| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Phil Robertson doesn’t like gay dudes. William Powell can teach a surly teenager to make bombs that kill people. Both of them wrote books.
The star of "Duck Dynasty," Robertson’s memoir “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as a...
| Dec 23, 2013
We all love great stories. So, for Christmas gift ideas, I asked Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen, owners of Women & Children First bookstore, to recommend five books with top-notch storytelling.
Bubon and Christophersen announced this fall that...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013.
Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
So here we are already, just days away from Hampden's kickoff to the Christmas season — the seasonal lighting of the Miracle on 34th Street, the light display in the 700 block. The lighting takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:02 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through Sunday.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so you can keep on saving right through...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. -- SCIBA -- celebrated its favorite books of the last year and got to know some writers with books on the way Friday night at its 2013 Authors Feast.
The event includes the SCIBA Awards, a look...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Here’s something to consider when you’re Christmas shopping for that teen or young adult in your family.
Yes, young people spend a lot of time reading and writing short messages on their smartphones, or listening to music and playing games...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle.
"It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...