Friday, November 26, 2010
Buy Indie, Pass It On
Sisters in Crime member Dana Stabenow led the cybercharge today on her blog to “buy one book from an independent bookseller” and spread the word about what you bought and where you bought it.
As Dana says, the big digital and brick-and-mortar bookstores are great, but if everyone buys one book from an indie today, those stores have a much greater chance of being with us next year.
Here at the SinC Blog, we’re glad to join the “buy a book from an indie today” chorus. And we’d love to hear what you bought and where you bought it – and anything else you want to tell us about your favorite indie. We love to talk about indies and we know that you do, too.
SinC president Cathy Pickens started off her holiday season with a stop at Park Road Books in Charlotte, N.C., where she picked up “Lie After Lie” by Lara Bricker and “Operation Dark Heart” by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer.
I began my own gift shopping with Mystery Loves Company, based in Oxford, Md., and the purchase of “The Penguin Who Knew Too Much” by Donna Andrews and “Dame Agatha’s Shorts” by Elena Santangelo.
After finding out about Cathy’s selections, though, I’m thinking I just may have to call Park Road Books or Mystery Loves Company for a copy of “Lie After Lie.” It sounds interesting.
See how this works?
It doesn’t matter what day you read this blog entry; we hope you’ll buy one book from an indie and tell us about it. Although, be warned, no one that we know has been able so far to limit themselves to a single book purchase (including Dana).
And, if you need help in finding an indie, go to IndieBound.org where you’ll find a search engine that can locate an independent bookseller in your area.
So, tell us: what did you buy from an indie today?
By Kathie Felix