1. "I’d like to point out that all the books I signed for Powell’s are signed in purple ink, which is not the usual color of ink I use in my fountain pen. Usually I sign in brown — only Powell’s got purple."

  2. Donna Tartt is known for her obsessive fans. As a freshman in college, her writing had already caught the attention of an eminent editor, who introduced himself by saying, “My name’s Willie Morris, and I think you’re a genius.” With the publication of her magnificent debut,The Secret History, Tartt became the focus of something like an international cult. Her second novel,The Little Friend, was one of the most anticipated literary events of the past decade. So it is with particular pleasure that we are featuring The Goldfinch, Tartt’s long-awaited third novel, as our selection for Indiespensable Volume 43. 

    Subscribers receive:

    - A signed first edition of The Goldfinch in a custom slipcase exclusive to Indiespensable
    - A collectible booklet featuring the Powells.com interview and Indiespensable Q&A with Donna Tartt
    - Other surprises!


  3. Guys?

    We’re sort of freaking out about Indiespensable Vol. 43. 

  4. Still time to order the newest Indiespensable, and get a signed, first-edition of J.M. Coetzee’s newest book (plus other goodies). Details here: http://powells.us/18R0fjA


  5. "One of the few living writers routinely described as ‘great.’"

    We’re thrilled to finally reveal our newest Indiespensable pick: http://powells.us/182y3JV

  6. Getting excited for the next Indiespensable… You’re going to want to sign up for this one!

    (We can’t say more yet, but trust us: http://powells.us/17QrPwR)


  7. Pro Tip: Sign up for Indiespensable Vol. 42

    We can’t say more just yet, but you won’t be sorry.  - http://powells.us/17KMlyQ

  8. masqbooks:

    Enjoying my latest Powell’s Indiespensables package! This tea is delicious!


    (Source: masqbooks)


  9. “I think stories are retrospective almost by definition.”

    Read our interview with Indiespensable Vol. 41 author Mark Slouka: http://powells.us/15KMbbT

  10. And here it is… our pick for Indiespensable Vol. 40! Matt Bell’s In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods: http://powells.us/12P6f9j