We are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday April 27. Along with the trolley tours, Great Bookseller Bake Off, and other fun activities throughout the day we will be selling (and giving away!) a number of exclusive bookish items. Here are the items that will be available at PSB.
ADICHIE CANVAS POUCH
A handy canvas pouch featuring a quote from Chimamanda Ngozo Adichie’s “We Should All be Feminists”.
About the author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Her 2012 talk "We Should All Be Feminists" started a worldwide conversation about feminism and was published as a book in 2014.
EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION OF WOMEN TALKING 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.
About the author: Miriam Toews is the author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows, Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (Canada Reads Canadian Bestseller of the Decade 2010), The Flying Troutmans, and Irma Voth, and one work of nonfiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of many literary prizes. She lives in Toronto.
EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION OF ADJUSTMENT DAY 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.
About the author: Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of eighteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tel lAll, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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!
EXCLUSIVE, SIGNED EDITION OF WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT? 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.
About the author: Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Rugrats,” and is the author of several books. Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University. She was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.
About the illustrator: Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.
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.
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.
LITERARY LUMINARY PINS
Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft. Available authors are: Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Neil Gaiman, and Toni Morrison.
LITERARY TEA TOWELS, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT & GERTRUDE STEIN
This year’s tea towels feature coffee-centric quotes from Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott.
EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION OF MAN-EATERS VOL. 1 CHELSEA CAIN, LIA MITERNIQUE & KATE NIEMCZYK
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!
About the author: Chelsea Cain is the author of 12 books, including six NYT bestselling Gretchen Lowell thrillers. Cain’s novel, One Kick, was turned into the 12-episode television series, Gone, starring Chris Noth and Leven Rambin, debuting in the US this fall. Chelsea’s first comic book series, Mockingbird, was nominated for an Eisner for Best Writing and Best New Series.
About the illustrators: Kate Niemczyk is a Polish comic book artist and illustrator with experience in the video game and advertisement industries. Her first comic publication was Marvel’s Mockingbird, which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Writing (Chelsea Cain) and Best New Series. Lia Miternique is an illustrator and graphic designer. She has illustrated books and designed book jackets for Chronicle and Bloomsbury. She owns Avive Design in Portland, Oregon and her clients include a wide variety from arts organizations to health care to Nike. This is her first comic series.
EXCLUSIVE, SIGNED EDITION OF ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS WITH FREE IRON-ON ADA PATCH ANDREA BEATY
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!
About the author: Andrea Beaty is the bestselling author of The Questioneers, including picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Iggy Peck, Architect and chapter books Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters and Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (April 2019); as well as the novels Dorko the Magnificent and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies. She writes children’s books in her home outside Chicago.
About the illustrator: David Roberts has illustrated many books including The Questioneers: Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist; Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters and Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants. He lives in London.
EXCLUSIVE ON THE COME UP JOURNAL WITH BOUND-IN AUTHOR LETTER, ANGIE THOMAS
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. “Write for yourself and nobody else.” —ANGIE THOMAS
About the author: Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com
EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION OF THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON WITH FREE VINYL STICKERS KELLY BARNHILL
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 regular paperback releases at the same time. The IBD edition also includes a set of high quality vinyl stickers.
About the author: Kelly Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and the Texas Library Association Bluebonnet Award, and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award, the SFWA Andre Norton Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize. Visit her online at kellybarnhill.wordpress.com or on Twitter: @kellybarnhill.
WINGS OF FIRE: STORIES TUI T. SUTHERLAND
This exclusive mini-book contains 2 short stories never before in print, and a letter from Tui.
About the author: In addition to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wings of Fire series, Tui T. Sutherland is the author of several books for young readers, including Spirit Animals: Against the Tide, the Menagerie trilogy, the Pet Trouble series, and three books in the bestselling Seekers series (as part of the Erin Hunter team). In 2009, she was a two-day champion on JEOPARDY! She lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful husband, two adorable sons, and one very patient dog.
“OVERHEARD ON THE TITANIC” PRINT, AUSTIN KLEON
This clever blackout poem comes from Austin Kleon’s newest book Keep Going.
About the author: Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work! His work has been translated into over twenty languages. The New York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.”
ATLAS OBSCURA’S LITERARY WONDERS
A booklover’s mini-guide from the creators of the bestselling Atlas Obscura. Discover secret libraries, esoteric books, and sites famous literary works and happenings. A must-have for all readers who wander.
About the authors: Joshua Foer is the cofounder and chairman of Atlas Obscura. He is also the author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, a bestseller published in 33 languages, and a forthcoming book about the world’s last hunter gatherers. Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura. Ella Morton is a New Zealand-born, Australian-raised, Brooklyn based writer, focusing on overlooked aspects of history and culture.
POEMS TO KEEP IN YOUR POCKET
A hardcover mini-book of classic poems by Kipling, Wordsworth, Pope, Shakespeare, Dickinson and more.
FLORA OF MIDDLE EARTH POSTCARD, GRAHAM JUDD
A frame-worthy large postcard from The Flora of Middle Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien’s major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien’s works. Nearly all of the plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles.
About the illustrator: Graham Judd holds an MFA in printmaking and received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Printmakers at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. He currently teaches at Augsburg College and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
GRANDPA’S GHOST STORIES STICKER SHEETS
Each package contains two sheets of stickers from James Flora’s beloved children’s classic Grandpa’s Ghost Stories.
About the author: James Flora, best known for his distinctive and idiosyncratic album cover art for RCA Victor and Columbia Records during the 1940s and 1950s, was also a prolific commercial illustrator from the 1940s to the 1970s and the author/ illustrator of 17 popular children’s books.