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Online Talk with MAGGIE TOKUDA-HALL with CHARLIE JANE ANDERS

YA @ Books Inc presents former Books Inc. bookseller Maggie Tokuda-Hall for a Book Launch celebrating her sweeping fantasy debut, The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea. Maggie will be in conversation with Nebula Award-winner Charlie Jane Anders, author of The City in the Middle of the Night.

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ISBN: 9781536204315
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Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

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ISBN: 9780765379979
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Published: Tor Books - February 11th, 2020

*CANCELED* YA @ Books Inc Presents AMY TRUEBLOOD & JOANNA RUTH MEYER at The Marina

*This event has been canceled with the hopes of rescheduling for a later date. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

YA @ Books Inc proudly presents author Amy Trueblood in celebration of her newest historical novel set in San Francisco, Across a Broken Shore. Amy will be in conversation with friend and fellow author, Joanna Ruth Meyer.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781635830422
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Published: Flux - November 5th, 2019

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781624148200
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Published: Page Street Kids - January 14th, 2020

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY with BOOKS INC!

Independent Bookstore Day is TODAY, but the fun started April 1!  You can catch up!

Download your passport here!

GRAND PRIZE

A library of books worth over $1000, hand selected by your favorite booksellers!

To qualify for the Grand Prize drawing, visit 10 of these stores in April, have each store sign off on the back of this sheet, and then submit this Book Lover Quest form to one of the stores listed here on Independent Bookstore Day, April 29.  It's as easy as that. No problem for a book lover such as you, right?

Independent Bookstore Day Celebrations!

Featuring special guest authors, limited edition merch, and more! 

Cover images for Larry Gets Lost in SF & Seattle, Larry the dog illustration

Books Inc. in The Marina at 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM - Get lost and found at Books Inc. in The Marina and join the fun at our Larry Gets Lost Storytime! Featuring readings of Larry Gets Lost in Seattle: 10th Anniversary Edition, along with other books in this adorable series. Themed activities and crafts will be a part of the fun. (Ages 3+)

 

Christie Matheson photo, cover images for Plant the Tiny Seed, Poky Little Puppy, and the Thank You Book

Books Inc. in Laurel Village is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day all day long with fun storytimes for kids and mixers for adults!

Throughout the day sample delicious baked treats made using recipes from Laurel Village's favorite new cookbooks, then join in on the ongoing Go Fish! card game.

10:00 AM - Acclaimed author & illustrator Christie Matheson joins us for a reading of her latest book, Plant the Tiny Seed! Christie will be leading a garden mural making session following her reading! (Ages 3+)

11:30 AM - Celebrate the work of Oliver Jeffers with a storytime reading of his adorable and hilarious picture books such as The Day the Crayons QuitA Child of BooksLost and Found, and more! (Ages 3+)

2:00 PM - Elephant & Piggie Tea Time! Join us for afternoon snacks, tea, and readings of books from the bestselling Elephant & Piggie series.(Ages 3+) 

3:00 PM - Little Golden Books "75 Years and Still Golden" - What story do you have to tell? Join us for a bookmaking craft session and make your very own Little Golden Book! (Ages 6+) 

Literary Cocktail Party cover image

 

Books Inc. in Laurel Village at 6:00 PM - Cheers! Join us for a cocktail mixer featuring drinks from A Literary Cocktail Party: Favorite Drinks from Our Favorite Writers. This fabulous limited edition book was created for this year's Independent Bookstore Day and features recipes from authors Sloane Crosley, Anthony Marra, James Patterson, and more, and is complete with illustrations by Bay Area Bookseller Ashley Despain.

 

 

A Psalm for Lost Girls, The Inconceivable Life of Quinn, and I'll Give You the Sun cover images

Books Inc. in Opera Plaza at 2:00 PM - Not Your Mother's Book Club proudly presents Katie Bayerl, author of A Psalm for Lost Girls; Marianna Baer, author of The Inconceivable Life of Quinn; and Jandy Nelson, author of I'll Give You the Sun!

 

 

Magnetic Poetry logo

Books Inc. in Santa Clara, all day  - Create your own poetry using Magnetic Poetry kits and experience the simple freedom and joy of putting words together. We will have several kits to intermix on mobile metal surfaces for your poetic inspiration to take flight. MagPo, it's not just for the fridge! 

 

 

Little Golden Book busBooks Inc. in Santa Clara at 11:00 AM - The Little Golden Bus Tour and Art Show is coming to Santa Clara Square! Wrapped in artwork and images of beloved characters from classic Little Golden Books, this interactive bus shares the history of Little Golden Books and more! (Ages 2+)

11:00 AM - Meet the Poky Little Puppy; 11:30 AM - Little Golden Books Storytime; 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Make Your Own Little Golden Books; 12:00 PM - Meet the Poky Little Puppy; 12:30 PM - Little Golden Books Storytime

Noisy Night cover image

 

Books Inc. in Santa Clara at 6:30 PM - Let's make some noise! Join us in Santa Clara for a PJ Storytime reading of Mac Barnett's silly new picture book, Noisy Night.  (Ages 4+)

 

 

Love on a Leash logo

 

Books Inc. in Palo Alto from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Curl up with a book and a furry friend! Local nonprofit Love on a Leash will be bringing in dogs (and a cat!) to Books Inc. in Palo Alto for your little ones to read to. With studies showing improvement in reading skills, reading to dogs also provides kids with social and emotional benefits. (Ages 3+)

 

 

Meg Waite Clayton author photo and My Bookstore cover image

 

Books Inc. in Palo Alto at 5:00 PM - New York Times-bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton joins us in Palo Alto for an in-conversation in honor of the paperback release of the essay collection, My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop. Meg will be in conversation with Books Inc. co-owner Margie Scott Tucker.

 

 

 

kid talking on a soapbox

 

Books Inc. in Burlingame at 2:00 PM - Hear ye, hear ye! Books Inc. in Burlingame wants to put great works of literature in the hands of the future. We're inviting kids between the ages of 7 and 17 to read passages from classics of literature. Join us for this community-bonding event! 

 

 

Ashlee Vance author photo and Elon Musk cover image

 

Books Inc. in Mountain View at 1:00 PM - Nationally recognized technology writer Ashlee Vance joins Books Inc. in Mountain View for a meet-and-greet booksigning of his New York Times-bestselling biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.

 

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Dystopia

 

Books Inc. in Berkeley at 2:00 PM - It's the end of the world as we know it . . . at least in fiction. Authors Shanthi Sekaran, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, and Ramona Ausubel join us for the "What We Tallk About When We Talk About Dystopia" panel discussing what it means to read dystopian literature in this day and age. This conversation will be moderated by author Anne Nesbet

 

 

Since We Fell cover image and cocktail photo

 

Books Inc. in Alameda at 5:00 PM - It's Five O' Clock Somwhere! Say Cheers in celebration of Dennis Lehane's masterful new thriller, Since We Fell, with a brand new cocktail crafted by Books Inc.'s resident mixologist, Nick Petrulakis. A brand new Drinks with Nick cocktail will be crafted on Facebook Live while Nick offers up his review of this fantastic book. Stop by the store for a sample, or follow the fun on Books Inc. in Alameda's Facebook page.  Click here to follow Books Inc. in Alameda on Facebook. 

 

 

Scroll back to the top of this page for the downloadable Indie Bookstore Passport! Visit 10 indie bookstores in the month of April and turn in your passport to be entered to win a library of over 40 books selected as favorites by your local booksellers.

Indie Bookstore Day items

Exclusive Items! Created for Independent Bookstore Day 2017, these items will be available for purchase in limited quantities at Books Inc. locations on April 29th.

From top left: "Lost and Found" signed print by Jenny Lawson; Elephant & Piggie "Read" onesie;"Bad Citizen" graffiti stencil with quote by Henry Louis Gates Jr.; "Child of Books" signed print by Oliver Jeffers; Vinyl edition of Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor; An Author's Best Friend canvas pouch by Caryn Cast; The Sandemeyer Reaction: A Short Story signed by Michael Chabon; Literary Tea Towlels with quotes by Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf; A Literary Cocktail Party: Favorite Drinks from Our Favorite Writers recipe book; "Give Me That Darcy" Jane Austen condoms, and "Great Expectations" Charles Dickens condoms.

 

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th and get free audiobooks courtesy of Libro.fm!

Indie Bookstore logo for LibroFMVisit any Books Inc. location on Independent Bookstore Day for the opportunity to download five complimentary digital audiobooks from Libro.fm, plus two incredible samplers! Titles include #1 Indie Next Pick The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck, and David Foster Wallace's A Supposedly Funny Thing I'll Never Do Again

How do you participate? Easy. Show up at any Books Inc. location on April 29th, and be sure to create your Libro.fm account now so you can get updates as the event draws closer. 

 

*CANCELED* YA @ Books Inc Presents ECHO BROWN at Books Inc. Alameda

*This event has been canceled*

YA @ Books Inc presents writer, performer, and playwright Echo Brown in celebration of her brilliant debut novel, Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard.

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ISBN: 9781250309853
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

*CANCELED* YA @ Books Inc Presents MONICA HESSE with ANNE NESBET at Opera Plaza

*This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

YA @ Books Inc presents bestselling author Monica Hesse in celebration of her much-buzzed new novel, They Went Left. Monica will be in conversation with local writer & UC Berkeley Professor Anne Nesbet, author of The Orphan Band of Springdale.

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ISBN: 9780316490573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

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ISBN: 9780763688042
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

YA @ Books Inc Presents E. LATIMER at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

YA @ Books Inc presents E. Latimer in celebration of her enthralling new work, Witches of Ash and Ruin. E. will be in conversation with Katy Rose Pool, author of the epic fantasy There Will Come a Darkness: Age of Darkness #1.

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ISBN: 9781368052252
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

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ISBN: 9781250211750
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 3rd, 2019

YA @ Books Inc Presents EMERY LORD at Books Inc. Palo Alto

YA @ Books Inc presents award-winning author Emery Lord in celebration of her poignant new work, The Map from Here to There. Emery will be in conversation with Christy Jane of BookCrushin.

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ISBN: 9781681199382
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 7th, 2020

YA @ Books Inc Presents AMY SPALDING at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

YA @ Books Inc presents Amy Spalding for a Book Launch celebrating her innovative contemporary new YA novel, We Used to Be Friends. Amy will be in conversation with Jasmine Guillory, New York Times-bestselling author of Royal Holiday.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781419738661
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Published: Amulet Books - January 7th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781984802217
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Published: Berkley - October 1st, 2019

YA @ Books Inc Presents ERIC SMITH at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

YA @ Books Inc presents Young Adult author and literary agent Eric Smith in celebration of his clever new novel, Don't Read the Comments. Eric will be in conversation with local writer Tara Sim, author of Scavenge the Stars, and Misa Sugiura, author of This Time Will Be Different.

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ISBN: 9781335016027
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 28th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781368051415
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

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ISBN: 9780062473448
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Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

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