Read This Book: RULES FOR WEREWOLVES

~post by Julie W.  Earlier this year, I had the great fun of participating in the reading committee for the Summer/Fall 2015 round of the American Booksellers Association's Indies Introduce Program. The goal of Indies Introduce is simple: highlight some of the best fiction, nonfiction and children's books written by new and undiscovered  authors each season. The selection process works a … Continue reading Read This Book: RULES FOR WEREWOLVES

Special Report: Cats Respond to CAT OUT OF HELL

The recent publication of Cat Out of Hell, the new novel from Lynne Truss, bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, has apparently caused quite a stir in the feline community. Melville House, the novel's publisher, has published this investigative video report: Raul, our first floor inventory manager, read the book for himself and weighs in:  "A pastiche of … Continue reading Special Report: Cats Respond to CAT OUT OF HELL

Top Shelf for June: ‘The Lake’ by Banana Yoshimoto

It's the first of June and our latest edition of The Independent is hot off the presses.  Our Top Shelf pick this month is the novel The Lake by Japanese writer Banana Yoshimoto, translated by Michael Emmerich. Master Bookseller Brian C. reviewed The Lake for The Independent and shares it with us here. ~ The … Continue reading Top Shelf for June: ‘The Lake’ by Banana Yoshimoto

The Lesson of the Master (of Punctuation)

I’ve mentioned it before, but I love Melville House Publishing. If you like reading about books online, their blog, MobyLives (http://mhpbooks.com/mobylives/), is must read material. Over the next year, I’ll be reading and reviewing Melville House’s series, The Art of the Novella (http://www.mhpbooks.com/bookseries.php?id=151). When we read fiction, it tends to be a novel between 250 … Continue reading The Lesson of the Master (of Punctuation)