The author reads from The Devereaux Dilemma.
The author discusses The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World.
The authors read from their new poetry.
The author discusses Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West.
The authors read from Farmer's Almanac: A Work of Fiction and Married but Looking.
An impressive foursome assembles to celebrate the release of Not Less Than Everything: Catholic Writers on Heroes of Conscience, from Joan of Arc to Oscar Romero (HarperOne), a collection of new essays edited by Catherine Wolff. Tobias Wolff, the... More »
Anything But Ordinary (Hyperion Books), written by Macalester College grad Laura Avery, is a quick, young-adult read that is rumored to be in development for the big screen. At the Nashville Olympic diving trials, gifted and ambitious 17-year-old... More »
The subtitle of Matthew Batt's debut memoir, Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home (Mariner Books), pretty much says it all. Well, except for the fact that said crack house is located in Utah, which means that... More »
Since childhood, local legend and radio icon Garrison Keillor longed to have his own bookstore. Common Good Books is his dream come true. For the last six years, the store was located underneath Nin... More »
Common Good Books has called the corner of Snelling and Grand avenues home for just under a year, but it's hard to imagine the independent bookstore not being there in the first place. Though Common Good Books has a different look, it's still got the same cozy feel of its old location beneath Nina's Café in St. Paul, where radio legend Garrison Keillor first made his dream of owning a bookstore a reality. The new, brightly lit store combines two spaces in its Mac-Groveland building:... More »
As independent, brick-and-mortar bookstores become more and more rare in today's internet world, it's heartening to hear that Garrison Keillor's little St. Paul bookshop is not just thriving but will be open in its new location at Macalester College by the time you read this. What has helped the store thrive? Well, it cuts a deep swath through the current fiction and nonfiction landscape, providing interesting reads for the curious and adventurous. It hosts regular author appearances,... More »
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