| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
| Aug 5, 2011
| 10:44 PM
Q. With the Harry Potter movies wrapped up, a blogger has published an article calling the main character “one of the most Christian symbols of modern pop culture.”
Writing on RelevantMagazine.com, Ryan Hamm argues that, for all the criticism...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
To Zac, my son:
As you prepare to enter college, one of your childhood pleasures — the "Harry Potter" books and movies — is ending in theaters around the world. What a journey author J.K. Rowling provided for you and millions of young...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:40 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists.
As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:49 PM
After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars.
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:33 PM
In the popular Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, several characters have the ability to bring book characters to life — just by reading aloud the words on a page: "Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone."
Thanks to modern...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Mother's Day is Sunday, and in celebration some of Printers Row's regular contributors discussed their favorite literary moms.
Julia Keller: Laura Bodey from "Gain" by Richard Powers
Literature includes good mothers and bad mothers, angelic mothers...
| May 12, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs.
Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Calling young readers - and grown-ups who read those types of books. Printers Row Lit Fest is the place for you!
Our programming this year reflects the explosion in wonderful books for young readers who are beginning to develop their own taste in...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Melissa Rajala was never afraid to make the midnight trek to the bookstore to pick up the newest book of the Harry Potter series as soon as it hit the shelves, even if she didn’t fit J.K. Rowling’s primary demographic.
“I was one of the...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 1:51 PM
RedEye met Lewis on the day the film came out in the U.S., which was also the day after a night at Studio Paris and Hub 51 left him tweeting, “I am very hungover. I am very busy. This is an ill-advised combination. Chicago, my apologies.” No...