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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.

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Or, you can use our new nomination form 

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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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Read Your Okra! Announcing the 2015 Summer Okra Picks

Columbia, SC – Summer is the time for picking okra, and the Southern Independent Booksellers have just picked a fresh crop -- the 2015 Summer Okra Picks have just been chosen. A bushel of books that represent the best in southern lit, fresh off the vine. All the picks have a strong Southern focus and are published between July and September, 2015, 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 2015 Summer Okra Picks

Bloody Royal PrintsThe Flying CircusBull MountainSerafina and the Black Cloak

Bloody Royal Prints by Reba White Williams
9781440585456 | Tyrus Books | 07/03/2015 | $16.99

The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall
9781476772141 | Gallery Books | 07/07/2015 | $26.00

Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
9780399173967 | G.P. Putnam's Sons | 07/07/2015 | $26.95

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
9781484709016 | Disney-Hyperion Press | 07/14/2015 | $16.99

RuthlessMiss EmilyGo Set a WatchmanYard War

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
9781481422628 | Simon Pulse | 07/14/2015 | $17.99

Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
9780143126751 | Penguin Books | 07/14/2015 | $16.00

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
9780062409850 | Harpercollins | 07/14/2015 | $27.99

Yard War by Taylor Kitchings
9780553507539 | Wendy Lamb Books | 08/18/2015 | $16.99

The Gates of EvangelineThe Sea Keeper's DaughtersThe Drunken Spelunker's Guide to PlatoA Free State

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
9780399174001 | G.P. Putnam's Sons | 09/01/2015| $26.95

The Sea Keeper's Daughters by Lisa Wingate
9781414386904 | Tyndale House | 09/08/2015 | $19.99

The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato by Kathy Giuffre
9780895876515 | John F. Blair Publisher | 09/08/2015 | $26.95

A Free State by Tom Piazza 
9780062284129 | Harper | 09/15/2015 | $25.99

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