13 Jul
Where's Waldo at Brick & Mortar Books

Bookstores Take on Find Waldo Local 2022

This July, independent bookstores are dedicating displays and hiding spots for the beloved bespectacled character, Waldo.

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13 Jul
Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Oscar Hokeah

“Far more than merely the story of family, this amazing novel uses words to evoke the power of being part of Tribe and the ‘medicine’ it can create,” said Calvin Crosby of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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06 Jul
Riverman: An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 3, 2022. 

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06 Jul
The Many Daughters Of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

The August 2022 Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 25 Indie Next List and 6 Now in Paperback picks on the August 2022 Indie Next List flier.

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06 Jul
Melissa Albert’s Our Crooked Hearts

A Q&A with Melissa Albert, Author of July/August Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Our Crooked Hearts”

“Two storylines — past and present — converge into one when a mother’s past mistakes come back to hunt her daughter,” said Megan Irland of The River's End Bookstore in Oswego, New York.

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