Independent Bookstore Day


Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bookstores across the nation will be participating in Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on April 28. Visit any metro-Denver Tattered Cover Book Store for exclusive, limited edition products, events, activities, giveaways and more!





Exclusive, limited edition products (quantities are limited):

Fight the Power Utility Pouch

Colson Whitehead

This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features a quote from Colson Whitehead’s inspirational National Book Award speech and design elements from the cover of Underground Railroad. “BE KIND TO EVERYBODY. MAKE ART. FIGHT THE POWER.” About the author: Colson Whitehead is the author of six novels, including his debut work, the 1999 novel The Intuitionist, and The Underground Railroad, for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

print Signed by author & illustrator

A gorgeous, frame-worthy print from the bestselling cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid Heat. “How to Make a Mayonnaise” is the clever and useful illustration from Wendy MacNaughton. Signed by BOTH the illustrator and the author. About the author: Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called “a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by the New York Times, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. About the illustrator: Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist based in San Francisco. Her books include Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Despera- tion, and GPS Technology; Pen and Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them; Knives & Ink: Chefs and The Stories Behind Their Tattoos; Leave Me Alone with the Recipes, and others.


Redlands, Vol. I

SIGNED special edition with exclusive cover

A feminist comic by female creators! A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. Inspired by the strange complexities of real-world politics and crime, the characters of Redlands play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem. This special edition will have an exclusive cover and be signed by BOTH creators! About the creator: Jordie Bellaire is a two-time Eisner winning colorist for acclaimed projects such as Vision, They’re Not Like Us, Pretty Deadly, Injection, Autumnlands, as well as mainstream hits like Batman, Deadpool, Moon Knight, and Hawkeye. About the artist: Cuban artist Vanesa R. Del Rey began her career doing concept art for animation. Her work in comics has been described as dark, gritty and mysterious with great dominance of figurative work. She has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016) for Marvel Comics. 


Ungrateful Mammals

SIGNED special edition

Each one of these special editions of Ungrateful Mammals has a unique cover hand drawn by Dave Eggers. They are true collector’s items with original works of art on each one. Books will arrive individually shrink-wrapped. Quantities are extremely limited. About the author: Before he embarked on his writing career, Dave Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spent many years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer before turning to writing full-time. More recently, in order to raise money for Scholar Match, his college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art. Eggers’s work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


The Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil

From Margaret Atwood

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 Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale: DON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, the ultimate rallying cry for our time. About the author: Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and MaddAddam.


The Book Club Journal

Finally, a way for book clubs (or solo readers) to keep track of their reading lives! This beautifully designed journal has pages and prompts for writing your thoughts and opinions about the books you’ve read, keeping track of book club meetings, and more than 45 original, themed recommended reading lists from authors and booksellers around the country. Martin Cruz Smith gives us the “Real Russia” reading list. The booksellers at Parnassus in Nashville give us “Books narrated by non-humans.”


Literary Tea Towels

Julia Child & Anthony Bourdain

This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two food-related literary quotes:




A Book on the Table

Flash Fiction from Great Short Story Writers





This year’s $6 Story is a collection of flash fiction from great short story writers including A.M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Celeste Ng, Amy Bloom, and many others. Each story is only 200-1,000 words and must contain some mention of a book, bookstore, or library. The results range from hilarious to poignant to downright strange. It’s a wonderful mini anthology of the form.


A Literary Map of the Universe

The 25 titles featured on this beautiful literary map of the UNIVERSE are an unpredictable mix of modern classics and more obscure science fiction titles recommended by booksellers. Created by 3Fish Studios, creators of Bookstore Day’s A Literary Map of California and A Literary Map of the Seas.

Included titles: 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke, A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl, Dawn by Octavia Butler, The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, Dune by Frank Herbert, Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Interstellar Pig by William Sleator, Ringworld by Larry Niven, Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, Star Wars by George Lucas, The Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Martian by Andy Weir, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree by Louis Slobodkin, and The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel.


Dragons Love BOOKS! ONESIE

A super-soft onesie for bookish babies based on Adam Rubin’s bestselling Dragons Love Tacos books illustrated by the wonderful Daniel Salmieri. About the illustrator: Daniel Salmieri has illustrated many fantastic picture books, including Secret Pizza Party and the New York Times bestseller Dragons Love Tacos.



In her forthcoming graphic novel Be Prepared, Brosgol tells a witty, heartfelt story of (barely) surviving Russian summer camp. In her exclusive, original print, she illustrates how reading and books can get you through a long, hot summer full of threats and turmoil (watch out for those paper cuts). About the author: Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel Anya’s Ghost was published in 2011 by First Second and won Eisner, Cybils, and Harvey awards. Her picture book Leave Me Alone! was a 2017 Caldecott Honor book.


Read with Me Maisy plush

Everybody’s favorite preschool mouse Maisy, star of dozens of beloved books, wears her exclusive READ WITH ME t-shirt with pride! Back of t-shirt sports the IBD logo. About the author: Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year.


Read with me HORTON plush

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent!”

A 1940 Dr. Seuss classic is now an IBD exclusive with a pro-reading, indie message on his t-shirt. Faithful Horton, of Horton Hatches the Egg and Horton Hears a Who fame, is a true collectible and very cuddly.

Back of t-shirt reads: READ WITH ME. Front of t-shirt sports the IBD logo.


Golden Thread Print
Signed by author & illustrator

Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. Pete Seeger’s messages of universal understanding and social and environmental justice inspired generations—and have left a lasting legacy. With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style, and cut-paper illustrations in black and ochre that capture the spirit of the man and his times, Colin Meloy and Nikki McClure pay tribute to a visionary who changed the world with song. About the author: Colin Meloy is a musician, singer-songwriter and author best known as the front man of the indie folk rock band The Decemberists. Meloy made his debut as a children’s writer with Wildwood series, illustrated by his wife, Carson Ellis. About the illustrator: Nikki McClure is a papercut artist based in Olympia, Washington. She is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and produces an annual calendar.


Free Items

Some items will be available for FREE - very limited quanities!

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary giveaway from Scholastic

Feminism: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret Walters from Oxford University Press

Llama Llama Coloring Book Activity Kit from Penguin Young Readers