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Books for the Holidays

Deck your shelves with savings this holiday season and offer the books and sidelines your customers want most! From the top fall books to regional favorites to gifts and games, Ingram has the inventory and speedy shipping that indie bookstores need to meet the seasonal demand with ease.

Read on to discover holiday offers that make the Nice List and top book recommendations from our buyers!

Unwrap Holiday Savings

Want to stock up on great books for every reader (even the elusive, “You don’t have to get me anything” ones)? We’ve got you covered!

Drawing from each regional holiday catalog and our buyers’ lists of top books, sleeper hits, and hidden gems, we’re giving over 1,000 titles an additional 3% discount for the holidays (Nov. 4th – Dec. 14th) so that independent bookstores are stocked and ready. With fast shipping and free freight on orders of 15 units or more, you can get all the titles customers want, plus the speed and savings you need to make your season bright.

Stock up Now for Small Business Saturday and University Press Week! 

Receive +3% on all active titles in print* from the clients of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Ingram Publisher Services, Ingram Academic, Publishers Group West and Two Rivers Distribution.

Offer valid 9/9/2019 – 12/12/2019

Use promo code: IN19

 *Some publisher exclusions apply.

Need a little help deciding what books to stock up on—or give out—this season? Click the video below or keep scrolling for a sampling of recommendations from Ingram’s lead content manager Gail and buyer Cassie. There’s a book for every reader on this list!


Where the Crawdads Sing, Deluxe Ed.

Just in time for the holidays, this beloved New York Times bestseller has been released in a deluxe edition, with a full-color map, illustrations, and a new letter from author Delia Owens.

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming

“A fantastic, funny, dark, ridiculous, massive novel,” Gail says of László Kraszahorkai’s translated work of fiction. “Think about this winter when you’re sitting around with nothing to do because it’s too cold to go outside. Well, this is the book you should pick up.”


Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

Provocative cultural critic Thomas Chatterton Williams offers a meditation on race and identity. “On almost every page, there’s something I wanted to underline,” Gail says. “If you know anyone who loves memoir, this is a beautiful story.”

The Undying

A harrowing investigative memoir on illness from poet Anne Boyer, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at age 41. “It’s a page-turner,” Cassie says, noting that the memoir also has a star lineup of good reviews.

Nonfiction & Essays


In an essay collection that Cassie describes as “beautifully written and super engaging,” writer and cultural historian Maria Tumarkin explores how to speak of the searing, unpindownable power that the past wields in the present.

We Are the Weather

The latest nonfiction from Jonathan Safran Foer considers the climate crisis and animal agriculture, but through Foer’s personal perspective. “It’s very interesting and told in these little snippets that are compelling and quirky and fun, just as we know he is,” Cassie says.


Morning Glory on the Vine

In 1971, Joni Mitchell faced the dilemma of what to give her friends for Christmas and turned to her own journal. Now in print, this journal includes handwritten lyrics off her acclaimed album Blue and illustrations. “This (edition) is quite accessible in a beautiful coffee table book with music and lyrics,” Gail says.


A Fortune for Your Disaster

The latest poetry collection by Hanif Abduraqib focuses on rebuilding after heartbreak. “If you’re going to read one poetry book—maybe this year, maybe in your life, I don’t know – this is the one to do it,” Cassie says.



A wordless picture book by Goujing for dog lovers young and old. “It’s just beautifully illustrated,” Gail says, “and it’s about the power of patience, the power of redemption, and the power of love.”


Nothing Fancy

Gail and Cassie both recommend Alison Roman’s unfussy cookbook and guide to gatherings big and small. As Gail notes, it’s a surprising twist for Cassie, a vegan, to choose a book with a big roasted chicken on it. “I just love her!” Cassie says of Roman. “I can eat almost nothing in this book, but I read it like it is the most engrossing novel. She’s such a great writer.”

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