Independent Bookstore Day


Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year.

BookHampton will celebrate all day and will offer exclusive merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 120 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Indie Bookstore Day. These limited edition, unique items will be available only on April 27. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores!


These unique Indie Bookstore Day items will be available in limited quantity on a first come, first serve basis. 

Signed Edition of Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

This IBD-only special edition will pub on Bookstore Day, 3 days before the official paperback release. Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. About the author:

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of eighteen fictional works, including Fight ClubInvisible MonstersSurvivorChokeLullabyDiaryHauntedRantPygmyDoomedBeautiful You and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.



Signed Edition of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast

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.

Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Rugrats,” and is the author of several books. Marx was the fi rst woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University. She was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.



What to Eat with What You Read: A Guide for Book Clubs and Other Literary Gatherings

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. Authors include: R.O. Kwon, Amy Stewart, Jess Walter, Leni Zumas, Vanessa Hua, Carmen Maria Machado, Christopher Moore, Amy Bloom, Min Jin Lee, Catherine Lacey, Georgia Clark, Joshilyn Jackson, Roxane Gay, Sofija Stefanovic, Lisa Halliday, Meg Mitchell Moore, Robin Sloan, Susan Wiggs, Ottessa Moshfegh, Katherine Quinn, Mary Roach, Jennifer Chiaverini, Christine Baker Kline, Jennifer Egan.



Signed Edition of Ada Twist and the Perilous Plants, with FREE iron-on Ada patch!

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!

Andrea Beaty is the bestselling author of The Questioneers, including picture books Rosie Revere, EngineerAda Twist, Scientist; and Iggy Peck, Architect and chapter books Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters and Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (April 2019); as well as the novels Dorko the Magnificent and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies. She writes children’s books in her home outside Chicago. 

David Roberts has illustrated many books including The Questioneers: Rosie Revere, EngineerAda Twist, ScientistIggy Peck, ArchitectRosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters and Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants. He lives in London. 


Elmo's New Puppy Little Golden Book

This Bookstore Day exclusive is in partnership with Sesame Street Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 6:00pm EDT
Event address: 
41 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937