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.
Start making your list of the IBD items that will hit the shelves that morning. We'll have 12 limited edition books and book-inspired art on sale. No reservations on these items - first come, first serve.
The 2018 Stonewall YA Literature Award winning book follows the events of an eight minute encounter between two teens on a bus in Oakland, California. One reckless act resulted in one teen being severely burned and the other facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.
READ WITH ME HORTON PLUSH
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent!”
A 1940 Dr. Seuss classic is now an IBD exclusive with a pro-reading, indie message on his t-shirt. Faithful Horton, of Horton Hatches the Egg and Horton Hears a Who fame, is a true collectible and very cuddly. Back of t-shirt reads: READ WITH ME. Front of t-shirt sports the IBD logo.
Author: Dr. Seuss; Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Retail Price: $15; Specs: 6” tall x 7"long x 3.5” wide
READ WITH ME MAISY PLUSH Everybody’s favorite preschool mouse Maisy, star of dozens of beloved books, wears her exclusive READ WITH ME t-shirt with pride! Back of t-shirt sports the IBD logo. Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, as well as I’m the Best and Hooray for Fish! She lives in Hampshire, England.
Publisher: Candlewick; Retail Price: $15; Specs: 10” tall
DRAGONS LOVE BOOKS! ONESIE
A super-soft onesie for bookish babies based on Adam Rubin’s bestselling Dragons Love Tacos books illustrated by the wonderful Daniel Salmieri.
Daniel Salmieri has illustrated many fantastic picture books, including Secret Pizza Party and the New York Times bestseller Dragons Love Tacos. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Publisher: Out of Print/Penguin Random House
Retail Price: $22; Specs: 100% cotton bodysuit, size 12 month
BE PREPARED SIGNED READING SURVIVAL PRINT
In her forthcoming graphic novel Be Prepared, Brosgol tells a witty, heartfelt story of (barely) surviving Russian summer camp. In her exclusive, original print, she illustrates how reading and books can get you through a long, hot summer full of threats and turmoil (watch out for those paper cuts).
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel Anya’s Ghost was published in 2011 by First Second and won Eisner, Cybils, and Harvey awards. Her picture book Leave Me Alone! was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book. She was a storyboard artist at Laika for ten years, working on animated films including Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Publisher: First Second Books/Macmillan; Retail Price: $10
Specs: 11” x 17”, full-color on excellent paper, suitable for framing
REDLANDS, VOL. I
SIGNED, special edition with exclusive cover
A feminist comic by female creators! A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. Inspired by the strange complexities of real-world politics and crime, the characters of Redlands play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem.
This special edition will have an exclusive cover and be signed by BOTH creators!
Jordie Bellaire is a two-time Eisner winning colorist for acclaimed projects such as Vision, They’re Not Like Us, Pretty Deadly, Injection, Autumnlands, as well as mainstream hits like Batman, Deadpool, Moon Knight, and Hawkeye. She is writer and co-creator with artist Vanesa R. Del Rey on the ongoing Image Comics series Redlands. She lives in Ireland with her famous cat, Buffy.
Cuban artist Vanesa R. Del Rey began her career doing concept art for animation. Her work in comics has been described as dark, gritty and mysterious with great dominance of figurative work. She has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016) for Marvel Comics. Redlands, co-created with Jordie Bellaire is her first creator-owned series with Image Comics. She currently lives and works by the beach in Miami, FL.
Publisher: Image Comics; Retail Price: $9.99
Specs: 6.625 x 10.8 full-color comic book with an exclusive cover
GOLDEN THREAD PRINT
SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. Pete Seeger’s messages of universal understanding and social
and environmental justice inspired generations—and have left a lasting legacy. With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style, and cut-paper illustrations in black and ochre that capture the spirit of the man and his times, Colin Meloy and Nikki McClure pay tribute to a visionary who changed the world with song.
Colin Meloy is a musician, singer-songwriter and author best known as the
front man of the indie folk rock band The Decemberists. Meloy made his debut as a children’s writer with Wildwood series, illustrated by his wife, Carson Ellis.
Nikki McClure is a papercut artist based in Olympia, Washington. She is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and produces an annual calendar.
Publisher: Harper Collins Kids; Retail Price: $35
Print Run Limit: 750; Specs: 20” x 10” silkscreen print on 100% post-consumer recycled paper & suitable for framing
THE BOOK CLUB JOURNAL
Finally, a way for book clubs (or solo readers) to keep track of their reading lives! This beautifully designed journal has pages and prompts for writing your thoughts and opinions about the books you’ve read, keeping track of book club meetings, and more than 45 original, themed recommended reading lists from authors and booksellers around the country. Martin Cruz Smith gives us the “Real Russia” reading list. The booksellers at Parnassus in Nashville give us "Books narrated by non-humans.”
Authors: Various. Includes reading lists from David Sedaris, John Waters, Lauren Groff, Stephen King, Martin Cruz Smith and more!
Publisher: CBD Publishing; Retail Price: $16.99
Specs: Perfect-bound paperback, full color interior, 5.8” x 8.7”
SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT PRINT SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
A gorgeous, frame-worthy print from the bestselling cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. “How to Make a Mayonnaise” is the clever and useful illustration from Wendy MacNaughton. Signed by BOTH the illustrator and the author.
Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called “a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by The New York Times, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. She lives, cooks, surfs, and gardens in Berkeley, California.
Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist based in San Francisco. Her books include Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology; Pen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them; Knives & Ink: Chefs and The Stories Behind Their Tattoos; Leave Me Alone with the Recipes, and others. Wendy is the back-page columnist for California Sunday Magazine, and co-founder of Women Who Draw. She lives in San Francisco.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Retail Price: $15
Specs: 11” x 17”; Print Run: Limited to 500
LITERARY TEA TOWELS
JULIA CHILD & ANTHONY BOURDAIN
This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two food-related literary quotes:
PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO EAT ARE ALWAYS THE BEST PEOPLE. — JULIA CHILD
YOUR BODY IS NOT A TEMPLE, IT’S AN AMUSEMENT PARK. ENJOY THE RIDE. — ANTHONY BOURDAIN
Designer: George McCalman; Publisher: CBD Publishing
Retail Price: $22; Specs: These two 100% cotton 18” x 25” flour sack towels are packaged together in a cellophane bag with a hangtag
A BOOK ON THE TABLE
FLASH FICTION FROM GREAT SHORT STORY WRITERS
This year’s $6 Story is a collection of flash fiction from great short story writers including A.M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Celeste Ng, Amy Bloom, and many others. Each story is only 200-1,000 words and must contain some mention of a book, bookstore, or library. The results range from hilarious to poignant to downright strange. It’s a wonderful mini anthology of the form.
Publisher: CBD Publishing; Retail Price: $6; Specs: PB, 5” x 7”
FIGHT THE POWER UTILITY POUCH
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features a quote from Colson Whitehead’s inspirational National Book Award speech and design elements from the cover of Underground Railroad. “BE KIND TO EVERYBODY. MAKE ART. FIGHT THE POWER.”
Colson Whitehead is the author of six novels, including his debut work, the 1999 novel The Intuitionist, and The Underground Railroad, for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in New York City.
Publisher: Out of Print/Penguin Random House; Retail Price: $14.00; Specs: 100% cotton canvas, zipper enclosure, 9” x 6”, Made in the USA