Independent Bookstore Day 2019


Independent Bookstore Day was Saturday, April 27th. We still have limited quantities of the following items, available in-store only. Once they're gone, they're gone forever!

Charles Bukowski on Vinyl

This is real Bukowski in his real voice, sandpaper and all. In 1993, the year before he died, Bukowski recorded and published 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. 


Print run: 3,000

We Should All Be Feminists Canvas Pouch

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


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




Exclusive Signed Edition of Women Talking by 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.


Hardcover, 8.3 x 5.5 inches

Print run: 1,000

Literary Tea Towels (set of 2)

This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two coffee-centric quotes:

"I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now." — Louisa May Alcott 

"Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it's something happening." — Gertrude Stein


Two 100% cotton 18” x 24” flour sack towels



Exclusive Signed Edition of Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

This IBD-only special edition will pub 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.


Trade paperback

Print run: 3,000






Fight Evil, Read Books Enamel Pin

The message for our era, brought to you by a special partnership between Pantheon and Out of Print. Show your reader pride and fight evil with this IBD-exclusive!


3" x 3.5" 

2019 Bad Citizen Stencil

This year’s stencil features a quote from Susan Sontag: "Courage is as contagious as fear.

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

Exclusive Signed Edition of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? by Patricia Marx & Roz Chast

This hilarious collaboration between Roz Chast and Patricia Marx is a collection of witty (and real!) pieces of advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx got from her mother. Our exclusive edition is signed with a special IBD-only jacket.


Hardcover, 5 x 7 1/8



What to Eat with What You Read
A Guide for Bookclubs and Other Literary Gatherings

This funny, helpful guide offers reading lists, recipes, and menu suggestions from 25 of our favorite authors. Authors include: R.O. Kwon, Amy Stewart, Jess Walter, Leni Zumas, Vanessa Hua, Carmen Maria Machado, Christopher Moore, Amy Bloom, Min Jin Lee, Catherine Lacey, Georgia Clark, Joshilyn Jackson, Roxane Gay, Sofija Stefanovic, Lisa Halliday, Meg Mitchell Moore, Robin Sloan, Susan Wiggs, Ottessa Moshfegh, Katherine Quinn, Mary Roach, Jennifer Chiaverini, Christine Baker Kline, Jennifer Egan.


Perfect-bound paperback, full color interior, 5.8” x 8.7”






Literary Luminary Pins 

Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft. Authors available: Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, James Baldwin, and Margaret Atwood.

$5 each

¾” x 1”, Baltic birch plywood, silver pin back with butterfly clasp




Exclusive Signed Edition of Man-Eaters Vol. 1 

A groundbreaking feminist graphic novel from Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique & Kate Niemczyk.

From the creative team that brought you the 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!


Print run: 1,500

Exclusive Signed Edition of Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants + Free Iron-on Patch

A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty and a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist are the perfect gifts for curious readers everywhere and fans of The Questioneers!


Print run: 3,000

Signed Print from Maggie Stiefvater

(Shown with watermark for copyright purposes. Print will not include watermark.) 


11 x 17 inches

Limited Printing: 1,000

Exclusive On the Come Up Journal with Bound-in Author Letter

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.


Paperback, perfect bound, 5.1875 x 8.375, 160 pages

Exclusive Signed Edition of Girl Who Drank the Moon + 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 IBD edition also includes a set of high quality vinyl stickers.


Paperback, 8.3 in H x 5.5 in W

Print run: 1,000

Exclusive Wings of Fire Short Stories

This exclusive mini-book contains 2 short stories never before in print, and a letter from the author, Tui T. Sutherland.


Paperback, 5.5 x 8.3 inches

Print run: 1,500

Exclusive Elmo's New Puppy Little Golden Book

This Bookstore Day exclusive is in partnership with Sesame Street Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. 


6-5/8 x 8 paper over board hardcover, 24 pages