Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hark the IndieBound January Mystery/Suspense list.

What Is IndieBound, you ask?
Remember BookSense? It is now IndieBound an organization dedicated to help the independent businesses "celebrate the powers that make us unique and declare the causes which compel us to remain independent".

IndieBound Next list is comprised of titles recommended from independent stores across America. Here is the new list:

January Mystery/Suspense

Chasing Smoke by Bill Cameron (Bleak House Books)

The Face of a Killer by Robin Burcell (Poisoned Pen Press)

Bad Traffic: An Inspector Jian Novel by Simon Lewis (Scribner)

A Beautiful Place to Die: A Novel by Malla Nunn (Atria)

The Kiss Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (Penguin)

Why shop Indie? When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:
The Economy
  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
The Environment
  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
The Community
  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

IndieBound supports Independent Business Alliances around the country. To find an alliance near you, visit AMIBA or BALLE.

Learn more about IndieBound.

And Join here

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