• Buying local means less packaging and less transportation. • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
• Local retailers are your friends and neighbors. • 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.
Learn More About The Importance Of Independent Bookstores
Locally owned, independent businesses pump money back into their communities by way of taxes, payrolls, and purchases. That means more money for sound schools, green parks, strong fire departments, and smooth roads, all in your neighborhood.
Independent bookstores have always occupied a special place in communities. Through IndieBound — and the Indie Next List fliers and Indie Bestseller Lists — readers find trusted, bookseller-curated reading options, newly discovered writers, and a real choice for buying.
IndieBound allows indie booksellers to communicate this vital role they play in their local economies and communities. It allows authors to show their dedication to indies nationwide, easily done by linking to thousands of indie bookstores through IndieBound.org. And it allows consumers to feel that their actions are a part of a larger picture — to know that their choices make a difference and that others are working toward the same goals.
Check Out The Indie Next List & Indie Bestseller Lists
The monthly Indie Next List, compiles recommendations from passionate and knowledgeable independent booksellers all over the country. The weekly Indie Bestseller Lists offer a snapshot of the most popular books at indie bookstores nationwide.
Buying Books On IndieBound
Enter your zip code in the “Buy at Local Store” box to find an independent bookstore near you and a link to purchase through its website.
Click on the Bookshop buy button on any book page to purchase a book and support the network of independent bookstores.