The BIBB Pick – "Bibb's Independent Bookstore Best of 2016" is
Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC!
Voted warm, welcoming, inclusive, knowledgeable, and always with a smile
by nearly 100 writers in attendance at #SIBA15.
Besides voting, all the authors signed "the Bibb podium," -- handcrafted by Doug Robinson of Eagle Eye Books in Decatur, Georgia -- which was gifted to the store for their stellar author event programs. And nearly 70 authors committed to some form of support to the store over the next year. Over 20 authors will be linking their website directly to the Quail Ridge Books website. Fifteen authors have agreed to place the bookstore name – Quail Ridge Books – in a book. Nearly 30 authors will be writing original content for QRB’s newsletter/website. Twenty writers have agreed to join QRB’s Staff Picks sharing what they are reading with the store regularly. Thirteen authors have agreed to invest in QRB store swag and promote virtually or in real time their love of Quail Ridge Books. Fourteen want to support QRB’s Indies First effort. Quail Ridge Books and her army of authors are going to make this Bibb Pick a Big One.
So what are those criteria again? Warm, welcoming, inclusive, knowledgeable, and always with a smile. SIBA hopes that bookstores will beinspired to bring these qualities to the forefront when BIBB’s Independent Bookstore Best of 2017 is chosen at the 2016 SIBA Discovery Show in Savannah, GA in September.
About the Bibb Pick – Anonymously endowed, the BIBB Pick was created in 2014 in memory of Matthew Bibb, a long-time SIBA employee who handled Registration and a million other details at many SIBA Trade Shows. Matt died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day 2013.