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Book Notes: Tinman party will celebrate Gendron book

“Rattlebone,” a 128-page full color hardbound book collecting some 80 works by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, will be celebrated with a release party on Oct. 19 at The Tinman Gallery. …


Book Notes: Auntie’s sets Doig reading

I have to admit, whenever I read an Ivan Doig novel, I get an itch to move to Montana. Now that his latest, “The Bartender’s Tale,” is sitting on my …


Book Notes: Beagle, Grant visit Auntie’s for signings

We have a couple late additions to the list of local author events and news of appearances by well-known authors to tell you about. So grab your coffee, sit back …


Book Notes: Northwest authors will headline Mazama festival

The Mazama Festival of Books will feature 10 Northwest authors in its inaugural year. The festival will take place Aug. 18 and 19 at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Mazama, …


A ‘sweeping’ departure from comfort zone

The following descriptions have rarely, if ever, been applied to previous Jess Walter novels: “love story,” “sweeping” and “intergenerational.” “Gritty” and “darkly comic” were more like it.


For Walter, inspiration behind ‘Beautiful Ruins’ began on Italy trip

Fifteen years ago, Jess Walter and his wife traveled to Italy to visit her family. While there, the idea for a novel was born. That novel, “Beautiful Ruins,” will hit …


Book Notes: Mix of Johnsons set to appear at Auntie’s

It’s a June of Johnsons at Auntie’s Bookstore. Father and son Larry and Nathan Johnson will sign copies of their book, “Montana Waterfalls: A Guide for Sighters, Hikers and Waterfall …


The draw of the unknowable

The story of Sir John Franklin’s doomed 19th-century expedition in search of the Northwest Passage is full of mysteries. The last thing novelist Gregory Spatz wanted to do was solve …


Book Notes: Aunties’s offers local flavor with lineup of authors

Coming up at Auntie’s in the coming days: a slew of appearances by notable authors with local ties. Kate McLachlan will read from her paperback “Hearts, Dead and Alive” at …


Book Notes: Get Lit! will tip off with HooPalousa

As we inch closer to the start of Get Lit!, new details emerge. Such as this one: The 14th annual festival will tip off April 9 with a basketball game.


Your stories

Readers were invited to share personal stories about their favorite books, and more than two dozen responded. You can read them all at spokesman.com. Here are excerpts from a handful …


Printed books fight for survival in digital age

Books have always faced challenges. Cost was the first obstacle. Gutenberg’s early Bible sold for roughly three times what a clerk earned in a year.


Education Notes: Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night is tonight

Students and parents at Evergreen Elementary School in the Mead School District can have a night of fun and get a book at Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night, from 5 …


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: 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: Orlean, Whitehead top Get Lit! lineup

Some big literary names have been booked into Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival, coming April 11-15: • Susan Orlean, author of “The Orchid Thief” and the just-released “Rin Tin …


Book Notes: Schuller autobiography lands on shelves

Gunther Schuller’s new autobiography, “Gunther Schuller: A Life in Pursuit of Music and Beauty” (University of Rochester Press, $49.95), has arrived on the nation’s bookshelves. Schuller, who comes to Spokane …


Spotlight: Sendak exhibit promises wild time at EWU

Let the wild rumpus begin. A national traveling exhibition, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” arrives at Eastern Washington University on Thursday.


Best-seller to read from her latest, this year’s ‘Reading’ pick

Mary Roach’s latest best-seller, “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void,” is about the most awkward piece of equipment in the space program: the human body. …


Target volunteers help give library ‘Magic School Bus’ theme

The library at Adams Elementary School now has an infusion of 110 books thanks to a $500 grant from Target. “Each year, each Target store gives a $500 book grant …


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 …


Kershner: Knox book author relied on ‘rules of journalism’

Amanda Knox collapsed in tears of relief when an Italian court overturned her conviction last week. Yet there was someone else in the courtroom, Spokane native and author Candace Dempsey, …


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 …


Roundup: New book celebrates Adams County

A stunning new coffee table book, “Drylands: A Rural American Saga” (University of Nebraska Press, $27.95), celebrates an under-celebrated corner of our region: the drylands country of Adams County. That …


Book Notes: Bamontes’ latest hits shelves

A new book by the well-known local history team of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte, “Spokane: Our Early History – Under All is the Land” (Tornado Creek Publications), is now on …


Book Notes: Make plans to visit Monkeyboy Books

Here’s a terrific downtown shop that all Spokane book lovers should know about: Monkeyboy Books, 123 S. Wall St. This is a used bookstore right across the atrium from the …


Book Notes: Harmon releases two new books

Michael Harmon, one of Spokane’s authorial success stories, has not just one, but two new books out this summer. The first is “Chamber of Five” (Knopf Books for Young Readers, …


Book Notes: Top local authors serve up new offerings

Two new books are being released by local award winners: • “Selective Abandonment” by Ann Clizer (WingSpan Press, $16.95) – Hayden, Idaho, author Clizer placed second in the Pacific Northwest …


Book Notes: Cheney author moves into fiction

Cheney author John R. Soennichsen has had plenty of success with his nonfiction books, including “Bretz’s Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World’s Greatest Flood” and …