Independence for us means locally-owned, human-curated, non-book-devaluing-data-mining-algorithm-driven-giant-corporation, community-minded, warm, friendly, smart, sassy, and downright FUN in the most bookish ways! Special IBD events will be live-streamed all day long in celebration of independent bookstores everywhere. Independent Bookstore Day began in California in 2014 and became a national event the next year. A host of publishers and authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, Stephen King and many others have donated work in support of the event. Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Its sponsors include Penguin Random House, Ingram, and the American Bookseller’s Association. www.indiebookstoreday.com
All events are FREE but registration is required. Please click on the links to register for each event individually. Once registered, you will receive the link required to attend. If you decide to attend and to purchase the author's book(s), we ask that you purchase from Malaprop's. When you do this you are supporting our work and keeping more dollars in our community. If you would like to support us without purchasing a book, you may purchase a gift card or make a donation of any amount. Thank you!
IBD 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT SCHEDULE
1:00 PM ET : Goldfish Ghost drawing class with Lisa Brown
Join us for a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown, hosted by Samantha Schoech. Lisa Brown's books include Goldfish Ghost, The Airport Book, The Phantom Mummy Cat, Long Story Short, and more. REGISTER HERE.
1:30 PM ET: Discussion and Drawing Class with Gene Luen Yang
We're excited about this graphic novel discussion and drawing class with Gene Luen Yang, hosted by Samantha Schoech. Yang is the author of Dragon Hoops. REGISTER HERE.
2:00 PM ET: Middle-Grade Fun with Renee Watson and Nina Mata
Join the fun with the author and illustrator of Ways to Make Sunshine. Moderated by Issac Fitzgerald, author of How to Be a Pirate. REGISTER HERE.
3:00 PM ET World-building in YA Feminist Fantasy Fiction
Join bestselling YA fantasy authors Kat Cho, author of Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits; Rene Barron, author of Kingdom of Souls and Reaper of Souls; and Rebecca Kim Wells, author of Shatter The Sky. Moderated by Abby Rauscher. REGISTER HERE.
4:00 PM ET: You Have Arrived at Your Destination with Amor Towles
Explore the very near future with Amor Towles, New York Times, bestselling author of A Gentlemen in Moscow as he reads from the exclusive, signed Bookstore Day edition of his story, You Have Arrived at Your Destination. Hosted by Samantha Schoech. REGISTER HERE.
5:00 PM ET: Writing the West with Reyna Grande, Rishi Reddi, and Lauren Francis-Sharma
Join authors Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us; Rishi Reddi, author of Passage West: A Novel; and Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of Book Of The Little Axe as they discuss reexamining the history, culture, and myths of the West through their fiction. Hosted by Samantha Schoech. REGISTER HERE.
6:00 PM ET: Alone Together: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19
Join us for this fundraiser that supports independent booksellers, co-hosted by author Garth Stein and editor Jennifer Haupt. The event will feature readings and conversations with Alone Together contributing authors Faith Adiele, Gayle Brandeis, W. Ralph Eubanks, Jamie Ford, Major Jackson, Sonora Jha, Scott James, Jessica Keener, Jean Kwok, Roberto Lovato, Ada Limón, Claudia Castro Luna, Kevin Sampsell, Luis Alberto Urrea. Jen Haupt, and Garth Stein. REGISTER HERE.
8:00 PM ET: Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Tayari Jones, Lauren Groff, and Emma Straub
Join three of Independent Bookstore Day's past Author Ambassadors Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow; Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies and Florida; and Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, and The Vacationer for a lively discussion of books, bookstores, and the writing life! REGISTER HERE.
This book is currently on backorder. Please call or email for availability.