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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.

Downtown Spokane businesses may seek more lights and video cameras to fight crime

In an effort to curtail petty property crimes such as larceny, vandalism and loitering, the city’s Business Improvement District is asking downtown business owners whether they’re interested in installing more …


Book notes: September is shaping up as a busy month for book lovers

Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party …


Worth a thousand words: For Kate DiCamillo the story is always about connecting

Beloved children’s writer will be in Spokane on Saturday to present her new picture book, “La La La.”


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Copies of incendiary ‘Fire and Fury’ Trump expose already flying off shelves

Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” an explosive new book that purports to reveal skeletons inside the Oval Office, was originally slated for a Tuesday release. …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Smackdown at Auntie’s: WWE’s Charlotte Flair promos book ahead of Spokane Arena appearance

Professional wrestler Charlotte Flair, daughter of WWE legend Ric Flair, drew hundreds of people to Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown Spokane for a signing of her recently released book.


Jamie Ford’s latest novel, ‘Love and Other Consolation Prizes,’ sets an immigration tale against the backdrop of Seattle’s two world’s fairs

The Montana author will read at Auntie’s Bookstore on Thursday. It’s his third novel, following “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” and “Songs of Willow Frost.”


Q&A with poet Christopher Howell about “Love’s Last Number”

Poet Christopher Howell talks with the Spokesman-Review about his latest collection, “Love’s Last Number.”


Summer Brain Quest workbooks aim to counter “summer slide”

Auntie’s Bookstore will host a party Saturday to celebrate the release of the Summer Brain Quest workbook series, which aims to counter the “summer slide.”


Spokane clinicians circle up parental advice in new book

Circle of Security International founders Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper and Bert Powell have a newly released book, “Raising a Secure Child,” that for the first time offers up parenting strategies …


Local author Erin Pringle highlights the beauty, awkwardness of grief in new short story collection

In her latest collection of stories, “The Whole World At Once,” local author Erin PringleCQ highlights the beauty and awkwardness of grief and loss, things we often sweep under the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

New book brings ‘Super Troopers’ actor/director Jay Chandrasekhar to Comedy Club, Auntie’s

“Super Troopers” actor/director Jay Chandrasekhar’s new book, “Mustache Shenanigans,” brings him to Spokane, where he’ll perform at Spokane Comedy Club and hold a book reading at Auntie’s Bookstore.


Front Porch: Shopping small has a big local impact

By 10:15 Saturday morning, the line at the counter at Auntie’s Bookstore was several people deep. Shoppers juggled stacks of books while reaching for their wallets. A toddler clutched a …


Visiting writer Whitney Terrell will talk Iraq War fiction, his book ‘The Good Lieutenant’ in two Spokane talks

Whitney Terrell’s latest novel, his third, is “The Good Lieutenant,” which tells the story of Emma Fowler, an Army lieutenant in Iraq. Terrell, an assistant English professor at the University …


Front & Center: John Waite says his love of literature, not lucre, behind his purchase of Auntie’s Bookstore

Six weeks ago, Auntie’s Bookstore wasn’t on John Waite’s radar. Today, he owns it.


Merlyn’s Comics owner buys Auntie’s Bookstore

Auntie’s Bookstore is being sold for the first time in its nearly 40-year history to the owner of Merlyn’s Comic and Games.


Author writes on animals for adults, children alike

Hanson, a conservation biologist and author of the award-winning “Feathers” and “The Triumph of Seeds,” released “Bartholomew Quill: A Crow’s Quest to Know Who’s Who” in April. He’ll be at …


Authors give advice, send texts to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

Auntie’s Bookstore was filled with authors, belly dancers, actors and music Saturday as the business celebrated Independent Bookstore Day.


Area shops revved up for Independent Bookstore Day

On Saturday, more than 400 stores around the country are offering in-store readings, signings and sales to celebrate remaining brick and mortar booksellers in the digital age.


Creating Community: Literary Freedom group part of a resurgence in book clubs

The Literary Freedom Book Group meets at Auntie’s Bookstore. It has a long history at the store, but over the past two years it has grown to a core of …


Local discoveries inspire Nisbet’s ‘Ancient Places’

For more than 20 years, Jack Nisbet has been digging into the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning Spokane author, teacher and naturalist has written about explorer David Thompson and scientist David …


Book Notes: Seattle restaurateur, noted food blogger to read at Auntie’s

Molly Wizenberg, the Seattle restaurateur and writer behind the award-winning Orangette food blog, will be in Spokane next week reading from her latest book, “Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a …


Adventure writer Peter Stark to read at Auntie’s

As failures go, it was a glorious one, in Peter Stark’s estimation. With sights on the Pacific Coast, one party of explorers set out by sea, a “shaggy bunch” of …


River Park Square branch of Auntie’s Bookstore to close

Spokane-based homegrown Auntie’s Bookstore announced it’s closing its River Park Square shop, after three years of not being able to grab enough shoppers in the downtown mall. The final day …


Photo: One more assist from a legend

Stockton to Schrock: Basketball Hall of Famer and 10-time NBA all-star John Stockton, right, greets Kassio Schrock during his book signing at Auntie’s Bookstore on Sunday in Spokane. Hundreds lined …


Book Notes: EWU’s Kevin Decker lands at Auntie’s

So there’s a “Doctor Who” expert at Eastern Washington University. Who knew?


Here’s the Dirt: Liberty tenants get more space

A major remodel of the ground floor of the Liberty Building in downtown Spokane has given more retail space for Uncle’s Games and added a lounge in Sante Restaurant and …


Wordless story time lets kids participate in tales

They are children’s books of few words but plenty of action. “Mr. Wuffles,” “Daisy Gets Lost,” “Bluebird” – popular titles noted for their visual storytelling and spare text – will …


In Nance Van Winckel’s second book out this year, a Spokane-centered family eyes its past

A train crash, a family swept to sea, a dropped baby, a botched surgery. The events in Nance Van Winckel’s short-story collection “Boneland” are dramatic and life-altering. But her stories …


Book Notes: 19th-century Catholic bishop’s letters collected

A 19th-century bishop who worked in the Northwest is the subject of a new book co-edited by Patricia O’Connell Killen, academic vice president at Gonzaga University, and Roberta Stringham Brown, …


Book Notes: Poet Olstein headlines GU’s Writers Series

The second installment of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will feature poet Lisa Olstein. Olstein won the Hayden Carruth Award for her …