SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN

After 20 years of friendship, Bob Sehlinger and Richard Hunt merged their companies to form Keen Communications in 2007. This business collaboration created the foundation for Keen’s ongoing success in the travel and outdoor adventure book category. 


​Diversity in Publishing

by Tracy Gallagher, Becky Walton, Jenny McCluskey, Jeanne Martin and Jill M. Barton Collection Development, Youth Materials  


IngramSpark Honored At Authors Guild Awards

by IngramSpark Staff (@ingramspark) 


Wednesdays with Ingram: May

Become a library workflow pro with these webinars. We’ve added two new topics to help you master orders with special attention paid to new title notifications and opening day collections. Sign-up today! 


Indie Spotlight: Chapter2Books

Indie Bookstores play an important role in our communities, and this week we are celebrating all the amazing things they do. In honor of Independent Bookstore Day (4/29), we reached out to indie bookstores to hear stories about the success of their bookstores. 


Indie Spotlight: JudyBug's Books

JudyBug’s Books (Columbus, GA) is known for it's collection of old, used, rare, and new titles. Whether you need to pick up a certain book or need a recommendation, Alek Slusarchuk and his team are knowledgeable and always there to help. Not only is JudyBug’s Books a place for eager readers, but it is an oasis for children to stay during town festivities or a cozy place to meet with friends. It has it all: great coffee, great books, and great company. 


Indie Spotlight: The Neverending Bookshop

In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, we chatted with indies and asked them to share their story. Indie Bookstores are important parts of our communities, and this week we are celebrating all the amazing things they do.  


Library Spotlight: North Palm Beach Public Library

Children’s and educational programming is often a key component of library programming. Read the detailed interview by Library Director Zakariya Sherman of North Palm Beach Public Library and learn how this library is partnering with a neighborhood school to ensure students feel connected to their local library. 


Celebrating Poetry for Everyone

By: Ann Lehue, MSIS, Manager, Collection Development Programs
National Poetry Month offers time for us to turn our attention to this oft-maligned section in libraries. Poetry does not have to be inaccessible and boring or difficult to read. In fact, poems sprang up as a simple way to pass along stories from generation to generation. The rhythm, the rhyme (in some cases), the alliteration, and other literary devices, along with the conciseness and repetition of poetry, made it enjoyable, memorable, and understandable for community members of all ages and abilities. 


Meet Our Collection Development Lib II and Graphic Novel Expert

Jenny McCluskey may not be a comic artist, but she truly understands, and appreciates, the creativity and complexity of graphic novels. Here at Ingram, we like to refer to Jenny as our graphic novel guru. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable in graphic novels, but she has front line experience as an avid Comic-Con attendee.