You may not be able to browse the shelves of the your favorite Southern indie, but booksellers will always find a way to connect great books with readers even if they have to socially distance to do it! Click on a cover to order online from a great indie--and thank them for the recommendation.

Authors 'Round the South will be updating this page every day with new bookseller recommendations. But wait…there's MORE!

The list at the right has hundreds of great recommendations from historical fiction, young adult titles, sci fi and fantasy and everything in between--all lovingly selected by the people who love books.

So, show an indie bookstore some love, and get reading!



In the time of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, the Paragraph may prove to be the quickest entry into a good read. Read with meaning, enthusiasm, and feeling, readers share their favorite paragraphs here at Parapalooza. Tell us the title, tell us the author, read aloud, record and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

Do you know your Southern lit?

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

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. Need some hints or looking for answers? Pssst.