INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY marks its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on April 30th, 2016, with 420 independent bookstores in 48 states hosting literary parties around the country.
MALAPROP’S BOOKSTORE/CAFÉ will be celebrating with their first-ever Poetry Upon Request event. They'll feature local poets writing poems for customers using a lovely vintage typewriter or actual pen and paper.
They plan to compile all the poetry and publish a one-of-a-kind chapbook.
They'll also offer limited edition, unique items created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors that will be available only at participating IBD bookstores like Malaprop's on April 30. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores.
“I love Bookstore Day because it is a large-scale communal event that joyously celebrates the literary ecosystem and shows how symbiotic the relationship is between readers, writers, and bookstores, and how essential they all are in sustaining the contemporary written word,”
noted Lauren Groff, 2016 Bookstore Day Author Ambassador.
Groff is the author of Fates and Furies, Arcadia, Delicate Edible Birds, and The Monsters of Templeton.
LIMITED EDITION ITEMS ARE LISTED BELOW
Children’s items include:
● Raymie Nightingale
A special signed & numbered edition of the new novel by two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo. Includes a special note from Kate.
● Draw Me!
Draw Me! includes step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, Curious George, Fly Guy, and many more.
● X is For...”
This vinyl record companion to the New York Times bestselling Rad American Women A-Z features Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit and is great for kids of all ages.
● Duck & Goose Print
This wonderful pro-reading, pro-friendship print was drawn especially for Bookstore Day by Tad Hills, the bestselling creator of the Duck & Goose books.
● Neil Gaiman Coloring Book
This book features colorable illustrations by Chris Riddell from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline; The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk.
Adult items include:
● A $6 Story from Ann Patchett
○ The first in what is sure to become a favorite IBD series, $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett includes three instructive essays and is signed by Ann Patchett.
● Literary Tea Towels
This set of two 100% cotton flour sack tea towels feature quotes on reading from David Mitchell and Anna Quindlen.
● Bad Citizen Stencil
The third edition of our collectable Bad Citizen stencil series features Fran Lebowitz’s quote: “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
● Bookstore Cats Pouch
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch was designed by Out of Print and featuring portraits of real bookstore cats.