Indie booksellers design beautiful displays for books they believe in. They suggest books they love. They help build a sense of community. Every month, indie booksellers pick their favorite books and vote on them, creating the Indie Next list. (The Orchard was number two on their list last September.) I can't imagine a world without independent bookstores.
I came here planning to post information on an upcoming book event, but then my brain took off in the direction of indie love.
Indie booksellers have been a powerful force behind the success of The Orchard. I know of independent booksellers who've hand sold hundreds of copies. They've LOANED the book to customers who said it sounded boring. They've tied customers up and made them sit in chairs while reading the book to them. Wait. I think that last one was just a dream. But you know...
But anyway, back to my post.
I will be in Winona, Minnesota, September 25 to help celebrate the ten-year anniversary of The Book Shelf. They have a lovely dinner planned. Here is a bit from
The Book Shelf website: