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Happy Buy Indie Day!

indieboundThe good people over at Indie Bound have declared today, May 1st, “Buy Indie Day!” Now, I’m all about a day specifically dedicated to buying books, and this one, in particular, urges you to get out and support your local independent bookstore. My two favorites? Books of Wonder in NYC and The Tattered Cover here in Denver. if you don’t already have a favorite local indie store, you can use Indie Bound’s neat store locator to find one in your neighborhood.

But what should you buy? Well, the paperback edition of Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson is available now, as is S. Terrell French‘s debut Operation Redwood. And don’t forget Band Geeked Out by Josie Bloss, the sequel to Band Geek Love! Or #1 New York Times bestseller Evermore by Alyson Noel.

But say — for whatever reason — you want to expand the possibilities beyond kt literary clients. Well, then, why don’t you do as kt lit client Stephanie Perkins is, and take today as an opportunity to pick up one or more of those books you keep meaning to read, and haven’t gotten to yet. You know — the ones that embarrass you to admit you haven’t read yet.

What’s on MY list? To make it worse, they’re books that I already own, but haven’t read yet. Books like Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and Extras by Scott Westerfeld.

*hangs head in shame*

So today, when I head to Tattered Cover to pick up City of Ashes and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, keep me company and let me know what’s on your May reading lists, or what you’re going to buy today!

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