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It’s a new year, and we have several new playlists for our listeners. Playlists are compiled by, created for specific awards, or curated by independent bookstores around the country. To see all our playlists, go to our Playlists page.  Remember, every purchase you make through can support your local, independent bookstore!

Explore some of our newest and most popular playlists to find your next great listen:

Indie Next

The Indie Next List is drawn from bookseller recommendations and epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem. This playlist is updated monthly.

A Song of Ice and Fire

We’ve all been sucked into the world of Westeros by the insanely popular Game of Thrones TV show, but with Roy Dotrice’s incredible narration, the audiobooks are just as captivating.

Black History Month Listens

February is Black History Month, so our friends at The Winged Pen curated this list of great fiction titles by black authors, for everyone from middle grade to adults.

Oscar Nominations: Books to Movies

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is on March 4th, and these book-to-movie titles have received nominations!

Audies 2018 Finalists

Listen to audiobooks that have been nominated for Audie Awards for narration, production, genre, and more!

Millennium Playlist

Dive into these award-winning Swedish crime novels narrated by Simon Vance, featuring socially inept Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist and publisher Mikael Blomkvist.

Odyssey Award Audiobooks

The annual Odyssey Award is given to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults available in English in the United States. Odyssey Honor Audiobooks are also included on this playlist.

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe–Botswana’s premier lady detective–navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Despite the unpleasantness of all the Baudelaire orphans face in this series, Lemony Snicket has captivated kids around the world with their story!

Indie Picks: September 2015

The IndieNext bestseller list is one of the best places to find out what’s hot at independent bookstores around the United States. Based on reporting from hundreds of independent bookstores, here’s a sampling of some of the best nonfiction books right now.

Take a look, and remember to #ChooseIndie.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande


H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald


I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai


Think Like a Freak

by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner


David and Goliath

by Malcolm Gladwell

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Indie Picks: August 2015

IndieNextList_logoThis month we highlight books that have appeared on the Indie Next List, a hand-picked selection from booksellers across the U.S. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.


Not My Father’s Son

By Alan Cumming

Every so often reading a memoir feels like a conversation rather than a strict narrative or—the death knell for memoir—a self-indulgent romp down memory lane. Cumming’s memoir is a gorgeous, intimate conversation and it reads beautifully. The pace is perfect, the presentation truly lovely, and I felt like a close friend rather than an impersonal audience. Cumming’s early life was a struggle and he hardly shies from relating details, but the driving force behind this book is the demonstration of the many ways one can bring oneself to peace after hardship.”

—Demi Marshall, Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC


Love May Fail

By Matthew Quick

Recommended by Mary Laura Philpott, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN


How to Build a Girl

By Caitlin Moran

Recommended by Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky

By Lydia Netzer

Recommended by Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC



By Rainbow Rowell

Recommended by Paige Mushaw, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT

Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her

By Kimberly McCreight

Recommended by Teresa Steele, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO

Do you have a favorite local indie bookstore? Let us know in the comments.