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03 Jun
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Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Signup Ends June 7

This year, publishers are once again offering specials on titles chosen for the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce program.

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22 May

A Q&A With Ocean Vuong, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous “already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks.

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15 May

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

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13 May
2019 Summer Kids INL teaser

The Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 50 titles on the Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming May Kids’ Box.

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08 May

Indie Booksellers Name the 20 Indies Introduce Debut Titles for Summer/Fall 2019

Booksellers can sign up now to take advantage of special publisher offers on the 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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08 May

ABA Member Booksellers to Moderate Editors’ Buzz Panels at BookExpo

At the 2019 Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panels, editors will discuss the upcoming titles they believe readers and the media will be buzzing about this fall.

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06 May

The Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Here’s a preview of the Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier, which ABA member stores in the IndieBound movement will be receiving in the May Box mailing.

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01 May
Front cover of the June Indie Next List featuring Ocean Vuong's new book

The June 2019 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the June 2019 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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16 Apr
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

A Q&A With Sarah Blake, Author of May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Sarah Blake has written a stunning and complex novel that lingers in your mind long after the last page,” said Dana Brigham of Brookline Booksmith about The Guest Book.

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15 Apr

Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Winners by April 24

ABA member booksellers can go online and vote for their favorite titles from finalists chosen by a jury of booksellers until Wednesday, April 24.

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10 Apr

Livestream Announcement of Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists Set for April 15

Booksellers are encouraged to inform their customers that the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prize will be announced via livestream on the Prize’s website.

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09 Apr

ALA Announces Top 11 Challenged Books in 2018

The American Library Association has released its list of the books that were most frequently banned or challenged in schools or libraries in 2018.

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01 Apr
May INL teaser

The May 2019 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles featured on the May 2019 Indie Next List flier, which is on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement.

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25 Mar

The April ’19 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The April Indie Next List’s 12 Now in Paperback titles are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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19 Mar
I Miss You When I Blink cover

A Q&A With Mary Laura Philpott, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Through both laughter and tears, readers will exclaim, ‘Yes, yes, this is ME!’ Don’t miss this gem!” said Book Vault’s Nancy Simpson-Brice of the forthcoming memoir-in-essays I Miss You When I Blink.

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