Get ready, book people! May 2 is the first annual Independent Bookstore Day, and Changing Hands is participating.
We've got 14 extremely limited edition items, which will be available starting May 2, 2015. We can't take pre-orders or hold these items for you, so you'll have to join us in order to get your hands on these exclusive gems.
ABOUT INDIE BOOKSTORE DAY
Following the runaway success of last year's California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2nd. From Bend to Brooklyn, book lovers should mark their calendars for this special day of literary parties. More »
Remember, these items are both limited in quantity and available in-person only at Changing Hands Bookstore on Saturday, May 2. We are not allowed to take pre-orders or reserve items.
ORIGINAL CHRIS WARE SIGNED PRINT
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.
Dimensions: 12" x 18"
Author: Chris Ware
BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS BOXED SET
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.
Dimensions: 5.5" x 3" x 4.8"
Authors: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Helen Hanff, Rebecca Makkai, and Charlie Lovett
STRIPEY F*CK THROX
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!
Dimensions: Three one-size-fits-all socks in a special IBD package
Author: Christopher Moore
ROXANE GAY SIGNED CHAPBOOK
A mini-collection of essays on books, reading, and the world of contemporary literature by Roxane Gay (the bestselling author of Bad Feminist
) available as a limited edition, signed chapbook.
"x 6", 36 pages
Author: Roxane Gay
FINDERS KEEPERS BROADSIDE
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.
Dimensions: 9" x 12" in a 10" x 13" sleeve
Author: Stephen King
HYPERBOLE AND A HALF BROADSIDE
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.
Dimensions: 14" x 9"
Author: Allie Brosh
GUESS HOW I LOVE TO READ ONESIE
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!
Dimensions: One size only, suitable for 6-12 months
Author: Beatrice Potter
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS PRINT
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.
Dimensions: 11" x 14"
Author: Dav Pilkey
HUCK FINN LITERARY MAP
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.
Dimensions: 8.5" x 24" unfolded; 8.5" x 4" packaged fold
Author: Andrew DeGaff
WOOD CUT STENCIL
We're starting a tradition. Last year's California Bookstore Day'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."
Dimensions: 12" x 16" on a 1/8" thick craft wood with detailed laser cutting
Author: Margaret Atwod
FUNNY HA HA JOKE BOOK
A full-color page-turner for the 6-11 crowd. Like last year's California Bookstore Day'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.
Dimensions: 6" x 9", 4-color, paperback
Author: Designed by Christy Hale
LITERARY TEA TOWEL SETS
These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno the two available towels sets read:
- Set #1
- Purple: "Reading is escape and the opposite of escape." —Nora Ephron
- Orange: "What kind of life can you have in a house without books?" —Sherman Alexie.
- Set #2
- Blue: "It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read." —Lemony Snicket
- Yellow: "People that like to read are always a little f*cked 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.
Retail: $20.00 per set
Dimensions: 2 towels per set; 18" x 24" towels; 9.5" x 5.25" x 1.25" box
Authors: Nora Ephron, Sherman Alexie, Lemony Snicket, and Pat Conroy
DAYS LIKE THIS SHORT STORY COLLECTION
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.
Dimensions: 5" x 7", paperback
Authors: Anne Lamott, James Patterson, Yiyun Li, Mary Roach, Chris Collins, Brian Doyle, Novella Carpenter, Bonnie Tsui, Caroline Paul, Kathryn Ma, Chloe Caldwell, Lavinia Spalding, Janice Cooke-Newman, Megan Daum, Peter Hoffmeister, Rachel Levin, Scott McClanahan, Wendy Spero, Joyce Maynard, Michelle Richmond, Jonathan Evison, and more!
TIME-TO-SPARE BOOK CLUB TOTES
To support Independent Bookstore Day, New Yorker
cartoonist Roz Chast (author of the #1 bestseller Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
) donated this six-panel book-themed cartoon. These specially designed commemorative 2015 Independent Bookstore Day totes feature art from the award-winning illustrator.
Author: Roz Chast