One of the most exciting events in the bookstore calendar is the arrival of Independent Bookstore Day. This day is where we introduce awesome items that are only sold one day a year at independent bookstores. You won’t find these at Amazon or any online retailer but you will find them at Village House of Books.
These books are to be sold first come, first serve on April 30th starting at 10 AM. Here’s the list of the amazing books we will be selling on Independent Bookstore Day!
We will be welcoming the following authors to Village House of Books on Independent Bookstore Day starting at 1:30 PM:
Jennifer Castro (author of Mom*Me), Ed Grant (author of Piers of the California Coast), Shelley E. McAlpine (author of A Taste For Recovery), Mike Nicols (author of Eat Real Food or Else/Quantitative Medicine)
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (signed)
This is an exclusive limited print of Kate’s latest novel, Raymie Nightingale, of only 2,500 copies. You can purchase one of these precious gems here in the store on Independent Bookstore Day. Each special edition includes a bound-in personal letter from Kate about the joys of books and bookstores.
Learn the secrets of your favorite children’ book artists’! Get step-by-step instructions from Raina Telgemeier of Sisters and Smile, Mo Willem of Pigeon fame, Curious George, Stephan Pastis creator of Timmy Failure and Pearls Before Swine, and many more!
And X is For…
This is the radical companion to Rad American Women A-Z on vinyl record! Get your turntables out to groove to two unique recordings. On Side A, listen to an original song by Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs. On Side B, enjoy a live reading of chapter X of Rad American Women A-Z!
Duck And Goose Art Print!!
Get a beautiful 17″ by 11″ print of Duck And Goose reading, honking, and quacking. This is a perfect image for any classroom, child’s room, or anywhere you’d like to help children to read. This print is signed by artist Tad Hills.
The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book
Neil Gaiman requests you “make good art.” Get a fantastic start by coloring some of the most memorable scenes from Neil Gaiman’s stories recreated by artist Chris Riddell.
Read With Me! Curious George Plush Doll
Curious George is 75 this year, and he’s going to accept a branded t-shirt for the second time in his life. He’s worn the Harvard shirt, and now the curious little monkey is looking good in an Independent Bookstore T-shirt that asks you to “Read More!” Indulge your curiosity with help from this beautiful plush ape. Check back on the website to hear about future opportunities to spend time with Curious George in May!
Clean up messes and refresh your mind with beautiful tea towels with inspirational quotations from Anna Quindlen and David Mitchell.
Anthony Bourdain’s Perfect Burger Guide (SIGNED)
As we get closer to summer, we get closer and closer to burger season. Get some help from Anthony Bourdain on how to make your own perfect burger on the grill. Signed by the master himself, only 750 of these prints will be sold throughout the country.
Bad Citizen Stencil
Get a copy of our powerful graffiti/paint stencil with a great life mantra from Fran Lebowitz. “Think before you speak…read before you think.”