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Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of this article. I read YA from time to time. Perhaps the gist should be that you might feel embarrassed if YA is the Only lit you read. What do you think ?   As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this[Read More…]

A Look at The Fault in Our Stars

A Look at The Fault in Our Stars

The Summer blockbuster season is just around the corner – and it looks to be a dandy. But before getting into the hardcore sci-fi and interstellar super heroes we start off with a real tear jerker geared towards the young-ish set. From The Hollywood Reporter With interest in adapting John Green’s[Read More…]

by June 8, 2014 Miscellaneous
With Physical Book Sales Declining, Foyles Takes a Leap of Faith

With Physical Book Sales Declining, Foyles Takes a Leap of Faith

You might think that a hundred year old bookshop that has recently experienced 20% annual declines in sales would consider packing it in. With the tremendous acceleration in the growth of e-book sales, are most old established bookshops in peril? Instead of rolling over and playing dead, the venerable Foyle’s is[Read More…]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A writer who changed lives

A Guest Post by Monica Leslie Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on the 6th of March in 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia. Gabriel Marquez was born to his father, Gabriel Garcia, and his mother, Luisa Marquez. Gabriel’s father was a pharmacist who moved with his wife to Barranquilla leaving their son[Read More…]

by May 20, 2014 Authors
St. Louis Bookstores That Still Have Plenty to Offer

St. Louis Bookstores That Still Have Plenty to Offer

Curling up with a good book seems to be a term from the past. Now it’s relax with a tablet or sit at my desk and read my computer. Those terms just don’t sound as cozy, do they? It’s true, the digital age has waged a war on those of[Read More…]

by May 18, 2014 Bookstore Profiles
The Love of Old Bookshops

The Love of Old Bookshops

a guest post by actress and novelist Elizabeth Housden   My earliest recollection of shopping with my mother when I was very small was to the local bookshop.  I learned to read very early, which is probably connected to my first remembrances and the only thing I spent my pocket[Read More…]

by May 9, 2014 News & Opinions
5 Writing and Publishing Myths Debunked (Sort of)

5 Writing and Publishing Myths Debunked (Sort of)

A Guest Post By: Brad Cotton Take a look at Brad’s latest book:  By All Men’s Judgments Myth 1. Everyone has at least one good book in them. The Truth: Writing is bloody hard. And, while everyone may have at least one story that will break your heart, putting it[Read More…]

by May 2, 2014 Self Publishing
The Best Bookstores in Montreal

The Best Bookstores in Montreal

by Nissa Khan Montreal lost a treasure when Nicholas Hoare closed its doors in 2012.  A towering oasis tucked away in Westmount, the bookstore was a marker for independent English Language shops that housed everything from Classic and contemporary fiction to literary magazines, travel books, art tomes, children’s literature and[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 Bookstore Profiles