The January/February 2017 issue of Martha Stewart Living highlights great reading choices and indie bookstores in a six-page feature, “Hit the Books! Our Reading List for 2017.” Included is a two-page, illustrated map highlighting select independent bookstores from across the U.S.
Among the bookstores featured on the map, illustrated by Michael Kirkham, are Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, Montana; Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado; Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon; Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Michigan; Bookworks in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo, New York; Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, California; Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina; and Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont.
Accompanying the map is an encouragement to shop local as well as instructions to visit IndieBound.org for more indie bookstore ideas. “When you shop at your neighborhood bookstore,” the article notes, “you support your local economy and also join a community that cares deeply about the written word. Behold our list; for a shop near you, go to IndieBound.com.”
The article, which features photography by Paul Sirisalee, also highlights book suggestions from Martha Stewart and friends, including Trevor Noah, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Judy Blume, and others; forthcoming titles recommended by National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas; information about finding and caring for rare books; and a guide to resources for e-books, audiobooks, and local library access.
Thanks to Martha Stewart Living for allowing Bookselling This Week to share the link to the story “Hit the Books! Our Reading List for 2017” and the map with our readers.