Independent Bookstore Day 2019!
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:
Charles Bukowski Uncensored exclusive vinyl album
In 1993, the year before he died, Bukowski recorded selections from his classic Run with the Hunted. This exclusive vinyl edition features these selections along with additional material from that recording session including candid conversations between Bukowski, his wife Linda Lee Bukowski, and his producer. This is a true must-have for the Bukowski fan.
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.
The 2019 Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil: COURAGE IS AS CONTAGIOUS AS FEAR
Author: Susan Sontag
Every year we create our signature “Bad Citizen” Graffiti Stencil to highlight the authors and the words that push us to think, read, and be disruptive when necessary.
Man-Eaters Vol. 1 (signed edition with an exclusive IBD-only cover)
Author: Chelsea Cain
Illustrator: Kate Niemczyk
This special edition with an exclusive cover is signed by both women creators! From the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird, this trade paperback collects the first story arc (#s 1-4) of the unconventional coming-of-age tale-including the informative survival handbook, "CAT FIGHT! A BOYS' GUIDE TO DANGEROUS CATS" and all-new never-before-published extras!
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.
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 www.indiebookstoreday.com.
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.