YA @ Books Inc:

Harry Potter Trivia Party at Books Inc. Campbell

Join the Books Inc. Teen Advisory Board for a magical Harry Potter Trivia Party! Featuring a variety of trivia games and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged! All ages are invited to join in on the fun. 

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338299144
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

NYMBC Presents ARVIN AHMADI at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Not Your Mother's Book Club presents Arvin Ahmadi for a discussion of his stirring thriller, Girl Gone Viral. Perfect for fans of Warcross and Black Mirror, Girl Gone Viral is the inventive and timely story of a seventeen-year-old coder's catapult to stardom.

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Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9780425289907
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

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ISBN: 9781328702272
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 6th, 2018


Not Your Mother’s Book Club excitedly presents one of YouTube’s longest running BookTubers, Christine Riccio in celebration of her charming debut novel, Again, But Better. Christine will be joined by fellow BookTuber and contributor to Because You Love to Hate Me, Kat O’Keeffe.

Again, but Better: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250299253
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wednesday Books - May 7th, 2019

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy Cover Image
By Amerie, Amerie (Editor)
ISBN: 9781681197906
Availability: Backordered-Could Take 2-4Weeks
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 10th, 2018

NYMBC Presents ELIZABETH ACEVEDO at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Please Note: This is a ticketed event. Ticket admits 1 and includes a copy of With the Fire on High.

Not Your Mother's Book Club very proudly presents National Book Award and Printz winning author Elizabeth Acevedo in celebration of her stunning new novel, With the Fire On High. Elizabeth will be in conversation with Books Inc. in Alameda Store Manager & Bookseller Melanie Knight.

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party at Books Inc. Campbell

Join the Books Inc. Teen Advisory Board for a festive Alice in Wonderland Tea Party! Featuring tea & snacks, a book scavenger hunt, face painting, and crown making. Costumes are welcome and encouraged! The fun runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM with the scavenger hunt taking place from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. (Ages 6-12)

Alice in Wonderland (Seek and Find Classics) Cover Image
By Isabel Muñoz (Illustrator), Lewis Carroll, Sarah Powell (Abridged by)
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781499806847
Published: BuzzPop - January 2nd, 2018


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.

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ISBN: 9781250189943
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 26th, 2019

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Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781481486163
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - December 4th, 2018


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

Download your passport here!


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+) 

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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!



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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

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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+)



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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.




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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. 



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

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ISBN: 9780062653697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - December 31st, 2018

Lady Smoke (Ash Princess #2) Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781524767105
Published: Delacorte Press - February 5th, 2019

Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781510706200
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
ISBN: 9780763693459
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

Fat Angie Cover Image
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9780763680190
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2015