Staff fave (and Cambridge-based) publisher Candlewick Press just launched a program to show their appreciation for indie booksellers! Candlewick's Handselling Indie Recognition Program, or CHIRP for short, rewards indies with sneak peak books they're especially proud of in the upcoming season. They also encourage booksellers with tips for stronger handselling and cute CHIRP-printed shelftalkers for staff picks.
We're frequently complimented by customers on the thoughtfulness and knowledge of our staff members when recommending books. We're so happy to hear that Candlewick -- whom we love -- thinks these are valuable traits as well!