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Independent Bookstore Day!

 

It's Independent Bookstore Day! Things are a little bit different than previous years, but we've got some cool virtual programs you can attend, and some exclusive and limited IBD merchandise!

From 1-2:30ish PM, Erin Bowman will be signing copies of her new release, Dustborn, out on our sidewalk! She'll sign her previous titles too.

$30.00
SKU: 812564025609

This beautifully designed map will chart every bookstore participating in Bookstore Day 2021. Bookish travellers will be able to check off each store as they visit, keeping track of their journeys through the wonderful world of indie bookstores.


$22.00
SKU: 804589213468

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


 “In the Tall Grass” begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.Please note: “In the Tall Grass” was originally published by Esquire magazine and released as a film on Netflix in 2019.


$14.00
SKU: 804589213451

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.


Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 24th, 2021!

 


$14.99
SKU: GibsonsTote

Impress your friends and enemies with how many books you can carry in this stylish and sturdy tote bag! Canvas body, and woven straps.

Fabric is oatmeal colored with black printing. Bag measures 14.5" wide, 15.5" tall, strap lays 9" away from body of bag.

Produced locally, with Who Doesn't Want That.


$9.99
SKU: GIBSONSPIN

Show your Gibson's pride with this green and silvertone enamel pin!

Pin stays in place with a metal butterfly clutch back.

Pin measures 1" in width. Produced by a New Hampshire company, Crown Trophy in Hooksett!


Adorn your laptop, your waterbottle, your car, with this snazzy Gibson's vinyl sticker! Green print on a white background, 4"x6".

Produced locally, with Speedy Printing.


$15.99
SKU: GibsonsMug

Sip your coffee in style from this Gibson's Bookstore ceramic mug! The ink is bonded to the mug, so this mug is dishwasher safe. Microwave safe too, for when you're so engrossed in your reading that your beverage gets cold!

Black ink on white ceramic, image is on one side of the mug. Mug is 3.75" tall, with a 3" interior diameter.

Produced locally, with Who Doesn't Want That.


3 copies arriving on Monday, SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY


3 copies arriving on Monday, SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY


Virtual author cocktail hour! With Kat Howard, Cat Valente, Kelly Braffet, and Freya Marske

Saturday, April 24th, 2021, 5pm EST. Online only, in Zoom. Free registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Aok0EMBtSmO_rzK4P323YQ

An Unkindness of Magicians Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481451208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 5th, 2018

“A remarkable writer.” —Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of American Gods

An Alex Award Winner

There is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard.

In New York City, magic controls everything.


A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481492164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 8th, 2019

From the acclaimed author of Roses and Rot—a “Brothers Grimm tale for the contemporary reader” (School Library Journal, starred review)—Kat Howard’s exquisite shorter works, nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and performed on WNYC’s Selected Shorts—called “brilliant” (Library Journal, starred review).


Books of Magic Vol. 1: Moveable Type (The Sandman Universe) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401291341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vertigo - July 16th, 2019

Timothy Hunter may be destined to become the most powerful magician in the universe, but he's still a London teenager, and having magical abilities is about to turn his world upside down...

From award-winning writer Kat Howard, the Books of Magic series will captivate your interest from the start!


Books of Magic Vol. 2: Second Quarto (The Sandman Universe) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401299040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vertigo - February 11th, 2020

Not all fairy tales have happy ending. Classes. Quizzes. Crushes. Classmates going missing. Cults dedicated to your destruciton. School is rough on everybody, but it's especially hard on kids like Tim Hunter - a teenage magician destined to change the world.


Books of Magic Vol. 3: Dwelling in Possibility Cover Image
By Kat Howard, Tom Fowler (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779503008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - February 16th, 2021

Destined to become the most powerful magician in the universe, will Tim Hunter end up the greatest sorcerer the world has ever known? Or the greatest evil that the universe will need to stop?


Roses and Rot Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481451178
Availability: Backordered
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 4th, 2017

Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this critically acclaimed debut novel from “a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman, American Gods).

Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Cover Image
By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250010193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 8th, 2012

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine on the Fairyland series


The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Cover Image
By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250034120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - October 1st, 2013

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series


The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two Cover Image
By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250050618
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - March 3rd, 2015

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." —Time magazine on the Fairyland series


Space Opera Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781481497503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

2019 HUGO AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in bestselling author Catherynne M.


Comfort Me With Apples Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250816214
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 26th, 2021

Comfort Me With Apples is a terrifying new thriller from bestseller Catherynne M. Valente, for fans of Gone Girl and Spinning Silver

Sophia was made for him. Her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect. Their home together in Arcadia Gardens is perfect. Everything is perfect.


Six-Gun Snow White Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481444736
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 10th, 2015

A New York Times bestselling author offers a brilliant reinvention of one of the best-known fairy tales of all time with Snow White as a gunslinger in the mythical Wild West.

Forget the dark, enchanted forest. Picture instead a masterfully evoked Old West where you are more likely to find coyotes as the seven dwarves.


Deathless Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765326317
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - February 14th, 2012

A glorious retelling of the Russian folktale Marya Morevna and Koschei the Deathless from Catherynne M. Valente, set in a mysterious version of St. Petersburg during the first half of the 20th century


The Past Is Red Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250301130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 20th, 2021

“The Candide of our #@$\*%?! age.”— Ken Liu, award-winning author

Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with The Past Is Red, the enchanting, dark, funny, angry story of a girl who made two terrible mistakes: she told the truth and she dared to love the world.


Radiance: A Novel Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780765335302
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - October 18th, 2016

Radiance is a decopunk pulp SF alt-history space opera mystery set in a Hollywood-and solar system-very different from our own, from Catherynne M. Valente, the phenomenal talent behind the New York Times bestselling The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.


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The Unwilling Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778309406
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Published: Mira Books - February 11th, 2020

"Fantasy at its most sublime."--Erin Morgenstern, NYT bestselling author of The Night Circus

A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride...


The Unwilling Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778388241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - May 25th, 2021

Suspenseful, magical, wonderfully written... An essential addition to all epic-fantasy collections. --Booklist, starred review

An epic tale of greed and ambition, cruelty and love, this deeply immersive novel is about bowing to traditions and burning them down.


The Broken Tower Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778331797
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mira Books - January 25th, 2022

Deeply immersive, this penetrating tale of magic, faith and self-determination is the brilliant sequel to Kelly Braffet's The Unwilling


Josie and Jack: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780618441433
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - February 4th, 2005

THRILLINGLY DANGEROUS, WORRYINGLY LIKEABLE: SOME SIBLINGS ARE BETTER KEPT APART • NOW A FILM, DIRECTED BY SARAH LANCASTER

Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home.


Last Seen Leaving Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780618919765
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Published: Mariner Books - November 9th, 2007

As she did in her darkly thrilling debut, Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet again explores the often ambiguous nature of love and danger in a riveting novel of suspense. When twenty-something drifter Miranda Cassidy wrecks her car one night on the way home from a bar, she seizes the accident as an opportunity to reinvent her life.


Save Yourself Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780385347341
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - August 6th, 2013

A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller."


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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788870
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tordotcom - November 2nd, 2021

Red White & Royal Blue meets Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell in debut author Freya Marske’s A Marvellous Light, featuring an Edwardian England full of magic, contracts, and conspiracies.


Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593237809
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - May 18th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Malorie comes a chilling story that revolves around a mysterious small town, revealing its sinister secrets one by one.

“Must-read horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781594749766
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, this unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist blends teen angst and unspeakable horrors into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.


A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined.


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All's Well: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982169664
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

From the author of Bunny, which Margaret Atwood hails as “genius,” comes a dazzling and darkly funny novel about a theater professor who is convinced staging Shakespeare’s most maligned play will remedy all that ails her—but at what cost?

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF SUMMER 2021 SELECTED BY * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * VULTURE * L


The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316542753
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

On the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire, two women--a princess and a soldier--will haggle over the price of a nation in this richly imagined, breath-taking sapphic epic fantasy filled with rebellion, espionage, and assassinations.
 Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts


Yes & I Love You Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728229614
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - March 2nd, 2021

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren brings the heat in this complex story of:


Come Again Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316329675
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 24th, 2021

Can you fall in love for the first time twice?


Folklorn Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781645660163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Erewhon - April 27th, 2021

A genre-defying, continents-spanning saga of Korean myth, scientific discovery, and the abiding love that binds even the most broken of families.

Elsa Park is a particle physicist at the top of her game, stationed at a neutrino observatory in the Antarctic, confident she's put enough distance between her ambitions and the family ghosts she's run from all her life.


Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307961167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography • “One of the most beautiful biographies I've ever read." —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Untamed


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307739636
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Published: Vintage - May 11th, 2010

Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award

"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales."—John Updike, The New York Times Book Review
 


The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316300131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2020

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem
 
"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)


AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525658559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Truth and lies are two sides of the same coin. But who's flipping it?

A thought-provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction from one of the world's leading deceivers, the creator and star of the astonishing theater show and forthcoming film In & Of Itself.


Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has eve


Road of Bones Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250274304
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 25th, 2022

Christopher Golden's Road of Bones is a stunning supernatural thriller set in Siberia, where a film crew is covering an elusive ghost story about a highway built on top of the bones of prisoners of Stalin's gulag.


A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250267689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - May 11th, 2021

A 2021 NEIBA Book Award Finalist!

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novel


Hollow Empire: A Poison War Novel (The Poison Wars #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780765396945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - December 1st, 2020

Moving from poison and treachery to war and witchcraft, Sam Hawke's Poison Wars continue with Hollow Empire, a fabulous epic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, and Scott Lynch.


Cemetery Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking."

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.


Winter's Orbit Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250758859
Availability: Available Now
Published: Tor Books - February 2nd, 2021

Poetry Society of NH: January Round Robin

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is back! This January they will be holding a Poets In the Round round robin reading; anyone can join the circle to ask questions or make comments, or to share their poetry! Bring four or five of your favorite poems (your own compositions, or someone else's) and we'll go around reading poems, asking questions, and discussing poems. Feel free to bring copies to share!

Midnight Merriment!

It's finally here! Join us downtown for festivities everywhere you look! At Gibson's, discounts will get progressively higher through the night, culminating in a storewide 25% off sale from 11 PM on. See you downtown!

New policy on $100 bills

Not sure if this has made it into the news much, but there has been a DRAMATIC increase in the number of counterfeit $100 bills in circulation.  Gibson's cannot accept $100 bills until the situation abates. There are a lot of banks on the Main St. who are happy to make change. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Find Waldo 2019

Waldo is back! From July 1st to July 31st, hunt for Waldo in 25 businesses in Downtown Concord (hint: parents, this is a good way to occupy children for an afternoon or five).

When you’ve collected at least 10 different store stamps/signatures, bring them to Gibson’s Bookstore, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off” coupon (limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).

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