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Okra Picks DeadlinesThe Okra Picks are a dozen fresh titles chosen each season that SIBA Indie Bookstores want to handsell.  These books should be southern in nature but can cover any genre, not just fiction.  Southerners love their writers, and we want to be at the forefront of bringing them a strong selection of southern titles not to be missed each season.

A new harvest of Okra Picks will be announced each publishing season.  To nominate a book you must be a SIBA bookseller.

Nominations can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or, you can use our new nomination form 

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Earn $50 in SIBA Credit!

As a SIBA member, you can earn $50.00 in SIBA Credit each time you do an in-store Okra Picks display and report your sales of Okra Pick titles. The credit can be used for  anything SIBA, including Trade Show registration and meal tickets.

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Fall is the time for a new batch of Okra

okra picksColumbia, SC -- Fall is upon us, which means that it is time to pick some Okra! The Fall 2014 Okra Picks have just been announced--the best southern lit, fresh off the vine.  All the chosen books have a strong Southern focus and are published between October and December, 2014, and all of them have fans among Southern indie booksellers; people who are always looking out for the next great writer who should be on your plate and in your TBR stack.  So it is very likely the next time you visit your local Southern indie bookstore, someone will hand you one and say, “You’ve got to read this!”

The 2014 Fall Okra Picks

Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritchie  
9781469618227 | University of North Carolina Press 10/1/2014 | 39.95

Each Shining Hour: A Novel of Watervalley by Jeff High
9780451419279 | New American Library | 10/07/2014 |15.00

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain  
9781250010711 | St. Martin's Press 10/07/2014 | 26.99

Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke  
9781935639947 | Tin House Books 10/14/2014 | 15.95

Heritage by Sean Brock  
9781579654634 | Artisan Publishers 10/21/2014 | 40.00

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg
9780062078223 | Harper 10/28/2014 | 27.99

Compulsion by Martina Boone
9781481411226 | Simon Pulse 10/28/2014 | 17.99

Risky Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery by Mark de Castrique  
9781464203084 | Poisoned Pen Press 11/04/2014 | 14.95

Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy  
9781476753034 | Atria Books 11/04/2014 | 26.00

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
9780316405058 | Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 11/04/2014 | 18.00

In the Heart of the Dark Wood by Billy Coffey
9781401690090 Thomas Nelson 11/11/2014 | 15.99

Wink of an Eye: A Mystery by Lynn Chandler Willis  
9781250053190 | Minotaur Books 11/18/2014 | 24.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okra Picks are chosen every season by Southern Independent Bookstores. For more information visit sibaweb.com/okra.