Independent Bookstore Day 2018

It’s time to celebrate your favorite local indies! 2018 Independent Bookstore Day marks its third year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide, with literary parties around the country. While IBD is being celebrated on April 28th in most locales, in New Orleans, it is being celebrated on May 12th so as not to conflict with Jazz Fest. Local book lovers should mark their calendars now for this special day of literary celebrations.

Tubby & Coo’s will offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors, including:

  • A special edition of the graphic novel Redlands, volume 1 from Image Comics, SIGNED by both creators: two-time Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire and Cuban artist Vanesa R. Del Rey
  • A graffiti stencil inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale reading “Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down”
  • A special edition of Ungrateful Mammals by Dave Eggers, including an ORIGINAL and UNIQUE drawing from Dave. There are only 160 total of these in existence, and we will only have 2 copies.…and more! Since its inception in 2014, more than 120 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day.

If you want to get your hands on any of our exclusive items, they will be first come, first served on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, May 12. We will not sell items ahead of time, hold items, or accept pre-orders. You must come to the store that day to purchase exclusive sale items.

We’ve again partnered with other local book shops – Garden District Book Shop and Octavia Books – for a scavenger hunt where you can possibly win our raffle! Also, if you spend at least $25 in the shop on Independent Bookstore Day, you will score freebies like a specially stickered edition of Feminism: A Short Introduction by Margaret Walters, tote bags, buttons, board game promos, advance review copies of books, an EXCLUSIVE Harry Potter giveaway in celebration of the book’s 20th anniversary, and more!

We will also be celebrating science fiction and fantasy with author panels throughout the day. Stay tuned for the full schedule!

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 MERCHANDISE                   SCAVENGER HUNT                              EVENTS & FUN


2016 IBD Scavenger Hunt

Steampunk Grand Opening