01 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Zoë Bossiere

Cactus Country is all about landscape: of Arizona and the hot desert, of childhood and its constant developments, of gender and its fluidity. Zoë Bossiere is sharing a much-needed story of a childhood outside of the gender binary in a world built to misunderstand," said Frances Metzger of Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, Montana.

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01 May

Q&A with Lindsay Currie, Author of May/June Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Mystery of Locked Rooms”

“Full of clever puzzles, exciting rooms and adventures, and (of course) a little bit spooky. I love a good ‘kids solve it themselves’ story, and this one had the perfect character trio front and center. This book made me want to be a kid again,” said Jordan Felkey of Three Avenues Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois.


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25 Apr

ABFE and Allies File Amicus Brief Opposing Iowa Book Bans

ABFE and a coalition of allied organizations have filed an amicus brief in the Eight Circuit Appellate Court in support of two lawsuits challenging Iowa's book ban law on constitutional grounds: PRH et al. v. Robbins and GLBT Youth et al. v. Reynolds.

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24 Apr

A Q&A with Kaliane Bradley, Author of May Indie Next List Top Pick “The Ministry of Time”

The Ministry of Time is a rare story that mashes up favorite time-worn tropes — from Star Trek to spy thrillers to Victorian romances — in a crucible of colonialism and the pitfalls of diversity in a near-future London. Oh, and it’s sexy as hell,” said Amanda Qassar of Warwick’s in La Jolla, California.
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19 Apr

Free Expression Friday x Independent Bookstore Day: Lauren Groff's The Lynx

 Lauren Groff is the author of The Vaster Wilds, Matrix, Florida, and others. She is also the owner of the indie bookstore The Lynx, which will have its grand opening in Gainesville, Florida, on April 28 (but will be open on April 27 for Independent Bookstore Day). Earlier this week, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2024.


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