This week, The American Booksellers Association has announced the 2008 Indie Bestsellers, this year's top-selling titles at independent bookstores across the country. The list features the 15 bestselling books in Hardcover Fiction, Hardcover Nonfiction, Trade Paperback Fiction, Trade Paperback Nonfiction, and Children's and Young Adult categories. Something for everyone on your list, no doubt.
If you're looking for more detailed feedback on some of the year's best books, NPR's Morning Edition featured this interview with select independent booksellers across the country to get some holiday suggestions. From the NPR website: "The booksellers' picks cover a territory wide and wild, from the snow-covered terrain of North Dakota in Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl, to the forests of 1929 North Carolina in Ron Rash's Serena. Oh, and for the Scrooge on your list? How about The Man Who Invented Christmas, the story of how Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol helped create the holiday spirit?"
Support your independent booksellers this season: buy books locally!