10 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Sylvie Cathrall

"Told entirely through letters, Cathrall’s writing engages the reader’s curiosity by transporting them into an underwater fantasy world that manages to feel at once cozy and familiar, unknown and mysterious,” said Stephanie Skees of The Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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10 Apr

May/June 2024 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the titles on the May/June 2024 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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09 Apr

Planning a Secure Drag Story Time Event

In the current climate, drag story time events are powerful statements of inclusion. They also entail risk of online harassment, confrontational protests, and even bomb threats. Here are some things to consider when planning a drag story event in your store.

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05 Apr

Free Expression Friday: Second Star to the Right

Dea Lavoie is the owner of Second Star to the Right Books in Denver, CO and a founder of the nonprofit book access organization Books to Kids. Sophie Nogar is the Store Manager and Event Coordinator for Second Star and an organizer of the Gay It Forward program, among many others.

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03 Apr

The May 2024 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 25 Indie Next List and 6 Now in Paperback picks on the May 2024 Indie Next List flier.

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