Once again, we’ll be offering a bunch of bookish exclusive items on Independent Bookstore Day. Here’s what you’ll be able to get at PSB only on Saturday, April 29th. There will be limited supplies of all of these items and once they’re gone, they’re gone, so get here early.
The Sandmeyer Reaction by Michael Chabon
The second edition in the on-going $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.
A Literary Cocktail Party
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.
Welcome to Night Vale Vinyl Record
A vinyl edition of the bestselling Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. 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.
“Lost & Found” Original Print by Jenny Lawson
This original, black and white drawing by Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, is inspired by her forthcoming activity book You Are Here (Mar. 17). The pro-books, pro-reading design is printed on archival, gallery quality paper and can be framed and hung as is or used as a large-format coloring poster. It is not included in the book and will become a must-have for her legions of fans.
Lawson’s two memoirs, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, were #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her newest book, You Are Here (March, 2017), is part therapy, part humor, part coloring book.
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. Cute!
These cleverly beautiful literary condoms are perfect counter-top impulse buys. Booksmith in San Francisco developed them for Bookstore Day 2016 and they were so popular we’ve decided to make them available nationwide!
Bad Citizen Stencil
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. This year’s stencil features a quote from professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.: CENSORSHIP IS TO ART AS LYNCHING IS TO JUSTICE.
Elephant & Piggie “Read” Onesie
This soft cotton onesie featuring Mo Willems’ wonderful Elephant and Piggie and an encouragement to READ makes the perfect baby gift for bibliophiles.
Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his “Elephant and Piggie” books.
Got Character (Free Card Game)
The Got Character? card game uses classic and contemporary characters from Macmillan’s bestselling and award-winning titles like Bad Kitty and Tikki Tikki Tembo to update Go Fish. Large cards are made for little hands.
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (Free)
A short story about a girl camping out to see the new Star Wars movie who unexpectedly meets an unlikely someone who might truly understand the way she feels. Charming and romantic. Rainbow Rowell is the award-winning author of the adult novels Attachments and Landline and the YA novels Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Carry On.
And don’t forget to get your IBD passport stamped! Readers who visit us, Harvard Book Store, Brookline Booksmith, Trident, and Papercuts on Independent Bookstore day will earn a coupon worth $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at each store.