Learn more about the importance of independent bookstores
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IndieBound is an initiative of the American Booksellers Association dedicated to making the world better one independent bookstore at a time.
Locally owned, independent businesses pump money back into their communities by way of taxes, payrolls, and purchases. That means more money for sound schools, green parks, strong fire departments, and smooth roads, all in your neighborhood.
Independent bookstores have always occupied a special place in communities. Through IndieBound — and the Indie Next List fliers and Indie Bestseller Lists — readers find trusted, bookseller-curated reading options, newly discovered writers, and a real choice for buying.
IndieBound allows indie booksellers to communicate this vital role they play in their local economies and communities. It allows authors to show their dedication to indies nationwide, easily done by linking to thousands of indie bookstores through IndieBound.org. And it allows consumers to feel that their actions are a part of a larger picture — to know that their choices make a difference and that others are working toward the same goals.
Check out the Indie Next List & Indie Bestseller Lists
The monthly Indie Next List, compiles recommendations from passionate and knowledgeable independent booksellers all over the country. The weekly Indie Bestseller Lists offer a snapshot of the most popular books at indie bookstores nationwide.
Buying Books on IndieBound
Enter your zip code in the “Buy at Local Store” box to find an independent bookstore near you and a link to purchase through its website.
Click on the Bookshop buy button on any book page to purchase a book and support the network of independent bookstores.