BTW Articles

28 May
Indies Introduce author Ly Tran

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Ly Tran

"Though filled with struggle and pain, House of Sticks manages to glide on wings of hope and possibility," said Carrie Koepke of Skylark Bookshop.

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22 Jul
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Helen Atsma, Editor of "Afterparties"

"So’s book is a glittering example of what the best story collections do — welcome you fully into a world and render it with diamond-cut detail and deep-well empathy," said Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company.

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28 Jul
Virginia Feito, author of Mrs. March

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Virginia Feito, Author of "Mrs. March"

“I can't wait to discuss Mrs. March with customers,” said Carrie Koepke of Skylark Books, “perhaps over a freshly baked loaf of olive bread.”

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03 Aug
Amber McBride, author of Me (Moth)

An Indies Introduce Q&A with Amber McBride, Author of “Me (Moth)”

Kelsy April of Bank Square Books and Title IX Books in Mystic, CT, and Savoy Bookshop in Westerly, RI, called the book “Incredible. Poetic. Jaw dropping.”

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02 Aug
September Indie Next List Preview - Matrix by Lauren Groff

The September Indie Next List Preview

Here are the 25 Indie Next List and 6 Now in Paperback picks on the September 2021 Indie Next List flier.

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30 Jul
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ICYMI: July Education Roundup

During the month of July, the American Booksellers Association held the following education sessions on social media.

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21 Jul
Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Charlotte McConaghy on August Indie Next List Top Pick “Once There Were Wolves”

Once There Were Wolves affirms the importance of our connections to the human and more-than-human worlds that sustain us, worlds we sever at our own peril,” said Ben Platt of Jackson Hole Book Trader.

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23 Jul

The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

Here is the Indie Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 18, 2021.

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