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Stock Up Early for the Holidays

This year, the holiday season is all about shopping early and shopping indie! Stocking up on books, gifts, games, and sidelines well ahead of the holiday rush is the best step to prepare for the season. Ingram is here to help with a special promotion for independent bookstores on top trending titles and regional favorites, plus programs and services to help bookstores meet holiday demand with ease. Read on to learn more!

Indie Booksellers: Stock Up with a Discount!

Get ready for the holidays early with Ingram’s exclusive promotion for independent bookstores! From October 5th to November 23rd, enjoy an additional +3% off our list of top trending titles and all titles in the regional holiday catalogs. As always, get free freight on orders of 15+ units and save on gifts, games, and sidelines with a 45% discount on most items from our collection of more than 14,000 products. With so many ways to save, why not start now? Shop our title lists and visit our holiday website to learn more.

2020 has certainly been a year unlike any other, and we want to work with independent bookstores to have the best holiday season possible. Here, we share a look at what Ingram is doing to prepare for the holiday season and what actions we recommend to booksellers.

Stock Up on the Best of Indie Publishing

Receive a +3% discount on all active titles from Ingram Distributed Publishers*
Offer valid through December 7, 2020
Use promo code: TY20
 *Some publisher exclusions apply.

Readers: Shop Early, Shop Indie!

With so many beautiful, relevant books releasing this year, it’s easy to find the perfect fit for everyone on your list. Shop local and early to support independent booksellers, who have been working incredibly hard to provide their customers – and communities – with great books and thoughtful, safe service in changing times. Whether shopping in store or online, your contribution to a local independent bookstore makes a world of difference during the holiday season, and all year long!

Want to get started? Find your local independent bookstore with the help of IndieBound’s Indie Bookstore Finder:

Get Indie Exclusives All Year Long

Indie Vault

Reserved Inventory Just for You!*
Ingram’s Indie Vault contains a designated supply of in-demand titles made exclusively available to indie bookstores.
*Exclusive Offer for Independent Booksellers


A Rewards Program for Indies*
Reach a specified yearly sales goal and get rewarded with a rebate! Basically, the more booklove you spread, the more money you make.
*Exclusive Offer for Independent Booksellers

Direct to Home

Never Miss a Sale*
Ship books directly to your customers’ doorsteps with Direct to Home. With a simple and free setup, you get access to Ingram’s entire inventory available for immediate shipping.
*Exclusive Offer for Independent Booksellers