19 Apr

Free Expression Friday x Independent Bookstore Day: Lauren Groff's The Lynx

 Lauren Groff is the author of The Vaster Wilds, Matrix, Florida, and others. She is also the owner of the indie bookstore The Lynx, which will have its grand opening in Gainesville, Florida, on April 28 (but will be open on April 27 for Independent Bookstore Day). Earlier this week, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2024.


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17 Apr

The Indie Cooking Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Cooking Bestseller List based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 14, 2024. 

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12 Apr

Free Expression Friday: Texas Freedom to Read Project (Laney Hawes)

Laney Hawes is a Texas parent and a co-founder of the Texas Freedom to Read Project.

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10 Apr

This Week in Book Challenges

Here is an update on the latest book challenges for the weeks of April 3, 2024 and April 10, 2024.



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10 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Elaine U. Cho

“Elaine Cho articulates the delicate details of intergalactic celebrity politics and nuances of queerness and racism in this incredible space opera. We follow Ocean and her found family in the form of a spaceship crew, setting off from a distant-future Korea. The twists and turns in Ocean’s Godori will leave you breathless," said Devon Overley of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio.


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