Southern Indie Bestsellers

1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437

2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214

4. Missing You
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953494

5. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034489

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Shelley Mickle

Shelley Mickle
“I was not an easy child. I was known for throwing screaming mimi fits.”

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Okra Picks

On talking behind the backs of your customers

In which her ladyship, the editor wonders why only April gets the pleasure of being Poetry Month, the booksellers at Avid Bookshop admit they talk about their customers behind their backs (but they say the very nicest things), and Ms. Ann B. Ross admits that Miss Julia has, well, taken over. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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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.

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