Southern Indie Bestsellers

1. The Goldfinch
Donna Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Donna Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586 
3. The Book of Life
Donna Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025596
4. Lucky Us 
Amy Bloom, Random House, $26, 9781400067244 
5. The Heist
Donna Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320056



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Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe

Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe
“But then there I was, standing on your front porch with a suitcase ready to stay the night and I thought, What if she is crazy and I’m about to enter Crazy-Land?.”

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Okra Picks

On fighting over who will get the check.

In which indie bookstores get their day, Lauren Becall wouldn't have been Lauren Becall without Mr. William Faulkner, Ms. Kim Boykin has a special place in her heart for her hair stylist, and a group of old friends fight with Mr. Pat Conroy over who will pick up the tab for lunch. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Increase your karmic footprint.

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.

Play a sample puzzle online! | See the answers