The 2015  Bookstore Day Exclusive Books & Art Pieces


Original Signed Captain Underpants Print
Author:
Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic
Retail Price: $10.00
Description: Author/illustrator Dav Pilkey has created an original image of his world-wide bestselling character, Captain Underpants especially for IBD. Printed on linen stock and signed by the author. Limited print run of 2000.


Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals, and Other Torments
Contributors: 
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 Spero,
Joyce Maynard, Michelle Richmond, Jonathan Evison, and more!
Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing
Retail Price: $16.00
Description: A 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.


A Literary Map of the Seas
Author:
3Fish Studios
Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing
Retail Price: $40.00
Description: Following 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.


The "Bad Citizen" Stencil
Author:
Margaret Atwood
Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing
Retail Price: $35
Description: 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


Finders Keepers Broadside
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Retail Price: $12.00
Description: This color broadside from Stephen King’s forthcoming novel, Finders Keepers, is a love letter to passionate readers, written in King’s own hand. Suitable for framing. Limited print run of 1500.


Funny Ha Ha: Jokes & Riddles from Our Best-Loved Illustrators
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.
Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing
Retail Price: $15.00
Description: A 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.


Guess How Much I Love to Read "Bunsie"
Publisher: Candlewick
Retail Price: $18.99
Description: Made 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 specially designed hang-tag reading “Made exclusively in support of indie bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day 2015” with IBD logo. Start ‘em early!


Huckleberry Finn's Mississippi River Journey: A Literary Map from Plotted
Author: 
Andrew DeGraff
Publisher: Zest/Pulp Publishing
Retail Price: $7.95
Description: A 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.


Hyperbole & a Half Broadside
Author: 
Allie Brosh
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Retail Price: $15.00
Description: Bring a little Allie Brosh home with this signed four-color print from her remarkable
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.


"American Books Everyone Should Read": A Consensus Cloud from Top Lists & Prizes
Author: 
David McCandless
Publisher: HarperCollins
Retail Price: $20.00
Description: A 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.


Building: Stories Signed & Numbered Print
Author: 
Chris Ware
Publisher: Pantheon
Retail Price: $75.00
Description: Created by Chris Ware especially for Independent Bookstore Day: a wordless print about reading, parenting, and education consisting of images from his award-winning Building: Stories. A limited edition of 500 signed, numbered giclée prints on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm 100% acid-free fine art paper, shrink wrapped on acid-free foam core. 


"Sweet" Literary Tea Towel Set
Author: 
Nora Ephron & Sherman Alexie
Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing
Retail Price: $20.00
Description: These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno (who designed our book by Lisa Brown last year) the “sweet” towels read: Reading is escape and the opposite of escape. –Nora Ephron and What kind of life can you have in a house without books? –Sherman Alexie. Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.


"Salty" Literary Tea Towel Set
Author: Pat Conroy & Daniel Handler
Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing
Retail Price: $20.00
Description: These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno (who designed our book by Lisa Brown last year) the “salty” towels read: It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. –Lemony Snicket and People that like to read are always a little fucked up. –Pat Conroy. Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.


Books About Books Boxed Set
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Helen Hanff, Rebecca Makkai, and Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Retail Price: $40.00
Description: The ultimate booklovers boxed set. Includes special IBD-only editions of Shadow of the Wind; 84, Charring Cross Road; The Borrower; and The Bookman’s Tale in a beautifully designed, reusable tin with lid.


Urgent, Unheard Stories
Author: Roxane Gay
Publisher: HarperCollins
Retail Price: $10.00
Description: A mini-collection of essays on books, reading, and the world of contemporary literature by Roxane Gay available as a limited edition, signed chapbook.


Stripey F*ck Throx (Socks)
Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: HarperCollins
Retail Price: $16.00
Description: In a brilliant answer to the universal missing sock conundrum, the Throx company
makes sets of socks in 3s! These special Stripey Christopher Moore F*ck Throx make reference to the favorite expletive of Pocket (from the Moore novel Fool): f*ckstockings!, and Abby Normal’s “f*cksocks” from A Dirty Job. You rock my stripey socks!