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Indie Next Pick Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn featuring an IBD-exclusive cover with a map stepback and extra bound-in material including a conversation between Kawai and Tommy Orange, a conversation between Kawai and Marlon James, and a reading group guide. All SIGNED by the author

SKU: 9780374604905


The new novel from the author of Annihilation, is a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things. HummingbirdSalamander is Jeff VanderMeer at his brilliant, cinematic best, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in into a tightly plotted thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy.Exclusive extra content in the form of journal entries of an investigator digging onto the life of the main character.

SKU: 9781942186113


A lush, hand-drawn road map by Andrew DeGraff depicting Huck Finn's Mississippi River journey.  The map, which will appear in Plotted: A Literary Atlas, has been extended and expanded upon for IBD.

Dimensions: 8.5" x 24" (unfolded)

ISBN: 9781942186113

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Zest/Pulp Publishing

SKU: 9780986396953


These cleverly beautiful literary condoms are perfect for the book loving introvert with a secret love of Jane Austen. They read either "Great Expectations" or "Give Me That D(arcy)"

Booksmith in San Francisco developed them for Bookstore Day 2016 and they were so popular we’ve decided to make them available nationwide!

Illustrated by Madeline Gobbo, lubricated, FDA-certified latex.



SKU: 9781949518160

Embodied brings contemporary American poetry to comic book readers and comics to poetry readers in a graphic poetry anthology that showcases the relevance, urgency, and power of both genres. Featuring new work on the theme of gender, identity, and the body from twenty-one of America’s premier, award-winning female, trans, and non-binary poets who have been published in places like The New York Times and the New Yorker. Rather than being merely illustrated, the poems have been adapted into sequential art stories drawn, lettered, and colored by top female, trans, and non-binary artists. This edition includes a study guide and a section on the art process.A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the International Women's Health Coalition.

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A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. Inspired by the strange complexities of real-world politics and crime, the characters of Redlands play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem. This special edition has an exclusive cover and is signed by BOTH creators!

About the creator: Jordie Bellaire is a two-time Eisner winning colorist for acclaimed projects such as Vision, They’re Not Like Us, Pretty Deadly, Injection, Autumnlands, as well as mainstream hits like Batman, Deadpool, Moon Knight, and Hawkeye. She is writer and co-creator with artist Vanesa R. Del Rey on the ongoing Image Comics series Redlands. She lives in Ireland with her famous cat, Buffy.

About the artist: Cuban artist Vanesa R. Del Rey began her career doing concept art for animation. Her work in comics has been described as dark, gritty and mysterious with great dominance of figurative work. She has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016) for Marvel Comics. Redlands, co-created with Jordie Bellaire is her first creatorowned series with Image Comics. She currently lives and works by the beach in Miami, FL.


An edited transcript of the far-ranging conversation between Nikki Giovanni and Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl) at the fourth annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival in November 2020. In it they cover poetry, Tupac, Black Lives Matter, aliens, pencils, Kamala Harris, and much more. This conversation captures an important moment in time and a piece of literary history. Ms. Giovanni is a joy to behold.

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The “Little Victories” canvas pouch celebrates the small accomplishments that get us through each day. A perfect comment on our time. For pencils, make-up, and do-dads. Made in the U.S.A.

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A Mandalorian twist on the American Library Association “READ” posters.

SKU: 819303006806


Everybody’s favorite preschool mouse Maisy, star of dozens of beloved books, wears her exclusive READ WITH ME t-shirt with pride! Back of t-shirt sports the IBD logo. 10" tall plush toy.

PLEASE NOTE: the artwork is not final; shirt text will be yellow for better readability.

About the author: Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, as well as I’m the Best and Hooray for Fish! She lives in Hampshire, England.

SKU: 9780062945235


“Write for yourself and nobody else.” —ANGIE THOMAS

In this full-color illustrated journal, start getting your OWN ideas down and find inspiration in a letter from Thomas and quotes from On the Come Up! Author Angie Thomas is known for characters who learn the power of their own voices and, in speaking out, change the community and world around them. But whether it’s Starr from The Hate U Give, Bri from On the Come Up, or Angie herself—it all starts with the ideas.


About the author: Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississip

SKU: 9780998449982


A 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.

SKU: 9780062499561


The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book includes 20 pieces of black-and-white art by Chris Riddell and quotes from Neil Gaiman—taken from the pages of Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk—all ready to be colored in by YOU! This limited edition coloring book features perforated pages of singlesided illustrations and colorable quotes, perfect for tearing out and framing or sticking on the fridge.

You won’t want to miss out on the chance to own this coloring book. As Neil himself says, “make good art.”