Be a Part of the Story

Lena Dunham, Indies First Spokesperson for 2016

 Lena Dunham, Indies First Spokesperson for 2016

December 2016 Indie Next List #1 Great Read


On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
MOONGLOW: A Novel, by Michael Chabon


View this month's complete Indie Next List.


View from a bookseller

“The intersection of world history and family history, the interplay of memory and imagination, a tangle of humor and grief, and the blurred and shifting line that separates sanity and madness all come into play in this stunning book. In the months before his death, Chabon’s grandfather revealed much of his life to his grandson. On that foundation, Chabon has built a novel filled with family stories, World War II episodes — including an appearance by Wernher von Braun — an obsession with rocketry, and a vividly realized, against-all-odds love story. While all the characters are richly developed, the narrator’s grandfather — the brave, eccentric, anger-fueled, and deeply loving center of this novel — will remain with readers forever.”

Banna Rubinow, the river’s end bookstore, Oswego, NY


Indie Next authors talk about their books...


Zadie Smith reads from her new novel, SWING TIME, about which Peggy Latkovich (Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, OH) says: "In her gracefully written new work, the author of NW and White Teeth addresses the frustrations of family relations, the complications of race, the tyranny of celebrity, and the travesty of cultural appropriation. Smith looks at the fragile threads that tie friends together and how easily they can snap, and her prose flows without effort, granting even the most flawed characters — and there are many — a modicum of redemption.”


Indie Next around the web. . .

NPR
"Noah’s perspective of growing up as the son of a black woman and white man in South Africa during apartheid, mixed with his trademark humor, is both insightful and poignant. We in the U.S. are often presented with what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has termed ‘the danger of the single story,’ which depicts history only from the point of view of the oppressors. It is refreshing and enlightening to learn history from someone directly affected by the heinousness of the apartheid laws."


Karena Fagan, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA


Trevor Noah Says He Grew Up 'In The Shadow Of A Giant' (His Mom)



Indie Next in Paperback. . .



Why shop local and indie?

When you shop at a locally owned independent business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local and $52 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

Learn more at IndieBound.org/spotlightamazon.

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.