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Book Notes: Auntie’s packed with author events

Time to mark your calendar for some author events at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. • On Saturday, local author Miles Athey signs copies of his first novel, “Crab …


Book Notes: Novelist Egan set to read at GU

Time to mark your calendars for some upcoming author readings. Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2011 for “A Visit from the Good Squad,” will give …


Book Notes: Auntie’s offers answers to e-book worries

So you got that Kindle Fire/Nook Tablet/iPad for Christmas, and you’re still figuring out it works. If buying local is your thing, Auntie’s Bookstore can help you navigate the e-book …


‘Scary world’ products designed to protect us from everything

You are held captive in the airplane seat and so the seatback magazines beckon. Page through SkyMall, or any catalog featuring gifts, and soon you notice all the “scary world” …


Book Notes: ‘Train Dreams’ makes local stop

Does “Train Dreams” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $18), the novella by National Book Award winner Denis Johnson, have particular local interest? Well, let me put it this way. The book’s …


Book Notes: Give the gift of reading

Just a reminder: Books make excellent Christmas presents. You can customize them to every taste. And you can write an inscription on the title page that your descendants might stumble …


Book Notes: D’Aoust book looks at world of dance

A fascinating book on a compelling subject – the world of high-level modern dance and ballet – by Sandpoint author Renée E. D’Aoust hits bookshelves this week. It’s an artistic …


Book Notes: Sedaris set for Auntie’s appearance

The David Sedaris reading-and-signing zoo comes to Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., on Thursday, 7 p.m. He’ll be reading from his latest book, “Squirrel Meets Chipmunk,” now available in …


Book Notes: Roach packed for Spokane, will read Thursday

This is the big week for the city’s annual communitywide reading event, Spokane Is Reading. Best-selling author Mary Roach will be here Thursday to talk about “Packing for Mars,” her …


Book Notes: Auntie’s hosting Sedaris visit Dec. 1

David Sedaris, the best-selling writer and humorist, will return to Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main, on Dec. 1. The exact time and other details are still being worked out (although …


Guilty plea doesn’t close book on racism, says march leader

Organizers of the annual march targeted by a racist wannabe bomber say Spokane can’t forget about what happened just because the defendant pleaded guilty. “This is one of the symptoms …


Book Notes: Murphy set to share new children’s tale

Local children’s book author Claire Rudolf Murphy has just published a new picture book, “Marching With Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage” (Peachtree Publishers, $16.95). …


Book Notes: Jance lands at Auntie’s for reading of ‘Betrayal’

Mark your calendar now for your J.A. Jance fix. The best-selling Seattle-based author will be at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., on Aug. 4, 7 p.m.


Hoopfest had wins and losses on sidelines, too

Relatively cool weather Sunday was good for just about everything at Hoopfest except water and book vendors. Despite a bargain price – two 16-ounce bottles for $1 – the “Coldest …


Book Notes: Cowboy poet Baxter Black lands at Auntie’s

His deep Western drawl is familiar to millions of National Public Radio listeners and his cowboy poetry is known around the world. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Baxter Black will …


Book Notes: Black set to star in film version of Walter’s ‘Poets’

Spokane novelist Jess Walter’s latest book, “The Financial Lives of the Poets,” has been picked up as a movie vehicle for Jack Black, retitled “Bailout.” This news came out of …


Book Notes: Barker to read from ‘Taliban Shuffle’

Here’s an acclaimed Afghan war memoir with a Spokane connection: “Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan,” by Kim Barker. Barker’s byline is familiar to longtime readers of The Spokesman-Review, since …


Book Notes: Pulitzer-winning Stiles lands at Whitworth

A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer will discuss his acclaimed “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” at Whitworth University at 7 p.m. Thursday. T.J. Stiles achieved a double feat …


Book Notes: Poets share their ‘Story’ Friday at Chase Gallery

Here’s an event that combines poetry and art: a reading Friday at the Chase Gallery in conjunction with “Telling the American Story, History, Memory, Place, Story, Picture, Space.” This group …


Book Notes: GU Writers Series plays host to Moody

Gonzaga University’s Visiting Writers Series presents its biggest name of the year on Wednesday: Rick Moody. Moody is the author of the novels “Garden State,” “Purple America,” “The Diviners” and, …


Bomb capable of lethal impact

Lindsey Reiswig and her co-workers got the first indication something wasn’t right Monday morning when a Spokane police officer came by Auntie’s Bookstore and said they needed to clear the …


FBI: Bomb could have caused ‘multiple casualties’

The abandoned backpack found Monday along the route of Spokane’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. march contained a bomb capable of inflicting “multiple casualties,” the FBI has confirmed.


Barnett puts her exercise techniques in words, motion

Larkin Barnett comes from a long line of Spokane physicians. Her grandfather, Edwin J. Barnett, was the chief of staff of what was then Sacred Heart Hospital in the 1930s.


Book Notes: Auntie’s makes e-books available

Independent bookstores, including Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., are jumping more deeply into the e-books business, in partnership with Google eBooks. Here’s how it works at Auntie’s: If you …


Some fear wage increase will mean rise in prices

Entry-level workers will benefit from Saturday’s increase in Washington’s minimum wage, but the 12-cent boost in hourly pay could put a squeeze on business owners. “Do we like the idea …


Book Notes: Aunt Kimmie to sign at Auntie’s

Aunt Kimmie Bebo will make a special appearance at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., today from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign her new children’s book, “Magic Sprinkles” (Dog …


Book Notes: Poet Wrigley will read latest at Auntie’s

One of the nation’s top poets, Robert Wrigley, lives and works in our region – and he’ll be reading from his latest collection, “Beautiful Country” (Penguin, $18) at Auntie’s Bookstore …


Book Notes: Edstrom releases recording how-to

The name Brent Edstrom is familiar from his work with the Brent Edstrom Trio and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. Now the classical-jazz pianist has a new role: Brent Edstrom, Oxford …


Book Notes: ‘Broken Ground’ lands in paperback

It’s one of the most acclaimed novels by an Inland Northwest author in the last 30 years. The New York Times Book Review said it “rumbles with metaphor.”


Book notes: ‘Early Spokane’ shows off city’s history

A new book of historical photos, “Early Spokane” by Don Popejoy and Penny Hutten (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99), will be available beginning Monday. It’s part of Arcadia’s “Images of America” series, …