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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05 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Essie Chambers

“In gorgeous and fiery language, Chambers invites us into Diamond Newberry’s world. The only Black person left in Swift River after Pop’s mysterious disappearance. Diamond thinks she stands out for all of the wrong reasons. Getting her license will solve one of those problems, but it's also one more thing Diamond and her mother disagree on. As Diamond gains confidence through driving and learns more about the history of her family and Swift River, she begins to imagine something different for herself,” said Lisa Swayze of Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, New York.

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05 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Freddie Kölsch

“‘I don't love horror,’ you say, ‘I scare very easily.’ Right, same,” said Widener. “Forget the cover and listen: our hero Nesbit’s in love with Bastion, the world’s purest, most earnest jock, who happens to be the leader of a small but powerful coven. It's not until Bastion’s body is found half-devoured in the woods that the depth of his secrets begin to surface," said Emmy Widener of Changing Hands in Phoenix, Arizona.

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05 Jun

The Indie Romance Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Romance Bestseller List based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 2, 2024. 

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05 Jun

The Summer 2024 Reading Group Guide Preview

This guide includes the following categories: Dazzling Debuts, Family & Coming of Age, Historical Fiction, Other Worlds, and Thrills & Chills.
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