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It's Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 24, 2021!

  Today and every day books--new releases, remainders, collectibles, rare finds,, used (pre-read?), sheet music, bookish merch, etc.--need readers to buy them from independent bookstores that keep them in stock and special ordered, just waiting to be discovered and claimed by curious humans of all ages, orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, abilities, shapes, sizes, heights, shades, genders, and personality types who are eager to explore the universes of adventure, entertainment, and information a stellar variety of authors and creatives contribute to the readersphere. Independent bookstores anchor their neighborhoods and serve their neighbors. They're sources of dynamic exchanges of investments in mutual benefits of enrichment—cultural, economic, emotional, and intellectual—engagement, connection, and joy.   As a person who was born in Washington, D.C., raised mostly in Maryland, and attended college in Virginia, my regional bias leans toward the U.S. mid-Atlantic, and my list

Warm Weather, Hot Reads & Dyslexia Strategies

Fur Baby Matchmaker on a Mission   Joint Custody by Lauren Baratz-Logsted & Jackie Logsted -contemporary   Sex, Lies & Conspiracies    Earl’s Well That Ends Well (Way to a Lord's Heart #5) by Jane Ashford -historical   No Holding Back by Lori Foster -contemporary   Walking the Edge by Sue Ward Drake -contemporary   Who Wants to Marry a Duke (Duke Dynasty #3) by Sabrina Jefferies -historical   A Wolf After My Own Heart (BeWere My Heart #2) by MaryJanice Davidson -contemporary   Won't Go Home Without You (Richardson Sisters #2) by Cheris Hodges -contemporary   Seri(es)ous Reading   Any Rogue Will Do (Misfits of Mayfair #1) by Bethany Bennett -historical   Beauty Tempts the Beast (Sins for All Seasons #6) by Lorraine Heath -historical  • More an assortment of clever twists on “My Fair Lady" than a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast"   Careless Whispers (Jackson Falls #4) by Synithia Williams -contemporary   Falling Hard (Colorado High Country #3) by Pam