small press

The Millions points to a cool new independent press out of Seattle, Clear Cut Press, notable for its pocket-sized tomes with detachable covers. The press’s debut title is the anthology The Clear Cut Future, which includes fiction, memoir, poetry, polemical …



litquiz 2 – play it again

In what novel of Eastern European origin does the narrator find inspiration in an old book shelved in a friend’s house, a book which conjures the likes of Johnny St. Cyr, Tixie Smith, Bud Freeman, and Bix Beiderbecke?


booknote from LBL: The Planets

Here’s Lauren Baratz-Logsted on a book that’s been causing quite a stir on planet Earth lately: The Planets, Dava Sobel. Whence Dava Sobel’s obsession with the planets? Whence mine? OK, I can’t speak for her, but I know where mine …


today at Book Passage

Today Kevin Smokler & I will be at Book Passage to talk about Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times. I’ll also be reading a little something. It’s at 1:00, which means you’ll have time to grab a sandwich at the …