Bookstores: Common Good Books in St. Paul

Bookstores: Common Good Books in St. Paul

Read my books at Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota Common Good Books is a wonderful little bookstore in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the mid-2000s, I was in Minnesota for graduate school and I worked on the Macalester College campus as a part-time job during my grad...
Bookstores: Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle

Bookstores: Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle

Find my books at Ada’s Technical Books In the early 2000s, a blusterous tech guy I knew in Seattle went to work for Amazon. Shortly afterwards, I had coffee with my old friend, and he proceeded to tell me how the future of books was Amazon and ebooks. Therefore,...
Bookstores: Amazon’s Bookstores

Bookstores: Amazon’s Bookstores

If you are a connoisseur of bookstores, like I am, then you might find this to be an unusual post, because despite my previous posts praising the shining stars of the indie book world — mainstays like Kepler’s in Silicon Valley, Powell’s in Portland,...
Poem: Don’t Go Into the Library

Poem: Don’t Go Into the Library

by Alberto Ríos The library is dangerous— Don’t go in. If you do You know what will happen. It’s like a pet store or a bakery— Every single time you’ll come out of there Holding something in your arms. Those novels with their big eyes. And those no-nonsense, all...
Bookstores: Eagle Harbor Book Company

Bookstores: Eagle Harbor Book Company

Read my books at Eagle Harbor I have a confession to make. Years ago, when I lived in Seattle, I’d take dates on the ferry out to Bainbridge Island, where there’s a lovely little walking district with shops and bars and an absolutely fantastic little...