The Library Book by Susan Orlean The Library Book by Susan Orlean is one book but no fewer than three distinct but overlapping stories; the history, not just of the Los Angeles Public Library system, but of libraries, the saga of the April 28, 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library, and the story … Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean
A little mid-week snack or, perhaps, a mid-week pick me up... I absolutely adore picture books. I love well told stories, but pairing them with beautiful illustrations seals the deal for me. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy is high among my favorites. The relatively short book isn't quite … Continue reading The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne, TX Anyone who knows me or spends even a little time with me will quickly come to understand my passion for books. It should be no surprise then, that over drinks with friends the topic of books came up and somewhere along the way I lamented my inability to … Continue reading Librarian Interview: Robin Stauber of the Boerne Public Library
Robin Sloan from robinsloan.com One of my aspirations for The Deckle Edge has been to feature interviews of the authors who's books I've enjoyed and reviewed. I couldn't be more excited to publish this first interview with Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore and Sourdough. Many thanks to Robin for his willingness … Continue reading Author Interview: Robin Sloan
The Boerne Books & Arts Festival is coming back to our little town on Oct. 5 from 10 AM - 5 PM at the Main Plaza. I attended the first one last year and was impressed by the various book dealers, university presses, and authors in attendance. Many of the books like The Cedar Choppers … Continue reading Boerne Book & Arts Festival, Boerne, TX Oct. 5, 2019
The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio, TX Yesterday we visited one of my favorite indie bookstores, The Twig Book Shop in the heart of The Pearl in San Antonio, TX. Like all good indie bookstores, The Twig has a broad selection of local authors and topics that you won’t find in most other places. The … Continue reading The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio, TX
How cool is that sign?!? It’s no secret. I love bookstores. Big ones, small ones, chain bookstores, funky independent ones, and most definitely, used bookstores. I love the smell, the stacks, and the ability to browse unmolested. I’m fairly indiscriminate in my affection for bookstores, but each type serves a different purpose. The Bookshop For … Continue reading The Bookshop Under the Windmill, Boerne, TX
One of the great debates among readers is, paper or plastic? That is to say, “real” books or e-readers such as the Kindle? I absolutely love books. I love their weight, their bindings, and the feel and smell of the paper. I love different printings and dust jacket art. I love to hold and sometimes … Continue reading Paper or Plastic?