Independent Bookstore Day Virtual Event Line-Up!

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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 PirateREGISTER 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 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.

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Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel #1) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600564
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781451661781
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2013

Passage West: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780060898793
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - April 21st, 2020

Book of the Little Axe Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129369
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - May 12th, 2020

Kingdom of Souls Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062870964
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - August 11th, 2020

Wicked Fox Cover Image
By Kat Cho
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984812360
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - July 21st, 2020

Shatter the Sky Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781943367320
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ghost Light Publishing - October 27th, 2018

Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781771682282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Central Avenue Publishing - September 1st, 2020

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Florida Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

Modern Lovers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634680
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - May 30th, 2017