Independent Bookstore Day!

Saturday, August 29
Independent Bookstore Day!

Greenlight joins bookstores across the country and around Brooklyn in the annual celebration of Independent Bookstore Day—a party to celebrate and support indie bookstores that looks a little different this year!  

IBD Exclusives, in-store and online!

For the first time, we are able to sell exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise not only in our stores, but online for shipping or pickup, starting August 19!  You can browse the selection below which includes some great options this year: candles, stencils, special editions, signed books and prints, and more!

Please note: Quantities are limited and sales are first come, first served.  Quantities listed online may not reflect actual available quantities in stores at the time of purchase.  Greenlight staff will contact you when your item is ready for pickup or shipping, or if the item you have ordered is out of stock.  Please do not call the bookstore to put items on hold as in-store staff will be unable to accommodate requests. Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com with questions.


Brooklyn Bookstores Design 2020 - support local bookstores!

For the second year in a row, Brooklyn's bookstores are teaming up on a special project bringing together the borough's bookstore fans! Local artist Ping Hatta has created a special exclusive Bookstore Day design celebrating Brooklyn's bookstore culture, which is available on t-shirt, mug, or tote bag. Proceeds benefit participating Brooklyn bookstores!

Order by August 17 for possible delivery by August 29!  Designs available through August 31. Proceeds from all sales (after artists's commission) will be divided equally among participating bookstores.

T-shirts (for adults and kids)

 

Mugs

 

Tote bags

 

 

 


Bookstore Day Scavenger Hunt - enter to win!

Want to test your bookish knowledge? Check out our Bookstore Day virtual scavenger hunt!  Email your answers to events@greenlightbookstore.com before August 29 to be entered to win a $25 Greenlight gift certificate or online gift code! Entries with all correct answers will be entered in a random drawing to win. 

Click here to see the scavenger hunt questions!


#bookstoreday2020 hype

* And of course, shop at Greenlight or your own local indie bookstore! Post a picture of your in-person or virtual purchase with the tag #bookstoreday2020 to spread the word!


Bookstore Day Virtual Events

You can tune in for special free Bookstore Day literary events with authors nationwide!  See below for info and registration links for special Bookstore Day events, and shop for books by the featured authors below!  All events take place August 29 and require pre-registration.

1:00 PM EST
Goldfish Ghost drawing class with Lisa Brown

Join us for a fun and interactive drawing demonstration with illustrator and author Lisa Brown. Her books include Goldfish Ghost, The Airport Book, The Phantom Twin, Mummy Cat, Long Story Short and others. Click here to register

1:30 PM EST
Graphic novel discussion and drawing class with Gene Luen Yang

Graphic novel discussion and drawing class with Gene Luen Yang, author of Dragon HoopsClick here to register

2:00 PM EST
Middle Grade Fun with Renee Watson and illustrator Nina Mata with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald

Author Renee Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine) and illustrator Nina Mata (I Promise) talk middle-grade fiction with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald (How To Be a PirateClick here to register

3:00 PM EST
World-building in YA feminist fantasy fiction

Join bestselling YA fantasy authors Kat Cho (Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls and Reaper of Souls), and Rebecca Kim Wells (Shatter the Sky), in a conversation moderated by Abby Rauscher of Brooklyn independent bookstore Books Are Magic. Click here to register

4:00 PM EST
You Have Arrived at Your Destination with Amor Towles

Explore the very near future with Amor Towles as he reads from the exclusive, SIGNED Bookstore Day edition of his story You Have Arrived At Your DestinationClick here to register

5:00 PM EST
Writing the West with Reyna Grande, Rishi Reddi, and Lauren Francis-Sharma

Join authors Reyn Grande (The Distance Between Us), Rishi Reddi (Passage West: A Novel), and Lauren Francis-Sharma (Book of the Little Axe) as they discuss reexamining the history, culture, and myths of the West through their fiction. Click here to register

6:00 PM EST
BINC Fundraiser: Alone Together: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19

Join co-hosts Jennifer Haupt, editor of Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, and Garth Stein, Author Leadership Circle Campaign Chair for Binc, for 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, and Luis Alberto Urrea. Click here to register

8:00 PM EST
Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Tayari Jones, Lauren Groff, and Emma Straub

Join three of Bookstore Day's past Author Ambassadors for a lively discussion of books, bookstores, and the writing life: Tayari Jones (An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow); Lauren Groff (Fates & Furies and Florida); and Emma Straub (All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, The Vacationeers, and owner of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn!). Moderated by Deirdre Dumpson from WORD Bookstores Click here to register

 

Event date: 

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 12:00am

Event address: 

NY
The Art of Protest Postcards (Set of 4) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781632890597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Independent Bookstore Day - April 25th, 2020

 Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil: Toni Morrison Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781732970434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

 The exclusive BOOKSTORE DAY CANDLE : Oak, dry leaves, and sandalwood Cover Image
By Non Non
Email or call us for information about purchasing this item.
ISBN: 9781732970410
Availability: Special Order; please email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for more information
Published: Frostbeard Studios - April 1st, 2020

 Dav Pilkey’s Reversible SUPA CAPE Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338677744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Scholastic - April 1st, 2020

 Exclusive DOUBLE vinyl album of FACE IT: A MEMOIR Cover Image
Email or call us for information about purchasing this item.
ISBN: 9780063025349
Availability: Hard to Find / Unavailable
Published: Harper Collins - April 1st, 2020

 Not Quite Narwhal (kids tote bag) Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781534472174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2020

Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope Cover Image
$6.00
ISBN: 9781732970427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

 Space Bandits (issues 1-5) : Special edition with exclusive cover and vinyl sticker Cover Image
By Mark Millar, Matteo Scalera (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534316249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Image Comics - February 18th, 2020

Ways to Make Sunshine Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547605798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bloomsbury UK - April 21st, 2020

 You Have Arrived at Your Destination : An exclusive SIGNED short story by Amor Towles Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9781732970403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

Goldfish Ghost Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626725072
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 2nd, 2017

Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
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: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

How to Be a Pirate Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197784
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

Wicked Fox Cover Image
By Kat Cho
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984812360
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Penguin Books - July 21st, 2020

Kingdom of Souls Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062870964
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: HarperTeen - August 11th, 2020

Shatter the Sky (The Shatter the Sky Duology) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534437913
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

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

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781451661781
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2013

Passage West: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780060898793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Ecco - April 21st, 2020

Book of the Little Axe Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129369
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - May 12th, 2020

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

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

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

All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

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