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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. 


​Meet Ingram’s Inside Sales Representative, John Mangrum

Ingram Content Group has been dedicated to helping libraries curate the best collections to have the titles that their patrons want. We’re always looking to help our customers have the best service and latest insights to engage their communities. 


Tuesdays with ipage® Webinar Series

Learn how the latest ipage® enhancements streamline your entire ordering process and help guarantee bigger returns from your inventory. These sessions will feature useful ipage tutorials, with special attention given to newly expanded search & order functionalities that ensure you're always ordering the titles readers want. 


Wednesdays with Ingram: April

These summer sessions will feature useful ipage® tutorials, with special attention given to how new title notifications and hard-to-find titles, built directly into ipage, can help you streamline collections and easily ensure that you always have the titles your patrons want.