Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day 2017
Saturday April 29 Beginning at 9:00 am
All Tattered Cover Locations (excluding the airport stores)
Bookstores across the nation will be participating in Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on April 29th.
Bookstore Day is proud to announce the 2017 Author Ambassador: bestselling author, former bookseller, and soon-to-be new bookstore owner, Emma Straub.
“Independent bookstores are my first stops in any new city, a quick check of the pulse in any literary community. They are ports in the storm, passageways to magical lands, escape hatches out of bad moods. Even when I don't think I need a book, because the stack beside my bed is teetering toward the ceiling, I always need a bookstore. And then I usually need a book, too.” -Emma Straub
The exclusive, limited edition products celebrating indie bookstores will be available beginning at 9:00 am on April 29, while supplies last (see below for the list of extraordinary offerings).
The Sandmeyer Reaction: Exclusive signed story from Michael Chabon
The second edition in the on-going $6 Stories series, The Sandmeyer Reaction 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. ($6.00)
A Literary Cocktail Party: Favorite Drinks from Our Favorite Writers
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. ($16.99)
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. ($24.95)
“Lost & Found” An 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. 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. ($17.99)
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, creators of Bookstore Day’s A Literary Map of California and A Literary Map of the Seas. ($42.00)
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! ($14.00)
Literary Condoms (pack of 12)
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! Each pack of 12 contains six “Give Me That Darcy” Jane Austen condoms and six “Great Expectations” condoms. ($3.99)
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. ($35.00)
Literary Tea Towels
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. ($22.00)
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. ($14.00)
Child of Books: Limited Fine Art Print 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. ($29.99)
CREATE YOUR OWN LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS – a brand that has revolutionized children’s book publishing by making high-quality illustrated books at affordable prices, and therefore available to millions of families across the globe. We'll celebrate this milestone on Indie Bookstore Day!