You know Stonemaier Games, right? They make some of the most popular games at our game night, including Euphoria and Between Two Cities, and they broke Kickstarter records with their newest release, Scythe (coming soon!). Perhaps their most popular game is called Viticulture, which is a Euro strategy game where you compete to see who can create the greatest winery in Italy. There is also a new expansion to Viticulture called Tuscany Essential Edition, which adds so much to the game that once you play with it, you’ll never want to play without it. The extended board alone is worth the price in our opinion.
Tuscany Essential Edition is an expansion to Viticulture that includes the extended board, special workers, and structure cards. The price is only $30, and if you pre-order from us, you’ll receive your game TWO WEEKS earlier than the official release date of November 1.
As part of the promotion for this new release, if you purchase a copy of Tuscany Essential Edition at full price, get a discount on additional Stonemaier games over $30! You’ll get $5 off any game between $30 and $60 and $10 off any game over $60. Don’t own Viticulture yet? Order it! Been eyeing that awesome Treasure Chest? Order it! Played Between Two Cities, but haven’t been able to purchase it yet? ORDER IT! There are limited quantities of all products, so make sure to get your orders in early before they sell out. We will be accepting pre-orders through July 21.
To order any of these games, we are asking for payment upfront. You can order and pay online below, or you can visit the store any time during the ordering period (now through July 21) to place your order and pay.
We’ll have goodie bags for the first 20 guests, plus awesome giveaways, including a Harry Potter coloring gift set and a copy of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child! Activities will include a Harry Potter mystery game (similar to a murder mystery dinner style game, but with a HP theme!), Wizard Quick Draw Challenge, Harry Potter trivia tournament, and more! Take photos in our HP themed photo booth! Color HP themed coloring pages! Geek out on HP with us! We will also provide BUTTERBEER CUPCAKES while supplies last.
IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HARRY POTTER MYSTERY GAME, YOU MUST PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS.
Click the photos below to view the schedule of events and buy tickets!
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2:00 – 2:30 PM
Sort yourselves into teams/houses for the day and Draw Your Patronus!
2:30 – 3:15 PM
Harry Potter Mystery Game
3:00 – 3:30 PM
Coloring/Wizard Quick Draw Challenge
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Harry Potter Trivia Tournament
4:30 – 5:00 PM
Who Have I Transformed Into?
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
BUTTERBEER CUPCAKES! (while supplies last)
Coloring with Harry Potter coloring sheets
Activity sheets such as: Harry Potter word search, King’s Crossword Puzzle, Marauder’s Maze for Magical Mischief-Makers, and more!
Write what Harry Potter means to you on our Muggle Wall!
Take photos with our Harry Potter themed photo booth
You may pre-order a copy of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child for free entry to the birthday party!
The book is $29.99 plus tax and is a hardcover. Do so by placing a special order here. You should use ISBN: 9781338099133 to order.
If you do not wish to purchase the book, but you still want to celebrate with us, you may purchase a ticket to the party alone ahead of time for $15 or at the door for $20. To purchase a party ticket (but NOT a copy of the book), click the “Buy Now” button below and follow the PayPal instructions. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can purchase a ticket with a credit/debit card by selecting the “Pay with a credit/debit card” option.
YOU MUST PRE-PURCHASE A TICKET OR A BOOK IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HARRY POTTER MYSTERY GAME. We are going to pre-assign roles for the game, so it’s imperative we know beforehand who is participating.
We’re looking to clear out inventory, and you get to benefit! We’ll also be accepting science fiction, fantasy, horror, and geek themed used books for store credit.
From June 1 – June 30, we’ll be offering the following:
Store Credit for Used Books!
We’ll be accepting used books in the following categories for store credit:
- Science Fiction
- Geek Themed
Store credit will be given case by case based on the condition and value of the books.
- 25% off all hardcover books
- 15% off all paperback books, including graphic novels
- 20% off all sideline merchandise (Coffee mugs, finger puppets, t-shirts, action figures, POP figures, stuffed animals, and more! Does not include board games.)
- 35% off board games over $50
- Spend at least $50 and get a free book from our stash, while supplies last
- Used books not included in sale, as they are already discounted.
- Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts (example, if you’re a teacher or student and already receive 10% off, that discount is not on top of the other discounts offered).
- Blind date with a book for charity books not included in sale (because that’s for charity!).
- Children’s books are not part of the sale.
Stop by and shop at Amazon-style discounts for summer vacation!
As you know, we are big on encouraging you to wave your geek flag high. Geek Pride Day always falls on May 25, so in rightful geek fashion, we turn it into an entire weekend of celebration! We’re going to have all kinds of events and flash sales happening throughout the weekend to celebrate fandoms of all shapes and sizes. We’ll be doing everything from a Neil Gaiman happy hour to Vogon poetry to reading classics aloud, and more. View the schedule below to check out when your fandoms are being celebrated, and we hope you’ll join us in geeking out!
Cosplayers get 10% off!
Flash sales for every fandom.
20% off Hardcovers
40% off all POPs and t-shirts
Greatest Geek of All Time Bracket – vote for your favorite geek in history to help us determine the Greatest Geek of All Time!
FREE custom Vogon poem generated just for you with every purchase.
Towel Contest – Come in and show your favorite towel to us and receive a discount!
Geek Readings – we’ll be reading our favorite geeky short stories and poems. Bring your own and read with us!
11:00 AM – 1:00PM:
FLASH SALE! Graphic Novels/Superheroes
12:00 – 1:00 PM:
Neil Gaiman Happy Hour: FLASH SALE on all things Gaiman, plus we’ll read Gaiman’s David Bowie origin story The Return of the Thin White Duke aloud
1:00 – 3:00 PM:
FLASH SALE! Book Nerds: Get a discount on our finger puppets, coffee mugs, literary action figures, and more!
2:30 – 3:30 PM:
Workshop: How to Live Your Dream and Open a Business
Our owner, Candice Huber, will give a brief workshop and some tips and answer all your questions about how you can make your dreams come true too.
3:00 – 5:00 PM:
FLASH SALE! Star Wars
5:00 – 7:00 PM:
FLASH SALE! Star Trek
6:00 – 10:00 PM:
Retro Geek Night: Are you longing for nostalgia from your childhood? We’ve got you covered. Come in your pajamas and watch 80s cartoons with us and partake in our cereal bar. Or, are you more of a video gamer? Play our Nintendo and Sega games. Love 80s fantasy movies? We’ll top off the night by showing Candice’s favorite, THE NEVERENDING STORY. Let’s pretend it’s a weekend in the 80s and lose ourselves in nostalgia.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: FLASH SALE! Potterheads
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Family Time! Join us for the happiest story time on Earth!
1:00 – 3:00 PM: FLASH SALE! Fantasy/Sci-Fi – Including Doctor Who and GoT!
3:00 – 5:00 PM: Join us as we read all your favorites aloud, including chapters from Harry Potter and Good Omens! We’ll pass the book around so everyone who wants to has a chance to read.
3:00 – 5:00 PM: FLASH SALE! Supernatural/Horror/Zombies
4:00 – 6:00 PM: Tabletop Demos! Come on out and see some demos of games!
5:00 – 7:00 PM: FLASH SALE! Board Games – Buy 2, get 1 free! Plus, we’ll be handing out promos!
6:00PM – Til: Board Game Night
Independent bookstores are not just stores—they are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
Come join Tubby & Coo’s to help celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! We’ll have events all day, exclusive merchandise, and giveaways, and we’ve partnered with three other local book shops – Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, and Maple Street Book Shop – for an epic scavenger hunt where you can possibly win $100 in gift certificates to all your favorite local book shops! Also, if you’re one of the first 25 people to spend at least $25 in the shop on Independent Bookstore Day, you will score a free Blackbird Letterpress New Orleans Journal (see EXCLUSIVE SALE ITEMS for photo).
Make sure you take photos and tag us on social media (@tubbyandcoos)! Use the hashtag #NOLAIBD16 when you post about Independent Bookstore Day. #tagon
Click on the photos below for more details about the exclusive custom merchandise, events, and fun happening for Independent Bookstore Day!
EXCLUSIVE SALE ITEMS SCAVENGER HUNT EVENTS & FUN
The folks behind Independent Bookstore Day have curated an awesome list of exclusive custom merchandise that will ONLY be available on Independent Bookstore Day, May 7, and only at indie bookstores (like us!). We are not allowed to take pre-orders and quantities are extremely limited, so if you’re interested in an item, you’ll just have to do like you do for new Apple products and camp out in front of the shop the night before. Keep in mind that you may be able to find different exclusive items at different local indies, so be sure to visit Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop, and Octavia Books as well! If you spend at least $25 on Independent Bookstore Day, you’ll score a Blackbird Letterpress New Orleans Journal (pictured below). The complete catalog of exclusive custom merchandise available at Tubby & Coo’s on May 7 only is listed below. Happy shopping!
BLACKBIRD LETTERPRESS NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL
EXCLUSIVE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY CUSTOM MERCHANDISE
The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book includes 20 pieces of black and white art by Chris Riddell and quotes from Neil Gaiman – taken from the pages of Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk – all ready to be colored in by YOU! This limited edition coloring book features perforated pages of single-sided illustrations and colorable quotes, perfect for tearing out and framing or sticking on the fridge. You won’t want to miss out on the chance to own his coloring book and, as Gaiman says, “make good art.” ONLY 24 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $14.99 Dimensions: 44 pages
This companion record to the NYT bestselling Rad American Women A-Z was created just for IBD. Side A features “X is For…,” an original alphabet song by Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs of Bouquet. Side B is a lively, inspiring and poetic reading of the X chapter from the book featuring the voices of Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit, Charlene Yi, Alice Bag, and many more rad women. Includes a poster with lyrics and chords and free digital download instructions. ONLY 3 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $10.99 Dimensions: 7″ (45 rpm) vinyl record in a shrink-wrapped cardboard record sleeve (Limited Printing: 1000)
Aimed at kids ages 6-12, this book includes step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, Raina from Smile and Sisters, Curious George, Fly Guy, and many more. Also includes instructions for creating a flipbook and a multi-panel comic book. Practice sketch pages are included after each instruction. ONLY 3 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $16.99 Dimensions: 88 pages
A $6 story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett includes 3 instructive essays: “The Bookstore Strikes Back,” “Things No One Told Me About Owning a Bookstore,” and a booklist titled “52 All-Time Favorite Books from the Year I turned 52.” Each booklet is signed by Ann Patchett. ONLY 3 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $6.00 Dimensions: 5” x 7,” 40 pages (Limited Printing: 1200)
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, makeup, cash, and other sundries) features portraits of real bookstore cats hand drawn especially for IBD. Made in the U.S.A. ONLY 5 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $14 Dimensions: 9″ x 6″
A beautifully illustrated guide to making the perfect burger. Each gallery quality print is signed by Anthony Bourdain. For foodies and Bourdain fans alike. ONLY 3 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $20.00 Dimensions: 10″ x 24″ (Limited printing: 750)
This is only the second time in George’s 75 years that he has worn a branded t-shirt (the other was for Harvard, his hometown school). And what better message could there be? The front reads: READ WITH ME. The back features the IBD logo. A true collectible. ONLY 2 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $15.00 Dimensions: 12″ (Limited Printing: 1500)
A limited edition hardcover book of trivia from The Stormlight Archive epic fantasy series written by Brandon Sanderson. The Stormlight Archive is an ongoing epic fantasy, planned as a ten book series. Included is content drawn from the first two series’ books. Compiles interesting details, character profiles, deeper descriptions of the landscape, maps, illustrations, and unanswered questions to ponder until the next book. This is a fan collectible, as the content will not be gathered this way anywhere else. Cover is bound in faux leather with gold foil stamping.
Retail Price: FREE Dimensions: 4.75″ x 6.78″
And from 2015, a mini-collection of essays on books, reading, and the world of contemporary literature by Roxane Gay available as a limited edition, signed chapbook. ONLY 1 AVAILABLE.
Retail Price: $10.00 Dimensions: 4”x 6”, 36 pages
To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, May 7, we have partnered with three other local book shops – Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, and Maple Street Book Shop – and with Yelp to bring you an epic scavenger hunt! The idea is to get you to visit all four book shops on May 7 looking for clues to put together a secret phrase. Figure out the phrase and say it, and you’ll be entered to win $100 in gift certificates from all four book shops.
HOW IT WORKS
- At the first of the four book shops you visit on Independent Bookstore Day, May 7, 2016, tell an employee that you’d like to participate in the scavenger hunt.
- The employee will hand you a sheet with the clues.
- You will need to solve each individual clue to obtain a part of the secret phrase.
- You will need to visit ALL FOUR participating book shops to complete the hunt. When you visit each book shop, get an employee to initial your sheet to prove that you visited.
- Put together the secret phrase.
- Once you’ve discovered the secret phrase, tell an employee at the fourth book shop you visit. That employee will confirm if the phrase is correct. If you are correct, fill out your name, phone number, and e-mail address on the sheet and turn into any employee of the fourth book shop.
- After May 7, all completed scavenger hunt forms will be entered into a drawing to win $100 of gift certificates to all four book shops, and we will contact the winner.
Make sure you take photos and tag us on social media (@tubbyandcoos)! Use the hashtag #IBD15 when you post about Independent Bookstore Day. #tagon
Questions? E-mail us at email@example.com or hit us up on social media: Facebook (www.facebook.com/tubbyandcoos); Twitter (@tubbyandcoos); and Instagram (@tubbyandcoos).
This scavenger hunt is brought to you in partnership with Yelp! Check out Yelp’s swag at each book shop on Independent Bookstore Day, and check in on Yelp to receive exclusive Independent Bookstore Day offers!