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Spokane’s Jess Walter has it where it counts: On the bookshelf

Spokane native, journalist and award-winning novelist Jess Walter is publishing his seventh novel this month: “The Cold Millions.” This is in addition to a 2013 collection of short stories and his first book, a 1995 retelling of the Ruby Ridge incident, which Walter covered for The Spokesman-Review.

Water Cooler: Family-friendly Halloween reads

If you have children who love to celebrate Halloween but aren’t such big fans of being scared, here are some books they can read with silly and kid-friendly stories about Halloween festivities, flying brooms, magic scarecrows, spooky buses and scaredy cats.

Family Fun: Pop open science fun with author Lynn Brunelle

A plastic pop bottle makes a great mini laboratory. That's what Lynn Brunelle discovered when she was head writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy." As she and her colleagues talked at writers meetings, she kept using her water bottle to help demonstrate whatever experiment she was talking about.

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel ‘Gilead’

When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on an audio edition of her novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson’s response was to get a better idea of who he was. “I can’t say I was familiar with his voice,” Robinson said of the four-time Oscar nominee whose films include “Before Sunrise,” “Reality Bites,” “Gattaca” and “Training Day.”

Indie bookstores launch anti-Amazon ‘Boxed Out’ campaign

With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed with an award-winning advertising agency known for “culture hacking” to dramatize the threats of the pandemic and the growing dominance of Amazon.com.

Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, ‘My Body’

NEW YORK — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022.

TV shows to watch throughout the Halloween season

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest.

Water Cooler: Celebrate banned books week

The end of September is the perfect week to celebrate the coming, chilly seasons of cozying up with a book while merrily exercising your First Amendment rights. Why? The last week of September is Banned Books Week, a national awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read.

Books: Scaring up books to read with grandkids

In James Stevenson's picture book "That Terrible Halloween Night," a grandfather tells his two grandchildren about what happened to him when, as a little boy, he went trick-or-treating and dared to go inside the local haunted house.