Okra Picks: Great Southern Books Fresh Off the Vine
The 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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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.
The 2014 Summer Okra Picks have been harvested!
Columbia, SC -- Summer is upon us, which means that it is time to pick some Okra! The Summer 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 July and September, 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 Summer Okra Picks
The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
9780425263327 | Paperback | Berkley Publishing Group | 07/01/2014 | 15.00
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
9780670014736 | Hardcover | Pamela Dorman Books | 07/03/2014 | 26.95
The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons
9780446527958 | Hardcover | Grand Central Publishing | 07/08/2014 | 27.00
Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman
9780062276728 | Paperback | Harper Paperbacks | 08/05/2014 | 15.99
Palmetto Moon: A Lowcountry Novel by Kim Boykin
9780425272107 | Paperback | Berkley Publishing Group | 08/05/2014 | 15.00
Poems of the American South by David Biespiel
9780375712449 | Hardcover | Everyman's Library | 08/05/2014 | 14.95
Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
9780062307521 | Hardcover | William Morrow & Company | 08/12/2014 | 25.99
The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of Fifty of the South's Best Restaurants and the Recipes That Made Them Famous by Chris Chamberlain
9781401605025 | Paperback | Thomas Nelson Publishers | 09/01/2014 | 24.99
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate
9781414386898 | Paperback | Tyndale House Publishers | 09/01/2014 | 14.99
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel by Jan Karon
9780399167447 | Hardcover | Putnam Adult | 09/02/2014 | 27.95
The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region by Marcie Cohen Ferris
9781469617688 | Hardcover | University of North Carolina Press | 09/22/2014 | 35.00
Beautiful at All Seasons: Southern Gardening and Beyond with Elizabeth Lawrence by Elizabeth Lawrence
9780822357766 | Paperback | Duke University Press | 09/26/2014 | 19.95
Okra Picks are chosen every season by Southern Independent Bookstores. For more information visit sibaweb.com/okra.
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