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Independent Bookstore Day 2019 - Exclusive Items!

This items are available ONLY at participating bookstores, ONLY in store, and ONLY on Independent Bookstore Day!

The 2019 Bad Citizen Graffiti 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 timely quote from Susan Sontag: Courage is as contagious as fear. We certainly hope so.

Retail Price: $35


2019 Independent Bookstore Day Tote

2019 Independent Bookstore Day tote bags designed by Jane Mount, author of Bibliophile, feature a selection of Bookstore Day titles from the past five years.

Retail Price: $15


2019 Literary Tea Towels


Retail Price: $22


2019 Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap

Back for another year! The 2019 Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap will feature 30 new stores, updated illustrations, and a fresh new look. Once again, the roadmap will be released to the public for free in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day.

Retail Price: FREE!


 Ada Twist and Perilous Pants (signed Bookstore Day edition with 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!

Retail Price: $12.99


Adjustment Day (signed with an exclusive Bookstore Day cover)

SIGNED with an EXCLUSIVE cover, this edition of Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk will pub on Bookstore Day, 3 days before the official paperback release. In Adjustment Day, the author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.

Retail Price: $15.95


Atlas Obscura Literary Locations

A book lover'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.

Retail Price: FREE!


"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.

Retail Price: $12


Flora of Middle Earth Postcard

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.

Retail Price: FREE!


The Girl Who Drank the Moon (signed with exclusive sticker pack)

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.

Retail Price: $9.95


James Flora Character Stickers

Each package contains two sheets of stickers from James Flora's beloved children's classic Grandpa's Ghost Stories.

Retail Price: FREE!


James Baldwin Pin

Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft.

Retail Price: $5


Maggie Stiefvater Signed Original Print

This signed print of original art by Maggie Stiefvater is based on the bestselling series THE RAVEN CYCLE.

Retail Price: $5.99


Man-Eaters Volume 1 (signed by all three creators)

A special edition signed by all three women creators! 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!

Retail Price: $12.99


Margaret Atwood Pin

Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft.

Retail Price: $5


Neil Gaiman Pin

Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft.

Retail Price: $5


On the Come Up Journal

In this full-color illustrated journal, get inspired by On the Come Up quotes and start getting your OWN ideas down! 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.

Retail Price: $9.95


Poems to Keep in Your Pocket

A hardcover mini-book of classic poems by Kipling, Wordsworth, Pope, Shakespeare, Dickinson and more.

Retail Price: FREE!


Toni Morrison Pin

Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft that will never be available again.

Retail Price: $5


We Should All Be Feminists Pouch

This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, makeup, cash, and other sundries) features a quote from Adichie's feminist manifesto We Should All Be Feminists.

Retail Price: $14


What to Eat with What You Read

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 including Mary Roach, Min Jin Lee, Roxane Gay, Amy Stewart, Robin Sloane, and others.

Retail Price: $16.99


Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? (signed with an exclusive Bookstore Day cover)

Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast.

Retail Price: $20


Wings of Fire Mini-Book

This flip book contains 2 short stories (never before in print) and a letter from author Tui T. Sutherland.

Retail Price: $7.99


Women Talking (signed with exclusive Bookstore Day cover)

Acerbic, funny, tender, sorrowful and wise, Women Talking is composed of equal parts humane love and deep anger. It is award-winning writer Miriam Toews' most astonishing novel to date, containing within its two short days and hayloft setting an expansive, timeless universe of thinking and feeling about women--and men--in our contemporary world.

Retail Price: $24