Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at 

Fountain Bookstore on Saturday, April 27

 

Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for 

parties, author appearances, in-store events, and 

exclusive day-of merchandise.

 

Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 27th, with literary parties around the country.

Fountain Bookstore will be celebrating with surprise visits by authors and nifty exclusive bookish merchandise. “It is one of my favorite days of the year.  We celebrate with the support of our wonderful loyal customers and bookstores across America.  Such a wonderful event!” says Fountain owner, Kelly Justice.

 

Fountain will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day.

 

The fifth annual National Independent Bookstore Day is sponsored in part by Penguin Random House, Ingram, and The American Booksellers Association. Last year participating bookstores saw an average increase in sales of 200% on Independent Bookstore Day, with some stores up as much as 1000% over their average Saturday sales in April.  In just five years, Independent Bookstore Day has become a book-buying holiday, increasing book sales on a national level. 

 

The 2019 IBD author ambassador Tayari Jones says, “Indie stores stock books by hand and sell them the same way.  They know what we want and need to read because they know us, as people. A writer is not a machine.  A reader is not an app.  We are human beings and so are the independent bookstore workers who show up each day and place books in our hands.”

 

The 2019 Bookstore Day Exclusives: 

Independent Bookstore Day is proud to announce a selection of exclusive books and art pieces for Bookstore Day 2018. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, on April 27. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores.

 

Some of 2018’s 20+ exclusive Bookstore Day books and items available only at participating IBD stores on Saturday, April 27th include.  We may not get all items!  But it’s worth showing up early to see what we got!:

 

Charles Bukowski Uncensored exclusive vinyl album

In 1993, the year before he died, Bukowski recorded selections from his classic Run with the Hunted. This exclusive vinyl edition features these selections along with additional material from that recording session including candid conversations between Bukowski, his wife Linda Lee Bukowski, and his producer. This is a true must-have for the Bukowski fan.

 

Women Talking (signed edition with an exclusive IBD-only cover)

Author: 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.

 

Adjustment Day (signed edition with an exclusive IBD-only cover)

Author:  Chuck Palahniuk

SIGNED with an EXCLUSIVE cover, this 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. 

 

The 2019 Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil: COURAGE IS AS CONTAGIOUS AS FEAR

Author: Susan Sontag

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. 

 

Man-Eaters Vol. 1 (signed edition with an exclusive IBD-only cover)

Author: Chelsea Cain 

Illustrator: Kate Niemczyk 

This special edition with an exclusive cover is signed by both 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! 

 

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, including Min Jin Lee, Mary Roach, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Egan, and Robin Sloan.

 

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (Exclusive, signed edition with FREE iron-on Ada patch)

Author: Andrea Beaty

A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty. Includes a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist. 

 

To see all of the exclusive items created for IBD and for all current information, visit: 

http://www.indiebookstoreday.com

 

About Independent Bookstore Day 

Independent Bookstore Day began in California in 2014 and became a national event the next year. A host of publishers and authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, Stephen King and many others have donated work in support of the event. Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Its sponsors include Penguin Random House, Ingram, and the American Bookseller’s Association. www.indiebookstoreday.com

 

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Event date: 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

1312 East Cary Street
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA 23219