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NYMBC YA Road Trip Panel with TRICIA LEVENSELLER & CAITLIN SANGSTER

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents the YA Road Trip Panel with critically-acclaimed fantasy writers Tricia Levenseller, author of the robust Viking-inspired YA Warrior of the Wild; and Caitlin Sangster, author of #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Last Star Burning, sharing her epic stunning sequel Shatter the Suns.

Warrior of the Wild Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250189943
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 26th, 2019

Shatter the Suns (Last Star Burning) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481486163
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Published: Simon Pulse - December 4th, 2018

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY at 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. 

 

NYMBC Presents SARA HOLLAND, LAURA SEBASTIAN & TARA SIM at Opera Plaza

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents an evening of epic fantasy with Sara Holland, celebrating book two in her New York Times-bestselling Everless series, Evermore; critically-acclaimed author Laura Sebastian discussing her captivating new work, Lady Smoke: Ash Princess #2; and Tara Sim, sharing the epic final installment in her Timekeeper trilogy, Firestarter

Evermore Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062653697
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: HarperTeen - December 31st, 2018

Lady Smoke (Ash Princess #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524767105
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Delacorte Press - February 5th, 2019

Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781510706200
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Published: Sky Pony - January 15th, 2019

NYMBC Presents e.E. CHARLTON-TRUJILLO at Books Inc. Alameda

Not Your Mother's Book Club and the Queer Teen Book Club at Books Inc. in Alameda very excitedly present filmmaker and writer e.E. Charlton-Trujillo in celebration of Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution--the delightful follow-up to her Stonewall Book Award-winning novel Fat Angie.

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763693459
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

Fat Angie Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680190
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015

NYMBC Presents JENNIFER E. SMITH, SARAH ENNI & NINA LaCOUR at Opera Plaza

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents bestselling author Jennifer E. Smith in celebration of her poignant new novel, Field Notes on Love. Joining Jennifer will be Sarah Enni, author of the engaging and lively debut, Tell Me Everything. This event will be moderated by Nina LaCour, author of the Michael L. Printz Award-winning novel We Are Okay. Plus!

Field Notes on Love Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399559419
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Delacorte Press - March 5th, 2019

We Are Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525425892
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Tell Me Everything Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338139150
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Published: Point - February 26th, 2019

NYMBC Presents KIERSTEN WHITE & ADRIENNE YOUNG at Palo Alto

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents New York Times-bestselling author Kiersten White in celebration of Slayer--book one in her brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kiersten will be in conversation with Adrienne Young, author of the much-buzzed debut fantasy Sky in the Deep

Slayer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534404953
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Simon Pulse - January 8th, 2019

Sky in the Deep (Sky and Sea #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250168450
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Published: Wednesday Books - April 24th, 2018

NYMBC Presents the Bloomsbury YA Fantasy Panel at Opera Plaza

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents the Bloomsbury YA Fantasy Panel! Joining us for this fun event will be Brigid Kemmerer discussing A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast; A.C. Gaughen celebrating the latest installment in her captivating Elementae series, Imprison the Sky; and Mimi Yu celebrating her sweeping Asian-inspired fantasy, The Girl King.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681195087
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 29th, 2019

Imprison the Sky (The Elementae) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681191140
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 22nd, 2019

The Girl King Cover Image
By Mimi Yu
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681198897
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 8th, 2019

YANovCon at the Millbrae Library

The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who appreciates these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable, and new YA novelists including:

We Are Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525425892
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062414151
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 14th, 2017

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Freakboy Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250062956
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Square Fish - November 8th, 2016

Tiny Infinities Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452163352
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

Paint My Body Red Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682810224
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Published: Entangled Publishing - November 2nd, 2015

You Bring the Distant Near Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374304904
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 12th, 2017

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
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Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

Far from the Tree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330628
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Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

Summer Bird Blue Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481487757
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Simon Pulse - September 11th, 2018

Piper Perish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452155838
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017

Finding Yvonne Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316349055
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

Munmun Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419728716
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 3rd, 2018

Ascending the Boneyard Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481431842
Availability: Backordered-Could Take 2-4Weeks
Published: Simon Pulse - February 16th, 2016

Fat Angie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763661199
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2013

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

After the Shot Drops Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328702272
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

So Glad to Meet You Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781635763973
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Published: Diversion Books - July 31st, 2018

The FIRST LOOKS BOOK CUB Presents CAITLIN SEAL

The FIRST LOOKS BOOK CLUB presents special guest author Caitlin Seal in celebration of her spectacular debut novel, Twice Dead: Necromancer's Song #1.

In this imaginative debut perfect for fans of character-driven fantasies like Graceling and Daughter of Smoke and Bone, seventeen-year-old Naya Garth becomes one of the undead and an unlikely spy for her country.

Twice Dead (The Necromancer's Song #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580898072
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Published: Charlesbridge Teen - September 18th, 2018

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