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Independent Bookstore Day 2020 Exclusive Items

A black background with a ribbon winding through illustrations of poppies that says "Not now, I'm reading." Above it reads in white cursive, Independent Bookstore Day. Below in white cursive, Saturday, April 25, 2020Independent Bookstore Day looks a little bit different this year. While we had planned to celebrate virtually alongside more than 450 other bookstores nationwide on August 29th, the devastating Santa Cruz County wildfires and the need to care for our community took prirority. We are confident in the resilience and compassion of our community and have rescheduled our celebration of Bookshop Santa Cruz's Independent Bookstore Day for Saturday, September 29th. Our digital audio book partner,, is still offering a one-day offer on Saturday, August 29th, of free digital audio book downloads when you preorder certain books. Read more on that offer here.

The exclusive items for this year's Independent Bookstore Day will still be available for sale from Bookshop Santa Cruz starting on Saturday, August 29th, in limited quantities. View and purchase this year's items below (beginning on August 29th), and check back in September for our virtual celebration.

Without hope, resistance has no objective. The media is saturated with uncareful language. In poetry, we find precision, peculiarity, and potential. Poems strive less for answers than enliven our questions. The poets in Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope, take up these questions with an eye for what’s possible. These poems break open the human spirit, and remind us that through language, community, and art, the endeavor for empathy is not lost. Resistance and hope are alive, in the world, and on the page.

Poets included: Joy Harjo, Jericho Brown, Yusef Komunyakaa, Louise Gluck, Richard Blanco, Arthur Sze, Ada Limón, Eve. L Ewing, Camonghne Felix, José Olivarez, Morgan Parker, Ariana Reines, Hanif Abdurraqib, Jake Skeets, and many more.

SKU: 752489570719

This adaptation of the art from the runaway bestseller I WANT MY HAT BACK was created by Jon Klassen, especially for this project. 100% cotton, SIZE 12 months

Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most-wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies—hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE. Collects SPACE BANDITS #1-5 in an exclusive, Independent Bookstore Day edition with an exclusive cover and collectible vinyl sticker.

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