Indiebound and

We here at MUF are proud supporters of independent bookstores, and we encourage our readers to be as well. To that end, we often direct those who prefer to buy their books online to use the Indibound website as a way to connect to independent booksellers. Recently, Indiebound has split off their direct sales business onto a new platform: CEO Andy Hunter says his goal is to influence “socially-conscious Amazon customers,” not those who already shop at indpendtly-owned stores.

Indiebound and

Hunter also underscores that IndieBound is not going away entirely. The site will continue to help customers find independent bookstores as well as publish the Indie Next list and post other ABA resources.

It’s just the “buy” links to individual books that will now go to

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Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.