Southern Indie Bestsellers

 

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062330260

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
4. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
5. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341

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I like a certain amount of surprise in my life, but when it comes to getting older I've found I'd like to have fair warning about what to expect.

Donald Hall, a former Poet Laureate and National Medal of the Art winner, has written a beautiful collection of essays from the vantage point of 86 years old.

They are funnier than I imagined they would be, as well as inspiring and heartening, and the prose is pitch perfect.


Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall (Houghton Mifflin) Recommended by Amanda at Inkwood Books Tampa FL 
9780544287044

Okra Picks

Secret Wisdom of the EarthExplore a little-known story of the civil rights movement, in which black and white citizens in one Alabama city worked together nonviolently to end segregation.

Mention the civil rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace. In an engaging celebration of this lesser-known chapter in American and African-American history, author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis show children how racial discrimination, bullying, and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuity.

Buy from an indie | Read the first chapter!

On the not dumb questions we like to ask.

In which Mr. Thomas Pierce thinks that every teenager is looking for a bible, Mr. T. Geronimo Johnson thinks you can go home again, but you might not recognize it when you get there, and the Booksellers at Laurelwood cheerfully answer some not-dumb questions.

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Parapalooza!

Parapalooza

paragraphs worth spreading

Kathy & Becky Hepinstall

Kathy & Becky Hepinstall
“Women often fought in wars disguised as men. Many women died doing it – it’s a fascinating story of women that needs to be heard..”

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SIBA Book Award

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Free Book Stimulus Plan

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Free BookWe understand that you can buy books anywhere.  You understand that while loving independent bookstores is a wonderful thing, loving them with your shopping dollars is even more wonderful! 
These Southern Indie Booksellers want to entice you to shop with them.  Buy online or in store from any of these shops, then complete the form below and mail it in with your receipt and get a free book.  
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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

Play a sample puzzle online! | See the answers