Whitney Gardner, author of the Indies Introduce young adult debut You’re Welcome, Universe, “has managed to make a very specific and angst-filled story universally appealing and lovable,” said Molly Olivo of Barstons Child’s Play.
Robert Seethaler is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut A Whole Life, which Ingrid Goatson of Boulder Book Store called “a rare kind of book that will be hard for anyone not to love.”
Krystal Sutherland is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce young adult debut Our Chemical Hearts, “a beautiful story of young love, loss, and healing,” said Jill Stein of J&J’s Children’s Books.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.