| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Amazon on Tuesday announced a program, called Amazon Source, making its Kindle e-readers, tablets and accessories available for independent bookstores to sell to their customers. The bookstores can purchase the devices at a discount and then, in some...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Amazon.com wants to help out the corner bookstore.
The Seattle Internet giant on Wedneday introduced Amazon Source, a program that enables independent booksellers to earn money from the sale of Kindle e-books -- if they sell Kindle devices and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"A woman is a woman till the day she dies. But a man's a man only as long as he can," said Moms Mabley.
FINALLY, because good documentaries take a long time to put together and produce, we will get to see Whoopi Goldberg's historical presentation of...