Exclusive Sale Items for Independent Bookstore Day 2019

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 11, 2019 and only at indie bookstores (like us!). We are not allowed to take pre-orders or hold items, 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 Blue Cypress, Garden District Book Shop, and Octavia Books as well! This year, we will have a “passport” that you can pick up at any of the four book shops. If you make purchases with at least three different stores, you’ll be entered into a general raffle for awesome prizes, and if you purchase something at all four book shops, you’ll be entered to win the grand prize of $25 to each book shop, for a total of $100!

If you spend at least $25 with us on Independent Bookstore Day, you’ll score IBD exclusive freebies (listed below), tote bags, buttons, board game promos, advance review copies of books, and more! The complete catalog of exclusive custom merchandise available at Tubby & Coo’s on May 11 ONLY is listed below. Happy shopping!

EXCLUSIVE INDIE BOOKSTORE DAY MERCHANDISE

We Should All Be Feminists Canvas Pouch

This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, make up, cash, and other sundries) features a quote from from Chimamanda Ngozo Adichie’s We Should All be Feminists.

Publisher: Out of Print/Penguin Random House Retail Price: $14.00 Authors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Specs: 100% cotton canvas, zipper enclosure, 9″ x 6,” Made in the USA

ONLY THREE (3) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Suggested Companion Title: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

Exclusive Charles Bukowski Vinyl Record

Features exclusive selections and additional material from the Run with the Hunted recording session. This is real Bukowski in his real voice, sandpaper and all. In 1993, the year before he died, Bukowski recorded and published 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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Retail Price: $24.99 Authors: Charles Bukowski Specs: Standard vinyl record album with slip case Print Run: 3,000

ONLY FIVE (5) AVAILABLE.

Suggested Companion Title: Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader by Charles Bukowski

 

Exclusive Signed Edition of Women Talking by Miriam Toews with an IBD Exclusive Cover

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Retail Price: $24.00 Author: Miriam Toews Specs: Hardcover, 8.3 x 5.5 inches Print Run: 1,000

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY TWO (2) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Suggested Companion Title: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

 

Exclusive Signed Edition of Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk with an IBD Exclusive Cover

This IBD-only special edition of Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk will pub on Bookstore Day. 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.

Publisher: W.W. Norton Retail Price: $15.95 Author: Chuck Palahniuk Specs: Trade Paperback Print Run: 3,000

ONLY FIVE (5) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Suggested Companion Title: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

 

Fight Evil, Read Books Enamel Pin

The message for our era, brought to you by a special partnership between Pantheon and Out of Print. Show your reader pride and fight evil with this IBD-exclusive!

Publisher: Out of Print Retail Price: $12.00 Specs: 3 x 3.5 inches

ONLY TEN (10) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

 

Literary Luminary Laser-Cut Wooden Pins

Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft. Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, James Baldwin, and Margaret Atwood available.

*Please note that these are sold individually and NOT as a set.

Publisher: Letter Craft Retail Price: $5 Specs: ¾” x 1”, Baltic birch plywood, silver pin back with butterfly clasp

MORRISON: THREE (3) AVAILABLE.

GAIMAN: FIFTEEN (15) AVAILABLE.

BALDWIN: THREE (3) AVAILABLE.

ATWOOD: FIVE (5) AVAILABLE.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

 

Literary Tea Towels

This year’s tea towels feature coffee-centric quotes from Louisa May Alcott and Gertrude Stein.

*Sold as a set of two towels.

Publisher: CBD Publishing Retail Price: $22.00 Author: Louisa May Alcott & Gertrude Stein Illustrator: Orlie Kapitulnik Specs: Each package contains two 18” x 24”, 100% cotton flour-sack tea towels

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY TWO (2) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

 

Exclusive Signed Edition of Man-Eaters, Vol. 1

A groundbreaking feminist graphic novel from Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique & Kate Niemczyk. 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!

Publisher: Image Comics Retail Price: $12.99 Author: Chelsea Cain Illustrator: Kate Niemczyk Specs: paperback, perfect bound. 10 x 6.5 inches Print Run: 1,500

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY THREE (3) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

 

Exclusive Signed Edition of Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants with Free Iron-On Patch

A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty and a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist are the perfect gifts for curious readers everywhere and fans of The Questioneers!

Publisher: Abrams Retail Price: $12.99 Author: Andrea Beaty Specs: Paperback. Book # 2 in the Questioneers series Print Run: 3,000

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY THREE (3) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Exclusive On the Come Up Journal with Bound-In Author Letter

In this full-color illustrated journal, start getting your OWN ideas down and find inspiration in a letter from Thomas and quotes from On the Come Up! Author Angie Thomas is known for characters who learn the power of their own voices and, in speaking out, change the community and world around them. But whether it’s Starr from The Hate U Give, Bri from On the Come Up, or Angie herself—it all starts with the ideas.

Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Retail Price: $9.95 Author: Angie Thomas Specs: Paperback, perfect bound, 5.1875 x 8.375, 160 pages

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY THREE (3) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Exclusive Signed Edition of The Girl Who Drank the Moon with Free Vinyl Stickers

We have an exclusive signed edition of the 2017 Newberry Award winning middle grade novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon. The regular paperback releases at the same time. The IBD edition also includes a set of high quality vinyl stickers.

Publisher: Workman Retail Price: $9.95 Author: Kelly Barnhill Specs: Paperback, 8.3 x 5.5 in Print Run: 1,000

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY THREE (3) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Exclusive Wings of Fire Stories Mini-Book

This exclusive mini-book contains two never-before-published short stories and a letter from the author. Makes a great gift!

Publisher: Scholastic Retail Price: $7.99 Author: Tui T. Sutherland Specs: Paperback, 5.5 x 8.3 inches Print Run: 1,500

THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. ONLY THREE (3) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Exclusive Elmo’s New Puppy Little Golden Book

This Bookstore Day exclusive is in partnership with Sesame Street Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. 

Publisher: Random House Kids/Sesame Street Retail Price: $4.99 Specs: 6 5/8 x 8 paper over board hardcover, 24 pages Print Run: 5,000

ONLY FIVE (5) AVAILABLE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

EXCLUSIVE INDIE BOOKSTORE DAY FREEBIES