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  • Germany may allow publication of 'Mein Kampf'

    "Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, race hatred, and the pre-history of the Holocaust." So asks and answers the well-known author Gotz Aly in his recent book published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, and I suppose all this...
  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
  • Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould

    Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould
    Chick lit, as a genre, was declared dead in a flurry of magazine headlines back in 2012 and 2013. Critics at The Atlantic, Salon, The Economist and other publications pointed out that while the precise definition of chick lit remained unclear, what was...
  • Edan Lepucki on 'California'

    Edan Lepucki on 'California'
    In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies. But while those books offer a relatively...
  • Bookstore opens new chapter in Evanston

    Bookstore opens new chapter in Evanston
    The closing of antiquarian book store Bookman's Alley last year was a sad chapter in the literary life of the North Shore. But it wasn't the final chapter. Last month, Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, opened in the Bookman's Alley...
  • A carnival of books and pop culture at Book Show bookstore

    A carnival of books and pop culture at Book Show bookstore
    “Are books the new vinyl? I think they are,” Jen Hitchcock says. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, she had seen vinyl records disappear and then return as a viable form. When she was laid off from her job in music publishing, she took...
  • Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies

    Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies
    Bespectacled and frequently hunched over a portable typewriter with pipe in his mouth during downtime on the road, Jim Brosnan, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox during a nine-year Major League Baseball career, was known by his...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson on 'Forever, Interrupted'

    Gidden Media and Good Universe have tapped "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson to topline the movie adaptation of "Forever, Interrupted: A Novel" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Amy Baer will produce the romantic drama through her Gidden Media. Johnson...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking

    Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking
    Over the past several months, we have noted a fresh crop of Mediterranean offerings. Authors and publishers still find fresh pleasures in the food of the Med, and bet that readers will too. Among the new books: "Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to...
  • Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette
    The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...