Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for April 2013, plus descriptions of the Top 10.
Publisher Algonquin last week announced Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint to be launched this fall. In so doing, it is climbing on to a very crowded bandwagon.
"The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth" by Mark Mazzetti; Penguin Press (400 pages, $29.95)
"The Humanity Project" by Jean Thompson; Blue Rider (352 pages, $26.95)
LOS ANGELES - To some people - those who might attend a guerrilla reading in San Francisco, for example - Ken Baumann is a writer and small-press publisher who is part of the contemporary literary vanguard. And yet, to a generation of adolescent girls, he's instantly recognizable as a star of the beloved ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," now in its last season.
"Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers" by Janet Malcolm; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (298 pages, $27)
"A Delicate Truth" by John le Carre; Viking (320 pages, $28.95)
"Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar" by Kevin Cook; Viking (256 pages, $26.95)
"The Alteration" by Kingsley Amis; NYRB Classics (256 pages, $14.95)
"The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud; Knopf (272 pages, $25.95)
"Cavanaugh on Duty" by Marie Ferrarella; Harlequin (2013), 288 pages, $5.50 (paperback)
Reyna Grande was just 9 years old in 1985 when she crossed the border from her native Mexico to the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
Love comics? Love free stuff? The two collide Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, an international event supported by local comic book stores across North American and around the world.
If you have never set type, brayed ink, rolled a vintage press or made paper by hand, Sunday is your chance. The annual Wayzgoose letterpress festival is on again at King’s Books in downtown Tacoma, and almost every artist there has free samples or activities to try.
R.J. Palacio didnt set out to write a book that would change the way children relate to each other. The first-time author was just hoping that someone would publish her 2012 young-adult novel. Now, the story of a disfigured fifth-grader is a New York Times best-seller and the selection for this years Tacoma Reads Together.
She was shy, old-fashioned, a little dowdy. She’d had a traumatic youth, and no particular passion or work other than playing the piano. And she was just the first of four wives for writer Ernest Hemingway who, when Hadley Richardson met him, was a struggling Chicago journalist.
It all started with a cyborg Cinderella. Now, the sequel to Tacoma author Marissa Meyer’s futuristic fantasy “Cinder” is in bookstores. “Scarlet” is the second book in Meyer’s young adult “The Lunar Chronicles” series, which take fairy-tale characters and reboots them in a sci-fi/fantasy setting. There’s romance, intrigue and villains.
Marissa Meyer, author of Scarlet, will be at the Anna Lemon Wheelock Library in Tacomas Proctor District for a book talk and signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
Arne Handeland University Place resident, teacher and now published historian sees a parallel between two projects more than a century apart that shaped the birth and future of his community.
A book inspired by Ivan the Gorilla has won the John Newbery Medal for the years outstanding contribution to childrens literature, the American Library Association announced this morning.
In the middle of a gray January drizzle, on a soggy Tacoma patch of grass, stands something that would make any determined walker push back his or her rain-soaked hood for a double-take: a bookshelf. With books. On the sidewalk. Free for the taking.
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