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Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of "The Light Pirate"

Indie Next List #1 Pick for December

“Indie bookstores are the gateway to the story drug for a lot of people, myself included. I remember going to the local bookstore when I was growing up, which was probably thirty minutes away, and feeling like I was visiting some mythical landscape.” --Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of The Light Pirate

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.



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