“Hazel is funny, smart, insecure, and ultimately, brave. My nerdy, introverted, middle school self needed a book like this. A book that shows that it’s not ok for girls to be treated like their bodies are a distraction and something they should have to apologize for,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia.
“Presented with great illustrations, digestible science-based breakdowns, and — of course — spooky stories, this page-turner is bound to be a hit with any young nature lover, science fan, and adventurous reader you know,” said Ernio Hernandez of River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
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.