Monday, December 14, 2009

Love, IndieBound

If you haven’t visited the IndieBound website lately, hurry on over. Just in time for the holidays, there are a number of great wish list suggestions for you (and your friends). They also have this neat little wish list maker where you can share all your wants and wishes with your not-so-secret Santa’s. If you’re an iPhone user, you can even manage your list while on the go.

One really cool feature on IndieBound is the assortment of book trailers and videos. You’ll find authors and other notable folks discussing their favorite picks, latest reads, and hints of what’s to come on a bookshelf near you.

Another great year-round feature is the Reading Group section. If you belong to a group – or want to start one – this section has a list of popular titles and some suggestions on how to make the most of your discussion group. Titles are sorted by themes, so if your group selects different themes each time you meet, this is a nice bonus for coming up with new ideas.

If you have a bunch of booklovers on your shopping list this season and have maxed out the books (is that possible?), IndieBound also has some really great gear for booklovers. From baby onesies to hoodies for adults, this is a nice way to support IndieBound and show someone you care.

When you’re all done shopping and just want to relax and talk about books, join the IndieBound community to meet other booklovers. You can easily connect with others by interest, location, or name. Also on this section of the site, you can locate local independent shops awaiting your love and shopping affection.

Whatever link you click on, grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable. IndieBound is an incredible resource and you’re bound – no pun intended – to enjoy a few hours perusing all their great offerings. Visit and enjoy the read…


  1. So glad to see your Indie Bound post. Just did all of my shopping at Keplers in Menlo Park, CA. Everybody in my family looks forward to getting books, so I have a one stop shopping place AND I enjoy browsing for books I'd like while I'm there.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the post! Browsing is an art, I'd say. I always have such a hard time *just* browsing. Inevitably, I come home with a bag full of new books every time I step into an indie shop. But, hey, that's a good thing!