Independent Bookstore Day 2019!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Celebrate the Fifth Anual Independent Bookstore Day at Hicklebee's!

Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.

What's in store for you?

Independent Bookstore Day is proud to announce a selection of exclusive books and art pieces for Bookstore Day 2019. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, on April 27. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores. Hicklebee's will also be hosting author Eve Bunting, who's written over 100 books! WHOA!

The 2019 IBD author ambassador Tayari Jones says, “Indie stores stock books by hand and sell them the same way. They know what we want and need to read because they know us, as people. A writer is not a machine. A reader is not an app. We are human beings and so are the independent bookstore workers who show up each day and place books in our hands.”

The 2019 Bookstore Day Exclusives:

Some of 2019’s 20+ exclusive Bookstore Day books and items available only at participating IBD stores on Saturday, April 27th include:

Women Talking (signed edition with an exclusive IBD-only cover)

Author: Miriam Toews

Fans of Toews’ darkly funny fiction have been waiting for this one. And we have an exclusive signed edition with a redesigned, IBD-only cover. Women Talking is a transformative novel — as completely unexpected as it is inspired—based on actual events that happened between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite community.


Adjustment Day (signed edition with an exclusive IBD-only cover)

Author:  Chuck Palahniuk

SIGNED with an EXCLUSIVE cover, this edition will publish on Bookstore Day, 3 days before the official paperback release. Adjustment Day, the author's first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society.

Adichie Canvas Pouch, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A handy canvas pouch featuring a quote from Chimamanda Ngozo Adichie’s “We Should All be Feminists”.

About the author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Her 2012 talk "We Should All Be Feminists" started a worldwide conversation about feminism and was published as a book in 2014.



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, including Min Jin Lee, Mary Roach, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Egan, and Robin Sloan.





Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (Exclusive, signed edition with FREE iron-on Ada patch)

Author: Andrea Beaty

A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty. Includes a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist.


Literary Tea Towls : Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott

Exclusive Signed Edition The Girl Who Drank the Moon with Free Vinyl Stickers

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 high-quality vinyl stickers.



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.




Literary Luminary Pins: James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood.

About Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day began in California in 2014 and became a national event the next year. A host of publishers and authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, Stephen King and many others have donated work in support of the event. Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Its sponsors include Penguin Random House, Ingram, and the American Bookseller’s Association. For more information, please visit

Please note: this is a non-ticketed event, all exclusive items are on a first come, first serve basis and are available while supplies last. No pre-event holds or orders are available.

(Exclsuive! Fight Evil, Read Books enamel pin!)