Independent Bookstore Day 2021

Hey hey, here we go! All these goodies will be available on April 24th and we'll have some freebies and so on as we celebrate — in our socially distanced fashion — Independent Bookstore Day 2021!

None of these items can be put on hold or bought beforehand. They'll be available on April 24th and when they are gone they are gone. Should be a busy, fun day!

Updated: I've added a few items from 2020 which can be ordered now. Gene Luen Yang's Dragon Hoops comes with a small signed poster. 

Indie Bookstore Day Events

Monday, April 19 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
It's Funny 'Cause It's True: Women Humor Writers Tell All with Rachel BloomAmber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar, and Sloane Crosley
Moderated by Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee! Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/22tma7xt

Monday, April 19 at 8pm ET/5pm PT
A conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn — Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/yancfdre

Wednesday, April 21 at 4pm ET/1pm PT
Twitter Party!

Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT
IBD Author Ambassador Glennon Doyle in conversation with Alexandra Elle — get your Eventbrite ticket: https://tinyurl.com/7a2fdpne

Friday, April 23 at 7pm ET/4pm PT
Solving Mysteries & Fighting Injustice with YA Authors Angeline BoulleySara FaringTiffany D. Jackson, and Kim Johnson — Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/2muac5hn

Saturday, April 24 at 1pm ET/10am PT
Drawing with Estelí Meza, illustrator of Peace — Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/4a5cutv8

Saturday, April 24 at 3pm ET/12pm PT
Beyond Fabio: The Modern Romance with Talia Hibbert, Thien-Kim LamGeorgia Clark, and Paul Rudnick — Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/ye7y45dn

$17.00
SKU: 9781250822932

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

Indie Next Pick Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn featuring an IBD-exclusive cover with a map stepback and extra bound-in material including a conversation between Kawai and Tommy Orange, a conversation between Kawai and Marlon James, and a reading group guide. All SIGNED by the author


$27.00
SKU: 9780374604905

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

The new novel from the author of Annihilation, is a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things. HummingbirdSalamander is Jeff VanderMeer at his brilliant, cinematic best, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in into a tightly plotted thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy.Exclusive extra content in the form of journal entries of an investigator digging onto the life of the main character.


$31.99
SKU: 9780063116429

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella’s engaging and insightful prose. Whether talking about the evolution and meaning of the recipe in ‘What is a Recipe?’ – ‘a recipe, much like a novel, is a living collaboration between writer and reader. And in both cases, it is the reader who keeps it alive’ – or exploring the heinous notion of the guilty pleasure in ‘Death to the Guilty Pleasure’, Nigella is by turns characteristically informative, intelligent, thought-provoking and amusing.


$35.00
SKU: 9781732970472

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

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 George Orwell. “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”


$16.99
SKU: 9781949518160

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

Embodied brings contemporary American poetry to comic book readers and comics to poetry readers in a graphic poetry anthology that showcases the relevance, urgency, and power of both genres. Featuring new work on the theme of gender, identity, and the body from twenty-one of America’s premier, award-winning female, trans, and non-binary poets who have been published in places like The New York Times and the New Yorker. Rather than being merely illustrated, the poems have been adapted into sequential art stories drawn, lettered, and colored by top female, trans, and non-binary artists. This edition includes a study guide and a section on the art process.A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the International Women's Health Coalition.


$7.00
SKU: 9781732970465

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

An edited transcript of the far-ranging conversation between Nikki Giovanni and Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl) at the fourth annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival in November 2020. In it they cover poetry, Tupac, Black Lives Matter, aliens, pencils, Kamala Harris, and much more. This conversation captures an important moment in time and a piece of literary history. Ms. Giovanni is a joy to behold.


$10.00
SKU: 9781523515134

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

Based on the picture book, The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, this exclusive ABC print was created by artist Lauren Sem-mer just for IBD. Celebrate the story of Black history letter by letter. Workman will donate 10% of the proceeds to an organization supporting racial justice initiatives.


$22.00
SKU: 804589213468

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

A Mandalorian twist on the American Library Association “READ” posters.


$29.95
SKU: 820933111150

Indie Bookstore Day exclusive products will be available to order on April 24, 2021.

Blackwing & Independent Bookstore Day have teamed up to create this limited edition set to celebrate independent bookstores and the printed word. Each pencil features a design inspired by the spine of a book and includes a book-loving message and Black-wing’s firm graphite. Each box is beautifully designed to match the pencils and includes a pro-indie message.


 Exclusive DOUBLE vinyl album of FACE IT: A MEMOIR Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063025349
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
This book cannot be returned to Book Moon.
Published: Harper Collins - April 1st, 2020

A vinyl edition of Face It, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry. Face It Vinyl is performed by Debbie Harry with vocal guest appearances from Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, and Gary Valentine with original music by Chris Stein.


Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope Cover Image
$6.00
ISBN: 9781732970427
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
This book cannot be returned to Book Moon.
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

Without hope, resistance has no objective. The media is saturated with uncareful language. In poetry, we find precision, peculiarity, and potential. Poems strive less for answers than enliven our questions. The poets in Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope, take up these questions with with an eye for what's possible.


 Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil: Toni Morrison Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781732970434
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
This book cannot be returned to Book Moon.
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

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 Toni Morrison: THE FUNCTION OF FREEDOM IS TO FREE SOMEONE ELSE


 Dav Pilkey’s Reversible SUPA CAPE Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338677744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
This book cannot be returned to Book Moon.
Published: Scholastic - April 1st, 2020

Pilkey fans will flip (get it?) for this 2-sided cape featuring Dog Man's #DoGood art on a blue background and Captain Underpants' Reading Gives You Superpowers catchphrase on a red background. Perfectly sized for Supa-Readers.


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.

Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.