Independent Bookstore Day 2016

3Independent Bookstore Day April 30, 2016

Independent Bookstore Day returns with its second annual celebration! Bookstores are unique places in the chaos and hubub of our modern times. They are places where you can come to disconnect, relax, and enjoy a moment of silence, yet simultaneously they are also places you can come to feel more engaged with and informed about the world around you. Bookstores embody dichotomy: antiquated yet ever-more relevant, sanctuaries of knowledge but also purveyors of distraction, nerdy yet sophisticated, esoteric and yet ultimately, welcoming. Cities across the nation have seen the resurgence of these oh-so-vital centers of conscience and community, and we want to celebrate with you! So come out and enjoy a day of browsing, reading, and reveling in all things book-related. 

When is it? Saturday, April 30th, 2016

What's happening? One-of-a-kind, limited-edition items will be available for one day at independent bookstores; stuff like unique books and art, signed prints and lithographs, bags and tea towels! Take a look below at what we'll have available. You'll have to come by in-person to get your mitts on these great items.

Please note: Only 2 of any item per customer. We can't hold anything or sell over the phone. But there are lots of reasons to come down to the store anyway.

While all of our stores will have sales, specials, miscellaneous activities and games, food, and drink, here's some extra incentive to drop by:

Oakland

10am: Big Kid / Little Kid Juice Stand (read: Mimosas!)

11am: Storytime with Kati Hites, author of Winnie & Waldorf + Crafts!

2pm: C.D. Wright Appreciation & Release Party

8:30pm Free screening of John Huston's 1979 film adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's novel, Wise Blood


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Larkspur

2pm: Different Worlds Science Fiction discussion with Charlie Jane Anders and Parker Peevyhouse

 

LIMITED EDITION ITEMS

 

The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book (Harper Collins) 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.” 
 
Price: $14.99

The third edition of our collectable Bad Citizen stencil series reads: THINK BE- FORE 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.

Price: $35.00

The first in what is sure to become a favorite Bookstore Day 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 book list titled, “52 All-Time Favorite Books from the Year I Turned 52.” Each beautifully designed, saddle stitched booklet is SIGNED by Ann Patchett. 

Price: $6.00       Limited Printing: 1,200

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.

Price: $10.99       Limited Printing: 1,000

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 Boosktore Day.

Price: $14.00

 

This wonderful pro-reading, pro-friendship print was drawn especially for Bookstore Day by Tad Hills, the bestselling creator of the Duck & Goose books. All giclée prints are signed, numbered, and suitable for framing. 

Price: $12.99

Aimed at kids ages 6-12, this book 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

Price: $16.99

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. Cover sticker will indicate the book as a special IBD edition. 

Price: $16.99       Limited Printing: 2,500

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 Bookstore Day logo. A true collectible. 
 
Price: $15.00       Limited Printing: 1,500

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 CONTENT IF MY CHILDREN GREW UP TO BE THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO THINK DECORATING CONSISTS MOSTLY OF BUILDING ENOUGH BOOKSHELVES.—ANNA QUINDLEN.” Packaged in a crystal cellophane bag with a hang tag.
 
Price: $20.00       Limited Printing: 1,500 sets

A beautifully illustrated guide to making the perfect burger. Each gallery quality print is SIGNED by Anthony Bourdain. For foodies and Bourdain fans alike. 
 
Price: $20.00       Limited Printing: 750