Independent Bookstore Day

IBD Logo Vertical SMByrd’s Books will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with over 400 other bookstores across the country on Saturday May 2nd– all day!

GVWe will have very special one-of-a kind merchandise (see below) created for that day for sale and we will celebrate the release of Seraphemera Book’s latest literary journal, Garbanzo V beginning at 1:00p.m. More fun to be added the closer we get!

Some of the special items for sale on Independent Bookstore Day are:

Days Like This: Good writers on bad luck, bum deals and other torments

Dayslikethis01A collection of personal essays (and a few short stories) by many of our favorite writers who were given the prompt, “My ________ From Hell” and set loose. The results—which cover everything from online dating to the death of a childhood classmate—are often laugh-out-loud, frequently heart-rending and sometimes downright jaw-dropping. With cover art by Rich Black.

Retail Price: $16.00
Author: Anne Lamott, James Patterson, Yiyun Li, Willy Vlautin, Mary Roach, Chris Collins, Brian Doyle, Novella Carpenter, Bonnie Tsui, Caroline Paul, Kathryn Ma, Chloe Caldwell, Katie Crouch, Lavinia Spalding, Janice Cooke-Newman, Megan Daum, Peter Hoffmeister, Rachel Levin, Scott McClanahan, Wendy Spe- ro, Joyce Maynard, Michelle Richmond, Jonathan Evison, and more!

Funny Ha Ha jokes & riddles from our best-loved illustrators

FunnyHaHa_cvrcompsNEWrevA full-color page-turner for the 6-11 crowd. Like last year’s I Smell Carrots: A Joke Book for Kids, this year’s version is made up of original art from some our best-loved and most recognizable children’s illustrators. The jokes are a mix of old groaners, originals and a few shaggy dogs. Designed by Christy Hale.

Retail Price: $15.00
Author: Tom Angleberger, David LaRochelle, William Joyce, Katherine Tillotson, Kate DiCamillo, Frans Vischer, Betsy Lewin, Bob Barner, Constance Lombardo, Harry Bliss, Lane Smith, Randy Cecil, Rob Harrell, Aaron Meshon, Ashley Despain, Marla Frazee, Susan Gal, Ed Young, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Raul Gonzalez, Amy Ignatow, David Shannon, Jane Wattenberg, Rosemary Wells, and more.

The “Bad citizen” stencil Margaret Atwood

IBD+CBD+Atwood+Text+Catalogue+Stencil+(light+wood)We’re starting a tradition. Last year’s Bad Citizen stencil quoted Don DeLillo and garnered lots of media attention and collector enthusiasm. Suitable for use as a stencil or as a stand-alone art piece, this year’s stencil quotes Margaret Atwood’s poem “Spelling”: A word after a word after a word is power

Retail Price: $35.00
Author: Margaret Atwood
Dimensions: 12” x 16” on 1⁄8” thick craft wood with detailed laser cutting

Huckleberry Finn’s Mississippi River Journey A Literary Map from Plotted

Huck FinnA lush, hand-drawn road map depicting Huck’s river journey. The map, which will appear in Plotted: A Literary Atlas, has been extended and expanded upon for IBD.

Retail Price: $7.95
Author: Andrew DeGraff
Dimensions: 8.5” x 24” (unfolded); 8.5” x 4” (packaged fold)


guess how much i love to read “bunsie”

GHMILY+bunsie+2-1Made of 100% soft European quality cotton. This onesie has snaps at the bottom making it easy to change and dress little ones. Each onesie comes with a special- ly designed hang-tag reading “Made exclusively in support of indie bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day 2015” with IBD logo. Start ‘em early!
Retail Price: $18.99
Dimensions: One size—9 months

A Literary map of the seas

Final+Map+of+the+Seas_6Following on the heels of the successful Literary Map of California created by 3Fish Studios in San Francisco for CBD 2014, comes the Literary Map of the Seas, a hand drawn fine art print of 24 great books set in the ocean. Includes classics from The Odyssey and Moby Dick to modern favorites like The Life of Pi, Plover, Pippi in the South Seas, and Swamplandia!. A full-color, gallery quality giclee print suitable for framing.

Retail Price: $40.00
Author: 3Fish Studios Dimensions: 14” x 18” giclee print

Hyperbole & a half broadside

HyperboleBring a little Allie Brosh home with this signed four-color print from her remark- able debut, Hyperbole and a Half. A perfect collectible for Allie Brosh’s legions of fans, this high quality print is suitable for framing. Limited print run of 1500.

Retail Price: $15 per print
Author: Allie Brosh
Dimensions: 14” x 9” horizontal with plastic sleeve

“American books everyone should read” A Consensus cloud from top lists & prizes by David McCandless

McCandlessA limited-edition, signed infographic print of popular books and authors from David McCandless, author of Knowledge is Beautiful and The Visual Miscellaneum. Each subject is color-coded and each title is written in the font of the original book jacket.

Retail Price: $20.00 Author: David McCandless Dimensions: 13” x 18”

IBD toteIndependent Bookstore Day tote bag!

A collector’s item if there ever was one…:-)











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