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Spotlight on Bookstores: *Idlewild Books* in Manhattan

This Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Kari, creator/co-author of Five Borough Book Review, a blog written by a dozen or so 20-something New Yorkers.  Kari works in children’s publishing during the day, and reads and blogs in her spare time (I’m remembering back to my 20s – work all day, go out after [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: “a magical location for a bookstore” in NYC

This week, author Amy Hendel has written an essay about a magical location for a bookstore … in the middle of Manhattan.  She gives us a great reminder that we can find our own oasis in the hustle and bustle of everything around us; maybe this doesn’t apply only to reading books in a busy [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Fountain Books in Richmond, Virginia

This week brings a second Spotlight on Bookstores by Pamela K. Kinney, an author of published horror, science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and so far, two nonfiction books, Haunted Richmond, Virginia and Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales, both published by Schiffer Publishing.  Using the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, she has published sweet paranormal/fantasy/science [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *The Corner Bookstore* in Manhattan

This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Nancy Bachrach, author of the brave, flippant, and brutally honest memoir The Center of the Universe, which I reviewed here. As evidenced by the strong writing in her first book and in this essay, she is an author to watch! Lenny Golay and Ray Sherman are doing [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Linden Tree Children’s Recordings and Books in Los Altos, California

Harriet Scott Chessman is the author of three novels, including the #1 Book Sense Pick Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, and Someone Not Really Her Mother, hailed as one of the Best Books of 2004 by The San Francisco Chronicle and as a Good Morning America Read This! choice.  Her fiction has been described [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: on a street corner in Manhattan …

This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Robert Tuchman.  Robert is founder of TSE Sports & Entertainment, the global leader in sports event travel, and has written The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider’s Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime. He has also authored Young Guns:   The Fearless [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Bart’s Books in Ojai, California

She’s baa-aack!  Several months ago, Ti at Book Chatter and Other Stuff shared a fantastic Spotlight post on The Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado.  I was fantasizing about packing my bags and visiting the bookstore, when I saw this post about Ti’s Mother’s Day outing.  I added another stop to my imaginary tour [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: four treasures in “the hinterlands”

Miriam Parker works for a publishing company, has a blog and is working on her novel Book People in Southwest Virginia.  After knowing Miriam online for many, many months, I was so happy to finally meet her at BEA!  In this Spotlight post she gives the scoop on four lovely bookstores far outside New [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: *Creatures ‘n Crooks Bookshoppe* in Richmond, Virginia

Attention all fans of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery – you’re in for a treat!  This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is submitted by Pamela K. Kinney, an author of published horror, science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and so far, two nonfiction books, Haunted Richmond, Virginia and Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: Rakestraw Books in Danville, California

Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by David Ebershoff, whose novel The 19th Wife has just been released in paperback.  You can read my review of The 19th Wife, an interview with David, and a blurb about his reading at one of my local bookstores.  He is an editor at [...]