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25 Jun
Indies Take The Gold July 16-17, 2024

"Indies Take The Gold" Campaign To Counter Prime Days

“Indies Take The Gold” is an engaging marketing campaign designed to celebrate the spirit of community and excellence of independent bookstores during the Summer Olympics. 

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19 Jun

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Juneteenth

This year for Juneteenth, indie bookstores put up displays, posted on social media, held events, and appeared at local celebrations. Here are how a few of our member stores celebrated Juneteenth. 

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19 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with K. A. Cobell

“This book is a powerful and thought-provoking read that skillfully blends the narratives of four distinct characters. It is a story about the importance of community, the search for belonging, and the heart-wrenching realities of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). If you’re looking for a book that will leave you on the edge of your seat, challenging you to see through the smoke and discover the killer, this book is a must-read,” said Kromeklia Bryant of Solid State Books in Washington, DC.

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19 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Briony Cameron

The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye is an action-packed pirate story full of adventure, and all things that pirates do... Debut author Briony Cameron did a marvelous job of writing a buccaneering novel that will keep you reading late into the night,” said Kelly Evert of Village Book & Paper Dreams in Bellingham and Lynden, Washington.

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11 Jun

League of Women Voters and American Booksellers Association Partner to Get Out the Vote through Independent Bookstores

Today, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and League of Women Voters (LWV) announced a new partnership to educate and empower voters in 2024. The collaboration is part of ABA’s member and community campaign, “Get Out the VOTE,” which aims to equip independent bookstores to engage with voters. 

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