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Bikes and books in May! BookPeople has a great reason to ride!


During National Bike Month, BookPeople is giving you yet another great reason to ride. During Saturdays in May, ride your bike to the bookstore and receive 10% off your purchase! Just bring us some evidence of your pedal-based mode of transport--walking in with windblown hair, or better yet your helmet--and know that the discount includes most items, but used books, some select titles, and consignment items are not available for the special discount. Bikes and books on a beautiful Moscow Saturday--it doesn't get better than that!


Attention: sadly, due to a change in our magazine distributor's terms, we will no longer be able to stock magazines at BookPeople of Moscow. (There are a few we will be able to get by other means but not the majority.) We have researched the alternatives and unfortunately there are none that will work for us due to the relatively low volume of magazines that sell. We will be clearing out our magazines by the end of this week, including the new issues that just arrived last Friday, so please come purchase any magazines that you want before the end of the week. Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came out on May 2 to support indie bookstores and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! It was a fun-filled and bustling day, and we were thrilled to see so many of you in the store. We still have a a selection of the limited edition merchandise, including signed prints by Chris Ware and Allie Brosh, a book-lover's boxed set of titles including The Bookman's Tale and The Borrower, and smart and stylish sweet tea towels featuring quotes by Nora Ephron and Sherman Alexie. Stop in for these unique book and story-themed items while supplies last!

Building: Stories
Signed & Numbered print

Created by Chris Ware especially for Independent Bookstore Day: a wordless print about reading, parenting, and education consisting of images from his award-winning Building: Stories. A limited edition of 500 signed, numbered giclée prints on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm 100% acid-free fine art paper, shrink wrapped on acid-free foam core.
Price: $75.00

Books about Books
Boxed set

The ultimate booklovers boxed set. Includes special IBD-only editions of Shadow of the Wind; 84, Charring Cross Road; The Borrower; and The Bookman’s Tale in a beautifully designed box
Price: $40.00

“American books everyone should read”: A Consensus cloud from top lists & prizes by David McCandless

A limited-edition, signed infographic print of popular books and authors from David McCandless, author of Knowledge is Beautiful and The Visual Miscellaneum. Each subject is color-coded and each title is written in the font of the original book jacket.
Price: $20.00

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In a brilliant answer to the universal missing sock conundrum, the Throx company makes sets of socks in 3s! These special Stripey Christopher Moore F*ck Throx make reference to the favorite expletive of Pocket (from the Moore novel Fool): f*ckstockings!, and Abby Normal’s “f*cksocks” from A Dirty Job. You rock my stripey socks!
Price: $16.00

Urgent, Unheard Stories
by Roxane Gay

A mini-collection of essays on books, reading, and the world of contemporary literature by Roxane Gay available as a limited edition, signed chapbook.
Price: $10.00


Finders Keepers Broadside

This color broadside from Stephen King’s forthcoming novel, Finders Keepers, is a love letter to passionate readers, written in King’s own hand. Suitable for framing.
Price: $12.00

Hyperbole & a Half Broadside

Bring a little Allie Brosh home with this signed four-color print from her remarkable debut, Hyperbole and a Half. A perfect collectible for Allie Brosh’s legions of fans, this high quality print is suitable for framing.
Price: $15.00

Guess How Much

Made of 100% soft European quality cotton. This onesie has snaps at the bottom making it easy to change and dress little ones. Each onesie comes with a specially designed hang-tag reading “Made exclusively in support of indie bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day 2015” with IBD logo. Start ‘em early!
Price: $18.99

Original Signed

Author/illustrator Dav Pilkey has created an original image of his world-wide bestselling character, Captain Underpants especially for IBD. Printed on linen stock and signed by the author.
Price: $10.00

Huckleberry Finn’s Mississippi River Journey: A Literary Map from Plotted (NOT AVAILABLE AT BOOKPEOPLE OF MOSCOW)

A lush, hand-drawn road map depicting Huck’s river journey. The map, which will appear in Plotted: A Literary Atlas, has been extended and expanded upon for IBD.
Price: $7.95

The “Bad Citizen” Stencil:
Margaret Atwood

We’re starting a tradition. Last year’s Bad Citizen stencil (for California Bookstore Day) quoted Don DeLillo and garnered lots of collector enthusiasm. Suitable for use as a stencil or as a stand-alone art piece, this year’s stencil quotes Margaret Atwood’s poem “Spelling”: A word after a word after a word is power.
Price: $35.00

Funny Ha Ha: Jokes & Riddles From Our
Best-Loved Illustrators

A full-color page-turner for the 6-11 crowd. This collection is made up of original art from some our best-loved and most recognizable children’s illustrators (including Fort Greene's own Betsy Lewin!). The jokes are a mix of old groaners, originals and a few shaggy dogs. Designed by Christy Hale.
Price: $15.00

Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals and Other Torments

A collection of personal essays (and a few short stories) by many of our favorite writers who were given the prompt, “My ________ From Hell” and set loose. The results—which cover everything from online dating to the death of a childhood classmate—are often laugh-out-loud, frequently heart-rending and sometimes downright jaw-dropping. With cover art by Rich Black.
Price: $16.00

“Sweet” Literary Tea Towel Set

These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno, the “sweet” towels read: "Reading is escape and the opposite of escape. –Nora Ephron" and "What kind of life can you have in a house without books? –Sherman Alexie". Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.
Price: $20.00


These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno, the “salty” towels read: "It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. –Lemony Snicket" and "People that like to read are always a little fucked up. –Pat Conroy". Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.
Price: $20.00

A Literary Map of the Seas

Following on the heels of the successful Literary Map of California created by 3Fish Studios in San Francisco for California Bookstore Day in 2014, comes the Literary Map of the Seas, a hand drawn fine art print of 24 great books set in the ocean. Includes classics from The Odyssey and Moby Dick to modern favorites like The Life of Pi, Plover, Pippi in the South Seas, and Swamplandia!. A full-color, gallery quality giclee print suitable for framing.
Price: $40.00






































































































































































Our mission is to serve readers and writers of all ages with a handpicked selection of great books and gifts, a schedule of engaging events, a variety of community services, and an inspiring, comfortable place in which all are welcome.


The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has just posted the PNBA Bestseller List for May 17, 2015. This list shows books that are bestsellers in our region, and while there is some overlap with national bestseller lists, there are many that are unique to our region!


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Do you appreciate being able to buy tickets at BookPeople for all sorts of cultural events? Did you know we lose a considerable amount of money on credit card processing fees and staff time for providing box offices services for so many organizations? Please show your appreciation and help us continue providing this service by also buying a book when you're picking up your tickets. Thank you!


You know that you improve the entire community when you shop at BookPeople. You can also benefit the specific organizations of your choice! Apply your bookstore purchases whenever you shop to one of the participating organization's customer accounts, and we will donate to them a percentage of our profit from that sale.