| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, two Franciscans named Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Silvestre Velez de Escalante began a journey west from Santa Fe, N.M., hoping to find a way to the Pacific Coast. Negotiating with...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:48 AM
A New York bookstore is launching a book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children on July 10. The shop, La Casa Azul Bookstore, asks that the books be new or gently used, for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, culturally appropriate and in Spanish....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
EASTON IN DAYS PAST
By Marie J. Summa and Frank D. Summa (Minuteman Press $19.99)
A picture of an 1887 parade celebration adorns the cover of the book, and that is just the prelude to an array of over 200 vintage images depicting the businesses, people,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In his new novel "The City Under the Skin" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 272 pp., $26), Geoff Nicholson plumbs the depths of an unnamed city after young women begin turning up with crude maps tattooed on their backs.
His characters, including a hapless...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Barnes & Noble will cut its Nook loose, separating the floundering e-reader and struggling e-book business from its comparatively healthy brick-and-mortar stores.
The pending split, a long time coming, is now officially in the works. Barnes & Noble...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Teen girls are treated with a surprising amount of dismissal and contempt, considering how many of us have been them at one time or another. It's widely understood that to compare a grown person to a teenage girl is an insult with specific connotations of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
She hasn't decided yet.
Or if she has, she's not telling.
But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Vampires have become so prevalent in fiction and film that it's increasingly difficult to wring any new changes on such a hoary supernatural trope. A few recent writers have successfully risen to the challenge — among them the Swedish novelist...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton is on top. On top of bestseller lists, that is.
"Hard Choices," Clinton's memoir, has sold more than 100,000 copies during its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press. The book covers her years...