a favorite IBD series, A $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent BookStore by Ann Patchett includes 3 instructive essays: “The Bookstore Strikes Back” (originally published in The Atlantic); an original piece titled, “Things No One Told Me About Owning a Bookstore,” and a booklist titled, “52 All-Time Favorite Books from the Year I Turned 52.” Each beautifully designed, saddle stitched booklet is SIGNED by Ann Patchett. - $6.00
David Mitchell tea towelAnna Quindlen tea towel

Literary tea towels - This set of 100% cotton flour sack tea towels read, “A HALF-READ BOOK IS A HALF-FINISHED LOVE AFFAIR.—DAVID MITCHELL” and, “I WOULD BE MOST

set of 2 - $20.00


Bourdain’s Perfect Burger print.
A beautifully illustrated guide to making the perfect burger. Each gallery quality print is SIGNED by Anthony Bourdain.  For foodies and Bourdain fans alike. -$20.00
Bad Citizen stencilBad Citizen Stencil
The third edition of our collectable Bad Citizen stencil series reads: THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. READ BEFORE YOU THINK.—FRAN LEBOWITZ. Laser cut on 1/8” thick red oak board, the stencil is suitable for hanging as an art piece or using as a graffiti stencil. - $35.00
Bookstore Cats pouchBookstore Cats Zippered canvas pouch
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features portraits of real bookstore cats hand drawn
especially for IBD. Cute! Made in the U.S.A. - $14.00