5 Indie Bookstores We Recommend to Shop for Holiday Gifts

Books are always a go-to holiday gift of mine. Whether I’m buying a sports book for my Dad, a historical fiction book for my mother-in-law, or picture books for my nephew, a bookstore has something for everyone on my list. There’s something so special about wandering through the aisles and spotting that perfect book on the shelf. And if I’m not buying for a reader, bookstores are also great places to buy trendy games, stationery, candles, blankets, socks, and other cozy gifts. I highly recommend checking out your local bookseller for a one-stop gift shop. Here are my top 5 indie bookstores to shop for holiday books & gifts:

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AdBiblio Case Study: The Complicities from Algonquin Books

There’s the stories we tell ourselves, and then there’s the truth. And sometimes they aren’t one and the same. This is exactly what award winning author Stacey D’Erasmo’s examines in her newest novel, The Complicities. We were thrilled to help Algonquin spread the word about this haunting and compelling story that’s a perfect pick for book clubs!

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Proximity Ads & CTV!

Ho- ho- holiday book advertising! AdBiblio’s proximity ads & CTV packages are the most wonderful way to give your book some extra love this gift-giving season. We’ll help you reach shoppers at major retailers plus niche brick & mortar stores; people visiting holiday-specific shops and attractions; and viewers of all the best seasonal TV content. Read on to learn all about promoting your book for the holidays using proximity targeting & CTV ads!

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Horror Books for Horror Lovers

Hey, horror lovers! This list is for you! I recently made a list of recommended books to get you in the mood for spooky season, but for some readers, a little spookiness only goes so far…If you’re a more hardcore horror fan, here are 13 titles that might be right up your alley – assuming your alley is full of things like evil ghosts and serial killers. Read on…if you dare.

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Proximity Ads for Comic Books & More

While Mary Beth is geeking out at New York Comic Con this week, the rest of the AdBiblio team is back at home trying to live vicariously through her updates & social media posts. Sometimes you just can’t be everywhere you want to be. But if you’re a comic book, graphic novel, or manga publisher, and the place you want to be is wherever your book buyers are, we’ve got the best solution for you! Proximity ads for comic books, manga & graphic novels put your titles right in front of exactly the right readers, in exactly the right places in the real world. Here’s how…

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Spooky (not scary) Books for Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Each year, I celebrate by decorating a Halloween tree (yes it’s TECHNICALLY a Christmas tree but it’s SPOOKY okay?) and decking the halls of my home with fake spiderwebbing and a treasure trove of seasonal decor. And as a librarian, a former bookseller/book blogger and book industry professional, every year I get questions about book recommendations that are appropriately spooky but not quite as intense as full-blown horror. So here’s a list of 13 of my favorite spooky books that will warm you up to the season rather than chill you to the bone:

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AdBiblio Case Study: Something about Grandma from Candlewick Press

For so many of us, there really is something special about Grandmas. For me, it was spending hours in the kitchen making big Sunday dinners, and binge watching The Bold and the Beautiful (still true to this day!). Something about Grandma by Tania de Regil is a gorgeous picture book that celebrates that special bond between grandchild and grandmother. We loved helping Candlewick share this heartfelt book with the world, just in time for Grandparents’ Day!

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Proximity Targeting for Fall Books

Sweater Weather, Spooky Season, and Pumpkin Spice are finally right around the corner! Fall calendars are filling up with school schedules, Halloween parties, fall sports, and outdoor activities. And for book publishers and authors, using location-based proximity targeting is the perfect way to reach readers with fall-focused titles while they’re out in the real world!

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AdBiblio Case Study: Surely Books Launch from ABRAMS

We love that queer representation is being brought to the forefront of comics, graphic novels, and manga. From fan favorites like Heartstopper and The Witch Boy to series like The Legend of Korra and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ creators and stories are more popular than ever. When we heard about the launch of Surely Books – the new line of LGBTQIA graphic novels from ABRAMS – we jumped on board to help spread the word with AdBiblio book advertising!

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