The IndieBound idea is strong in the US and the UK. Here are some articles and quotes to inspire you and give you faith that being indie (and local) is the best way to be.

March 2015

How Germany keeps Amazon at bay and literary culture alive (

The Rise of the Independent Bookstore (huffpost)

Bookshops and Community, by Matt Bialostocki (Booksellers NZ)

The Children's Bookshop: Wellington's Reading Warriors (LIANZA) 

January 2015

Indie Bookstore Day is coming to California (direct link to site) 

Illinois to make Amazon pay sales tax (Chicago business) 

October 2014 

Amazon's Monopsony is not okay, by Paul Krugman (New York Times) 

(Children's Bookshop, Christchurch)

September 2014 


June 2014

How to Shop in a Bookstore (Esquire magazine) 

January 2014

Consumers warned against "showrooming" (

The indie bookstore resurgence (US) (CNN Money)

December 2013

Indies first will most certainly not be last (Publishing Perspectives)

Small Business Saturday hailed as a success (The Telegraph)

Independent Bookstores turn a new page on brick and mortar retailing (Washington Post)

Indies first deemed a success thanks to 1000 hand-selling authors (Authors Guild)

November 2013

Indies First Day is celebrated by the L A Times

Places you will find celebrating Small Business Saturday

'If you care about your community, you should care about shopping local. If you care about the economy, you should care about shopping local. If you care about books and the people who write them, you should care about shopping local.' Denise Kiernan, author