Lamenting that so many awesome exclusives are at SDCC and you aren’t? Fear not, Barnes and Nobles is hosting a special event, dubbed Get Pop-Cultured, featuring a special theme each week in the month of July. July 9th is a special day in which participating B&Ns will sell select SDCC exclusives, including all those delicious Funko Pops.
Naturally, you’ll wish to check with your local B&N to make sure they are participating and get in line accordingly if you wish to get an exclusive. The other slight caveat is that we don’t yet know which exclusives they will feature but we do know they will at least feature some, if not all, Diamond Select Toys, Funko, and Titans items. Below is a list of the month’s events described by B&N along with the Comic Convention Collectibles event. Happy hunting!
All month: Throwback Thursdays
Join us every Thursday for a nostalgic journey as we relive the most iconic moments in pop culture from the 1950s through the 1990s. Come explore the dynamic influence that books, toys, games, music, movies, TV, and fashion had on society. On July 2, it’s a throwback to the 1950s; on July 9, it’s the 1960s; we’ll celebrate the 1970s on July 16, the 1980s on July 23, and the 1990s on July 30.
July 3–5: Time Travel Weekend
On July 3 at 7pm, we’re celebrating Doctor Who! Enjoy trivia, giveaways, a special offer, and more. Come dressed as your favorite character and join the fun. On July 4 at 10am, we’re traveling back millions of years with Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark. Young paleontologists are invited to explore the age of dinosaurs with fun activities, giveaways, and a special offer. On July 5 at 2pm, be transported to the intriguing world of Outlander with trivia, giveaways, and more.
July 8–12: DC Comics™ Days
Come in for a special offer on all DC Comics graphic novels and get a free “Young Gotham” comic collection and poster while supplies last. Also enjoy other giveaways and activities. Cosplay is welcomed!
July 9–12: Comic Convention Collectibles
While supplies last, pick up shared exclusive collectibles from Diamond Select Toys, Funko, and Titans.
July 13 and 14: Harper Lee Celebration
On July 13, all stores nationwide will read To Kill a Mockingbird from start to finish. The read-a-thon will feature a variety of special guest readers, including authors and local celebrities. On July 14, Go Set a Watchman goes on sale! Visit our Cafe stores from 7am to 10am and get a free tall coffee with your purchase of Go Set a Watchman. Plus, the first 20 customers to buy the book will receive a free exclusive To Kill a Mockingbird reusable tote.
July 17, 7pm: Minions Fun
“Bello!” (That’s how Minions say, “Hello!”) Sign up now for our Minions Fun event. Become a certified Minion and attend Villain-Con in our stores to help search for the most despicable villain to follow. Activities and giveaways round out the fun. Contact your local store to sign up.
July 18: Star Wars™ Saturday
Fans of all ages join us for exclusive products, activities, cosplay, trivia, and a chance to win a Star Wars character standee (no purchase necessary. Must be 13 or older). See a bookseller for complete details.
July 19: Manga Mania
Discover this popular style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Enjoy a special offer, activities, and giveaways.
July 24, 7pm: Fangirl Friday
Fangirls unite and celebrate fandom. Get introduced to the Women of Marvel, enjoy cosplay, giveaways, and much more. And while supplies last, pick up the Vinyl Vixen Metallic Wonder Woman, available only at Barnes & Noble.
July 25: Vinyl Day
Explore our assortment of vinyl records with events celebrating vinyl culture, including giveaways, special offers, and exclusives.
July 26: James Patterson Day
Celebrate America’s bestselling author with a special one-day-only offer on all adult, kids’, and teen books by James Patterson.
July 28, 7pm, and July 31, 7pm: Dr. Seuss Spectacular
What pet should we get? In celebration of the newly discovered Dr. Seuss book What Pet Should I Get?, kids of all ages are invited to help us decide what pet we should get at a special Storytime event on July 28 at 7pm. On July 31 at 7pm, join us for the Dr. Seuss Spectacular, a celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss. There’s fun to be done!
Images and event descriptions courtesy of Barnes and Nobles