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  • Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'

    Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'
    Is there room in the Young Adult landscape for a coming-of-age novel that is not about vampires, set in a dystopian future, or written by John Green? Elephant Rock Books thinks so. The independent publisher, based in Connecticut but with strong...
  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
  • An anniversary salute to Batman

    An anniversary salute to Batman
    The Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour has taken on a dark tone this summer with a 75th anniversary salute to Batman. Included in the price of the studio's regular tour are stops to see the massive display of costumes, props, drawings and other items from...
  • Nixon informed of Eagleton woes in 1967, Buchanan writes

    WASHINGTON Pat Buchanan's new book about Richard Nixon's 1968 comeback is replete with St. Louis references, including the revelation that Nixon was told of former Sen. Thomas Eagleton's mental health treatments five years before their disclosure forced...
  • Kids can find "Where's Waldo" in Emmaus in July

     
    Where's Waldo? In Emmaus! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting over twenty different local businesses throughout Emmaus during July. Kids who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book...
  • 'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far

    'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far
    The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...
  • Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

    Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"
    With so many Kickstarter projects looking for funding, you'd think there would be more devoted to the business of comic books. Apparently there aren't all that many, which is why Todd Allen's "Economics of Digital Comics" has gotten so much attention....
  • World Book Night U.S. calls it quits

    World Book Night U.S. calls it quits
    World Book Night U.S. is suspending operations, Publishers Weekly reports, after just three years. The idea of World Book Night is to have volunteers give away free books all on a single day in April. In 2013, 27,500 American volunteers distributed half...
  • Authors chat with visitors on subjects ranging from war to mental illness

    Willington Public Library visitors recently had the opportunity to talk with 10 Connecticut authors, all members of the American Authors & Publishing Guild, at a kick-off event for the library's summer reading program. It was a different way to mark...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • A Word, Please: Can't we all cooperate on whether to hyphenate 'co' as a prefix?

    Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That's when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, "co" may be...