Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am

Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide.

Square Books and Square Books, Jr. will offer giveaway items and exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Square Books, Jr. will also host a special Sesame Street storytime at 10 a.m.

Since its inception in 2014, more than 150 authors, including Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, Stephen King and many others, have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, on April 27. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores. Visit to learn more.

Limited Merchandise Includes:

Charles Bukowski Uncensored - $24.99
This exclusive vinyl edition features these selections along with additional material from that recording session including candid conversations between Bukowski, his wife Linda Lee Bukowski, and his producer.


Find Your Voice. Make Some Noise: An On The Come Up Journal - $9.95
In this full-color illustrated journal, start getting your OWN ideas down and find inspiration in a letter from Thomas and quotes from On the Come Up! Author Angie Thomas is known for characters who learn the power of their own voices and, in speaking out, change the community and world around them.


Elmo's New Puppy - $4.99
This Bookstore Day exclusive is in partnership with Sesame Street Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.


What to Eat with What You Read - $16.99
A companion to last year’s IBD bestseller The Book Club Journal, comes this funny, helpful guide with reading lists, recipes, and menu suggestions from 25 of our favorite authors.


Why Don't You Write My Euology Now So I Can Correct It? - $20
This hilarious collaboration between Roz Chast and Patricia Marx is a collection of witty (and real!) pieces of advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx got from her mother. Our exclusive edition is signed with a special IBD-only jacket.


Signed Maggie Stiefvater Print - $5.99
Maggie Stiefvater is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Cycle, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue,The Scorpio Races, All the Crooked Saints, and many more. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.


Exclusive, Signed Edition Ada Twist & The Perilous Pants - $12.99
A special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive autographed copy of Ada Twist and The Perilous Pants signed by bestselling author Andrea Beaty and a collectible embroidered iron-on patch of stellar scientist Ada Twist are the perfect gifts for curious readers everywhere and fans of The Questioneers!


Exculsive Signed Edition Man-Eaters Vol. 1 - $12.99
From the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird, this trade paperback collects the first story arc (#s 1-4) of the unconventional comingof-age tale-including the informative survival handbook, “CAT FIGHT! A BOYS’ GUIDE TO DANGEROUS CATS” and all-new never-beforepublished extras!


Women Talking - $24
Fans of Toews’ darkly funny fiction have been waiting for this one. And we have an exclusive signed edition with a redesigned, IBD-only cover. Women Talking is a transformative novel — as completely unexpected as it is inspired— based on actual events that happened between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite community.


Literary Luminary Pins - $5
Show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An IBD-exclusive from Letter Craft.

Event address: 

Square Books
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655