19 Jun

Indie Bookstores Celebrate Juneteenth

This year for Juneteenth, indie bookstores put up displays, posted on social media, held events, and appeared at local celebrations. Here are how a few of our member stores celebrated Juneteenth. 

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19 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with K. A. Cobell

“This book is a powerful and thought-provoking read that skillfully blends the narratives of four distinct characters. It is a story about the importance of community, the search for belonging, and the heart-wrenching realities of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). If you’re looking for a book that will leave you on the edge of your seat, challenging you to see through the smoke and discover the killer, this book is a must-read,” said Kromeklia Bryant of Solid State Books in Washington, DC.

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19 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Briony Cameron

The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye is an action-packed pirate story full of adventure, and all things that pirates do... Debut author Briony Cameron did a marvelous job of writing a buccaneering novel that will keep you reading late into the night,” said Kelly Evert of Village Book & Paper Dreams in Bellingham and Lynden, Washington.

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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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