We're honored to host Jean Mendoza for An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, which she adapted for young readers along with Debbie Reese. Mendoza will be here Tuesday, November 26th at 7 PM-- we hope you'll join us! In the meantime, check out this Q&A with the author and bookseller Rachel R, who has … Continue reading Q&A with Jean Mendoza
Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY
When most people think of poetry for kids, Shel Silverstein often comes to mind, and rightly so since his poems are a silly and delightful right-of-passage for any child. April, being National Poetry Month, offers the perfect time to take a look at the variety and scope of poetry for children beyond the Silverstein collections. … Continue reading Kids Poetry Month: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!
HARDCOVER FICTION Barefoot Dogs: Stories by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho Book Release Event 3/10/15 “What people lose defines how they live their lives and this vibrant collection of stories illustrates this point with a literary verve that is electrifying! When the patriarch of a rich and thriving Mexican family is kidnapped, the family scatters across the world … Continue reading New Books! 3/10/2015
Top Shelf in March: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson Reviewed by Raul The story of the sinking of the liner Lusitania is murky with the passage of more than a hundred years. While most people will remember the Costa Concordia tragedy or the illness that struck passengers on board the … Continue reading Top Shelf in March: DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Canaan White Reviewed by Shappy World War Z meets World War I! The newest offering from Max Brooks (bestselling author of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide) is a graphic novel that tells the story of the Harlem Hellfighters, a black American regiment that fought in the trenches alongside … Continue reading THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS: World War Z Meets World War I!
Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum Reviewed by Raul In 1915, while Europe was in the throes of the Great War and America was wholly committed to keeping itself neutral, the Imperial German Intelligence services launched a savage and very secret war on American … Continue reading DARK INVASION: Thrilling, Factual White Knuckle Thriller