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An Anti-Review of an Anti-Memoir: A Field Guide to Tom Robbins' Tibetan Peach Pie

April 27, 2015 | The Crew

  It’s impossible for me to write about Tom Robbins without getting personal. I’ll get to Tibetan Peach Pie, but bear with me briefly.   Throughout my childhood Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Jitterbug Perfume,... read full article

Haiku Review: The Painter by Peter Heller

April 21, 2015 | The Crew | 1 Comment

This Tuesday’s review in haiku comes to us from Anonymous—a pot-making, songwriting, card-sharking, chicken-raising doula and mother of two.   Peter Heller’s The Painter   Currents and canvas Churning desert sky above Jim, whatcha thinking?... read full article

Return of the Blog

April 19, 2015 | The Crew

Hello Church Street Community,   Because such a wonderful shop as Church Street is worthy of website content lively as Cal and wise as Heather, we’re dusting off this old blog to provide a (somewhat)... read full article

I Have to Geek Out About Twin Peaks For a Minute

August 07, 2014 | Mollie Hawkins | 1 Comment

It’s no secret. If you’ve ever met me, I’ve probably annoyed you at some point or another with a random fact about Twin Peaks. I’m what you might consider “problematically obsessed.” I have a TP... read full article
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Read That, Drink This: Hemlock Grove and Black Iced Coffee

July 24, 2014

A few of us at Church Street have a new obsession: the Netflix series Hemlock Grove. True, it’s incredibly creepy and often pretty gross — but we can’t stop watching or talking about it anyway.... read full article
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Read That, Drink This: Shine Shine Shine & DinoSOUR

July 17, 2014

What if you found it difficult to communicate with your child, and your husband/partner/best friend/soulmate was so far away it felt like he was in outer space? What if you tried so hard to be... read full article
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Read That, Eat This: Murakami & the Best Ever Bran Muffin

June 27, 2014

We love Haruki Murakami’s work (like iQ84, pictured above), but his undeniably surreal style can get our heads spinning a bit. His writing is deceptively simple, so it’s easy to be surprised at how imaginative... read full article
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Read That, Drink This: Annihilation + Sabroso Frost

June 18, 2014

When you’re reading a weirdly wonderful book like Annihilation, an exotic adventure novel about a group of scientists sent to explore the bizarre happenings in a mysterious government wilderness, we think the best beverage choice... read full article
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Read That, Drink This: Capital + Black Coffee

June 12, 2014

When’s the last time the whole world was talking about a big, fat economics book by a French dude? Well, we can’t remember, but it’s happening now, because Thomas Pinketty’s Capital has everybody talking, from... read full article

Post-Apocalypse Showdown: I Am Legend vs. The Road

April 03, 2013 | Brandon Ballard

Brandon’s the kind of guy who’ll pause the movie every five minutes to give you further insight into whatever comic book/fantasy novel/Grecian myth you’re watching — he’s a lifetime ambassador of all things nerdy and... read full article

Desert, American Style

March 06, 2013 | Josh Cannon

As we round the corner from winter to spring, I know you must be thinking, “Where can I find a contemplative book about the American desert west, one that is part memoir, part investigative reporting,... read full article

Books: Worth Every Cent, Even If It's Your Last Cent

March 05, 2013 | Marge Malone | 1 Comment

When we read about Marge’s travels — and her frequent visits to bookshops — on her blog, we were jealous. Then we remembered that we do most of our site seeing through reading anyway, so... read full article

I read these books so you don't have to: Memoirs you might want to skip

March 04, 2013 | Elisa Munoz

It was Tolstoy who said, “Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” but it’s Elisa who writes about their unhappiness. In this column, she reads and reviews the best memoirs of the worst... read full article

Perfume, Paper and Magic

February 28, 2013 | Kelly Cummings

I haven’t met yet a book lover who didn’t love the smell of books, that mix of pulp and glue and, well, magic, that even the best eReader can’t ever duplicate. Most of us are... read full article

The Twilight Project Part I: Bella’s Awakening

February 27, 2013 | Marc Marker | 1 Comment

Most of us avoid absurdity and awkwardness — Marc embraces it (at least in literature). Because it’s those tools that help some of our great writers strip away our preconceptions about life’s social drama, and... read full article

Depends On How You Look at It: Exercises in Style

February 26, 2013 | Kevin Wilder

Ever wonder what makes a writer an author? Are they born with author genes, or does it have more to with family life, personal discipline, or what kind of cereal they choose every morning? An... read full article

Dreams Do Come True ...

February 19, 2013 | Kelly Cummings

We’re inviting Peter Pan to Church Street tonight. No, we’re not leaving a window open and hoping for pixie dust — we’re having the first meeting of our adults-reading-children’s-literature book club (um … I’m trying... read full article

Library Elevator, or Tardis? An In-Depth Pondering

February 18, 2013 | Mollie Hawkins | 1 Comment

Librarians have a certain … mystique. They’re strict gatekeepers to the world of books. Cataloguers of information. Guardians of story. Watchdogs of truth. Mollie’s not a librarian yet (she’s a Library Page), but she’s taking... read full article

First Star to the Right ...

February 12, 2013 | Kelly Cummings | 1 Comment

“Reading Peter Pan makes me angry about being a grown up. I want to be a kid who still sees an ocean in every bathtub.”   That’s a (probably massacred …. I was kind of... read full article

Playing with Words

February 05, 2013 | Kelly Cummings

  Words mean something. That’s kind of what we’re all about here at PostScript, so we’ve really been into following Kelly Cummings’ Year of Lettering project. We love it because she highlights a different quote... read full article