Independent Bookstore Day 2017


We still have a limited amount of stock left over from Independent Bookstore Day! Come and get it before it's gone!

Elephant & Piggie "READ" Onesie

This soft cotton onesie featuring three-time Caldecott Honor winner Mo Willems’ wonderful Elephant and Piggie and an encouragement to READ makes the perfect baby gift for bibliophiles.


100% cotton, size 12 months

An Author's Best Friend
Canine Canvas Pouch

This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features portraits of real author dogs like Sparky Patchett and Jennie Sendak. All hand drawn especially for IBD.


100% cotton canvas, zipper enclosure, 9” x 6”, Made in the USA




The Sandmeyer Reaction
by Michael Chabon

Autographed Limited Edition

The second edition in the annual $6 Stories series is a short story that was cut from Michael Chabon’s newest novel, Moonglow. It’s a hilarious side-story of the half-baked plan to catch a German spy via the well-connected Jews of Philadelphia’s underbelly in the 1940s. In typical Chabon style, it’s fast and funny, and bursting with a cast of perfectly rendered outcasts and oddballs.


5” x 7”, Paperback, Saddle-stitched

Literary Tea Towels (set of 2)

This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two food-related literary quotes:
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
“I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
The bold, graphic design is by Evan Robertson of Obvious State.


Two 100% cotton 18” x 25” flour sack towels



Read With Me
A Literary Cocktail Party

Favorite Drinks from our Favorite Writers
Illustrations by Ashley Despain

Welcome to the country’s best literary cocktail party. This fun and useful book contains funny anecdotes and witty stories along with cocktail recipes from some of our favorite writers. Learn to make an Old Fashioned with Daniel Handler; discover Julia Glass’s namesake cocktail, the Julia’s
Glass; or just sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure of champagne bubbles with Emma Straub. Contributors include: Amy Stewart, J. Ryan Stradal, Joshilyn Jackson, Novella Carpenter, Julia Glass, Beth Lisick, Daniel Handler, Homer Hickam, Lauren Groff, Edan Lepucki, Amor Towles, James Patterson, Meghan Daum, Molly Prentiss, Sloane Crosley, Emma Straub, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Anthony Marra, Willy Vlautin, Louis Bayard, Min Jin Lee, Samuel Ligon, Wendy Mass, A.S. King, Karen Abbott, Kate Schatz, David Swinson, Jacqueline Luckett.


5.5" X 8.5" Hardcover






Welcome to Night Vale
Vinyl Record

Based on the tremendously popular podcast of the same name, Night Vale has a huge and ardent fan base. This edition features highlights from the audiobook and exclusive commentary from Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, and Cecil Baldwin. Beautifully packaged with “flypaper” sleeve, the purple vinyl also includes a full-length digital download of the Welcome to Night Vale audiobook performed by Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, Thérèse Plummer, and Dan Bittner.

$24.95 SOLD OUT!

12” x 12” purple vinyl record in sleeve, with free MP3 download

Bad Citizen Stencil

This year's signature Independent Bookstore Day “Bad Citizen” Graffiti Stencil features a quote from professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: "Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice."

12” x 16” on 1⁄8” red oak board with detailed laser cutting

A Literary Map of the U.S.

The 52 titles featured on this beautiful literary map of the US are an unpredictable mix of modern classics and more obscure novels that create a reading list for America. Each state is represented by a single novel that captures some important essence of its setting. Created by 3Fish Studios.

16” x 20”, full-color, gallery quality giclee print suitable for framing.



Lost & Found
"I have lost myself and found myself in books."

This original, black and white drawing by Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, is inspired by her activity book You Are Here. The design is printed on archival, gallery quality paper and can be framed and hung as is or used as a large-format coloring poster. Lawson’s two memoirs, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, were #1 New York Times bestsellers.


16” x 20”






Child of Books
Limited Fine Art Print Signed by Oliver Jeffers

Behold a piece of picture book magic. From the acclaimed New York Times bestseller and #1 Indie Next title A Child of Books, Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston offer an exclusive signed fine art print for book lovers of all ages. This lyrical picture book showcasing Jeffers’s elegant images combined with Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics inspires readers to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine. All 1000 giclée prints are signed and suitable for framing.


15.5” x 8.5”, full color fine art print suitable for framing.

Limited Printing: 1000




Literary Condoms

These cleverly beautiful literary condoms are perfect to share with your literary lover. Two styles available: “Give Me That Darcy” Jane Austen condoms and “Great Expectations.”

$3.99 each

Lubricated, FDA-certified latex condoms