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  • Worth Noting: Local authors part of multi-author book signing

    The Rev. Angela M. Gracey of Laurel will be one of many authors signing books Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 15455 Emerald Way in the Bowie Town Center, during a multi-author book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gracey will be signing copies of her book...
  • Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago

    Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago
    For his first trick, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey will mesmerize 400 excitable young children. The white cinder block gym at Pleasantdale Elementary School in La Grange buzzes and hums with excitement as hundreds of children take their seats on...
  • Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison

    Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison is an American literary treasure. But some treasures, no matter how valued or precious, can have blemishes that mar their luster. That's sadly the case with Morrison's 11th novel, "God Help the Child." The theme is vintage Morrison: an...
  • SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book

    SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book
    A book critical of SeaWorld has prompted the company to release a video of the author that shows him in an unflattering light. In "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond 'Blackfish'," ex-SeaWorld killer whale trainer John...
  • Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel

    Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel
    Principles of Navigation," Evanston resident Lynn Sloan's debut novel, is something of a time capsule. She completed it in 1999, but the novel sat in her desk drawer for more than a decade after her New York agent abruptly quit the business six days after...
  • LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

    LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award
    To adults of a certain age, actor LeVar Burton will always be Kunta Kinte, hero of the epic 1977 miniseries about slavery in America. But for a generation of younger people, Burton has a special place in their memories as host of "Reading Rainbow," the...
  • The Biblioracle: Setting the record straight on books

    The Biblioracle: Setting the record straight on books
    I am not young or hip enough to shop in an Urban Outfitters, but I was recently caught in a rainstorm and ducked inside one for a little shelter and I saw an old friend for sale: Record albums. I wrote a little under a year ago about the pleasure of...
  • Shout Out: Elaine Marzal, bookseller at Magic Tree Bookstore

    Shout Out: Elaine Marzal, bookseller at Magic Tree Bookstore
    Elaine Marzal, a bookseller at Magic Tree Bookstore, sat down on an overcast day to share a few of her favorite books in the longtime Oak Park Avenue bookstore. Q: How's the day today going? A: It's going very well. I started the day at 2, came in and...
  • Little Free Libraries aim to grow beyond neighborhood curiosity

    Little Free Libraries aim to grow beyond neighborhood curiosity
    Since Liz Siegel and Greg Jacobs live two blocks from the Sulzer Regional Library in Lincoln Square, logic would dictate that there really is no need for their sidewalk kiosk stocked with free books for anyone. But there is. The couple is part of...
  • Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman

    Editor's choice: 'Bettyville' by George Hodgman
    Paris, Mo., population 1,246 and falling: This is the hometown to which George Hodgman returned for his mother Betty's 91st birthday. Two weeks stretched into two months. He thinks about leaving but cannot bring himself to get a flight back to New York....
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Irma Sless-Kitain

    Me, My Shelf and I: Irma Sless-Kitain
    Irma Sless-Kitain's book collection reflects her experience in publishing and time spent abroad (two years in Bangkok, eight in Japan). And an abiding love of comics. And cats. Her shelf of pocket-size editions from Japanese publisher Kodansha...