| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:05 PM
SEATTLE For more than a decade, Hugh Howey wrestled with writing about the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001.
Before Howey became the best-selling author of "Wool," he worked as a boat captain aboard a ship docked in the shadows of the World Trade Center...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills.
Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
While a deluge of restaurants and retail shops are expected to fill downtown Allentown in the wake of the PPL Center's debut in the fall, the city will soon be losing another bookstore.
Another Story used bookstore at 524 N. 18th St. (near Wert's Cafe)...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home décor objects that have been featured in Elle Decor magazine and are sold at Harbinger on La Cienega Boulevard.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie.
"I can't afford,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:50 AM
It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
| 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 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 31, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Public libraries in Illinois want to be just like Oprah — at least in one way.
They want to replicate the talk show host's success in turning some relatively unknown writers into best-selling authors through her book club.
The Soon to be...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:11 PM
When people go online to find a book, one site rules them all: Amazon.com.
Amazon's dominance as an e-book seller and its importance selling print books has made the online retailer the go-to source of all things bookish -- something Bookish hoped to...