California Bookstore Day Items

We're fortunate enough to have a limited supply of California Bookstore Day items available in our inventory, and happy to say that they are now for sale (in the United States only) here on our website. Get 'em while you can, as they most certainly will not be around forever!


SKU: 9780991171002

Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed. 3-Panel Book Reviews

Author: Lisa Brown

Publisher: California Bookstore Day Publishing

Description: A full-color, 68-page hardcover book featuring Lisa Brown’s 3-Panel book reviews. SIGNED and NUMBERED with an introduction by the bestselling author of the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny books, Mo Willems.


ISBN: 9781452137810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - January 7th, 2014

This punk rock writers journal reimagines Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and other influential authors as modern misfits. With attitude to spare, it's sure to inspire a little creative rebellion.


A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Tote Bag

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Litographs

Description: Litographs takes the actual text of a book and prints it on a tote bag in a gorgeous, modern design inspired by the work. Dave Eggers is allowing us to use A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for California Bookstore Day only. Litographs is a small family company based in Cambridge, MA that combines art and literature to create beautiful works that breathe new life into great books. They partner with the International Book Bank to send one new, high-quality book to a community in need for each product they sell. [Specs: Tote bags are highly water-resistant and include a five-inch inner pocket; 17”w x 14.75”h, with a 9” hanging strap and flat bottom.]


SKU: 9781940450070


Author: Various Contributors

Publisher: McSweeney's

Description: Ten new contributions from the California section of the McSweeney’s stable of poets and writers, neatly bound in an accordion book. Writers—including Matthew Zapruder, Jesse Nathan, and Jim Ruland, with more to come—explore through short pieces the best bookstore they know of that doesn’t exist. (A bookstore on a boat? Why, yes! A bookstore in which the books grow like fruit and flowers on a single, riotous, store-encircling vine? Okay!) As a whole, the collection celebrates the idiosyncratic, joy-and-dream-inducing potential that is the independent bookstore. And what’s more, this accordion book is unbindable: when its binding is loosed, the pages unfold to reveal a hidden, multi-panel illustration inspired by the California landscape, from Calexico to Copco.