IndieView with Glenn Fain, author of The Woman of My Dreams

IndieView with Glenn Fain, author of The Woman of My Dreams

It went fast for a reasonably long novel. What would you like readers to know about you? It’s totally unique to the individual writer. What came easily? If so can you please describe it? For instance, getting my self-published books reviewed in a literary magazine with a large audience seems impossible at the moment. Theoretically, […]

IndieView with Chris Gerrib, author of The Night Watch

IndieView with Chris Gerrib, author of The Night Watch

When did you start writing the book? For more from Chris visit his website, his Live Journal page, or follow him on Twitter. Of modern writers, I find John Scalzi most influential. Writing is an art, publishing is a business. Do you listen to music while you write? Third, how society abhors a vacuum. Any […]

IndieView with Liz Kerin, author of The Phantom Forest

IndieView with Liz Kerin, author of The Phantom Forest

Know who your target audience is, who you’re going to ask for support, and be prepared to share lots of excerpts! I’ve also always been intrigued by the concept of reincarnation and am a big fan of Greek and Roman mythology, so the universe-building that went into the Underworld and the beliefs of Seicha’s people […]

Did these toy building blocks inspire young Einstein’s imagination?

Did these toy building blocks inspire young Einstein’s imagination?

Did these toy building blocks inspire young Einstein’s imagination? Kaller describes them as “a unique and important artifact of Einstein’s childhood.” He adds: “Fellow scientist J. The company was revived in 1995 and is once again manufacturing toy building blocks. Einstein – who famously said “Imagination is more important than knowledge” – was born in […]

IndieView with Lucy Mihajlich, author of Interface

IndieView with Lucy Mihajlich, author of Interface

For their summer vacations, all of her friends are going to Disneyland, Tijuana, or Disneyland Tijuana, but Pen’s going on a pilgrimage to pray for what’s left of her family. What came easily? Portland, Oregon. I struggled with world-building, because it meant keeping up with current and emerging technologies, pop culture, and politics. She said […]

Eight Pancake Books Worth Stacking on Your Shelf

Eight Pancake Books Worth Stacking on Your Shelf

Eight Pancake Books Worth Stacking on Your Shelf Pancakes – get interactive with the kids And here’s a bonus book in case you wish to explore the development of pancakes since Greek and Roman times – Pancake: A Global History by Ken Albala. You too could make a giraffe from pancakes 7 OMG Pancakes! You’ll […]

“Room for Millions of Immigrants” – railroad pamphlet from 1883 shows how American life has changed

“Room for Millions of Immigrants” – railroad pamphlet from 1883 shows how American life has changed

“Room for Millions of Immigrants” – railroad pamphlet from 1883 shows how American life has changed A Climate for Health & Wealth Without Cyclones or Blizzards.” Yosemite Falls is one of the attractions described in the pamphlet Hoag was the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Immigration Commissioner. Founded in San Francisco in 1865, Southern Pacific was a […]

AbeBooks’ Literary Review of 2016

AbeBooks’ Literary Review of 2016

And part of that legacy must of course be commemorated with the books the year gave us. Happily, the year that made us most want to bury our heads in a book also gave us a wonderful, brilliant selection to choose from. We know, we know – the less said about the year 2016 the […]

Memories of Martin Luther King

Memories of Martin Luther King

  On Being a Good Neighbor – Signed Autograph Quotation Autograph quotation signed from the American pastor, activist, and leader in the Civil Rights movement who received the Nobel Peace Price in 1964. Each volume is exhaustively indexed and cross-referenced with other volumes in the set. A worn relic of one of the most turbulent […]

2017 Children’s Book Award Winners

2017 Children’s Book Award Winners

2017 Children’s Book Award Winners The text winner was Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina, about a spunky young girl living in Bogota, Colombia with her sidekick, Lucas the dog. Its co-author, Congressman John Lewis, was at the heart of the movement and a key player in the fight to desegregate. There were more than […]

Imagine a sequel to 1984? We did & so did Gyorgy Dalos

Imagine a sequel to 1984? We did & so did Gyorgy Dalos

A happy ending to this story would dilute the message about authoritarian rule. He had the first-hand experience to consider how Big Brother’s story could be advanced. A few years ago, we asked our designers to imagine that exact scenario and this is what they came up with. A classic is best left alone. However, […]

Meet  @mybookbath – Where Beauty Meets Books

Meet @mybookbath – Where Beauty Meets Books

If you are an avid user of Instagram, you are no doubt well aware of the keen eye for beauty and photography layout that many creative folks and artists share around the globe. Mbb:–Nearly Normal by Cea Sunrise Person which comes out at the end of January 2017 –The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey –The […]

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: February 2016

Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: February 2016

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Which of these titles will find […]

Vinegar valentines – the worst card to receive on February 14

Vinegar valentines – the worst card to receive on February 14

The artwork and verse mocked some characteristic of the recipient. They were also widely used in Britain. These anonymous cards, illustrated with caricatures and snarky poetry, were a major phenomenon as the ability to communicate regardless of distance became more accessible. More than 150 years ago, Victorian ‘greeting card trolls’ were using the fledgling postal […]

Bookseller Q&A: Inga’s Original Choices

Bookseller Q&A: Inga’s Original Choices

Bookseller Q&A: Inga’s Original Choices And why? Ten years later I became sole owner of the business and in 2000 I had a chance to buy the entire an book inventory from a teacher. Inga Eubanks: “There have been several but the only one I can think of right now is selling an 1898 copy […]

Goodbye from the Vinyl Cafe: Stuart McLean 1948-2017

Goodbye from the Vinyl Cafe: Stuart McLean 1948-2017

Goodbye from the Vinyl Cafe: Stuart McLean 1948-2017 His journalistic efforts earned him an ACTRA award in 1979 for his work on a radio documentary exploring the Jonestown Massacre. The last instalment, Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page, was   published in 2015. He will be sorely missed. What a gift for storytelling McLean had. His […]