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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
* 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 Hoops. Click 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 Pirate) Click 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 Destination. Click 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