The Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance, or SIBA, choses six books each year from the best in southern literature. One title is chosen from each category: Children's, Young Adult, Cooking, Fiction, and Nonfiction. The titles are nominated by southern, independent booksellers (like me) and their customers (like you). While we are all reading globally, it is nice to have a regional minded award list compiled by the people who are at the forefront of localmindedness. I look forward to reading this year's SIBA award winners that I have not encountered yet.
We had a lovely evening for Girl's Night Out this year, and we at CHB enjoyed having Maggie Heyn Richardson, author of HUNGRY FOR LOUISIANA here with us! We had an excellent signing with Maggie, and everyone seemed interested in her book! Her book chronicles the history of some of Louisiana's most famous foods, and it's a great gift for any Louisianaian, particularly with Mother's Day later this weekend and Father's Day just around the corner. Thanks to everyone who came out for the signing, and we have signed copies available for anyone who missed out!
Here are some pictures from the event: