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Hot reads for those cold days and nights

With cold weather blowing in, and thoughts of snow coming our way, it can get a little chilly in our reading lives. The snow piles up, and the cabin fever sets in. When you get tired of the winter...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Celebrate Indies First Day on Saturday at Maria’s

Celebrate Indie bookstores and Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. Local authors and literary personages who will work as booksellers...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Magazine prints never-before-published H.G. Wells ghost story

NEW YORK – Here’s an odd story, from long ago: A man by the name of Meredith has converted a room in his house to a cluttered, dirty study. Meredith has a taste for Scotch whisky, and one day asks...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

‘It’s all new to me’

Denny Bertrand didn’t always know he could write. In fact, the 64-year-old semi-retired Cortez resident didn’t publish his first book – Western Poetry with a Cowboy Flair – until 2010. That was the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Indie film darling Parker Posey working on off-beat memoir

NEW YORK – Parker Posey, a longtime favorite in the independent film community, is planning a book with an off-beat spirit. Blue Rider Press has acquired the actress’ You’re On An Airplane: A...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Maria’s Bookshop partnering with Animas High School senior for book drive

Animas High School senior Ellis McNichol isn’t going to be spending her Christmas break skiing or sleeping in or just hanging out with friends. For three weeks, she’ll be working in an orphanage in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Lynching Waltz conveys message of hope

Stephen L. Kanne’s second novel, The Lynching Waltz, is historical fiction inspired by a real event that occurred in the author’s hometown of Glencoe, Illinois, in 1947. It was a favorite and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

A homecoming for a once-wimpy kid

Jeff Kinney wears his pants properly now, not with the waistband high, up near his belly button. He is no longer skeletal. He certainly doesn’t carry his patrol badge everywhere. And when he...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Delivering Dreams charming

When you are a child, your world is often constrained to home, school and the places you read about in books. A book or a letter becomes an invitation to explore the outside world, a chance to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Divergent author to tour in January/February for new book

NEW YORK – Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel Carve the Mark to be a little like the book itself, a “sojourn” defined by “exploration and curiosity.” “(W)ith each stop on the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

A new Superman comic honors an artist who died too young

DC Comics is paying tribute to late artist and writer Darwyn Cooke in the pages of Superman No. 8 in a two-part story titled Escape From Dinosaur Island, which arrived Wednesday on newsstands both...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

James Patterson plans new round of bonuses for booksellers

NEW YORK – Employees at independent bookstores can look forward to another round of holiday bonuses from James Patterson. The best-selling author said he plans to distribute $250,000, the same...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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