Church Street Blog

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

Don't Get Dumped! What to Give (and What Not to Give) for Valentine's

February 01, 2013 | Kelly Cummings

Hand-lettered print by Kelly Cummings. Buy it here!   Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and while we can’t help you with the flowers, we’ve got some ideas for the gift. When navigating... read full article

The Walking Dead: Even Better As a Book

January 22, 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

Kids at the Library: Looking at life through Sparkle-covered Sunglasses

January 16, 2013 | Brooke McCarley | 3 Comments

Brooke is a librarian at a certain library in Alabama that will go unnamed here to protect the innocent. And by “innocent,” we mean “people who have a semi-creepy thing for librarians and think free... read full article

Losing Your Mind, One Month at a Time

January 10, 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

Killing Lincoln: Bobby Kind-of Reads a Book Sort-of Written by Bill O’Reilly

January 08, 2013 | Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson is a recovering non-reader. After devoting his formative and college years to reading, he’s been seduced by the business of life, the addictive nature of cable TV, and the all-consuming need for a... read full article

Binary Cary Learns How to Be a Woman

December 18, 2012 | Cary Norton

You’ve heard of the stars system of reviewing: four stars is good, two and a half stars is okay, etc. … Cary hates it. What’s the point of all those shades of gray, anyway —... read full article

At Least THIS Isn't Your Family: Holiday Memoirs As Comfort Reading

December 12, 2012 | 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

Monks, Manuscripts, and Movies

December 11, 2012 | Clair McLafferty | 1 Comment

Everyone loves a good book-turned movie … but sometimes novels just shouldn’t make the switch to screen. A longtime lover of both books and movies, Clair McLafferty explores which pages should (and shouldn’t) make it... read full article

Science of the Mind Trilogy: The Power of Habit

December 05, 2012 | Chris Morrow

Wormholes, interplanetary space travel, memory charms, stargazing — they’re the stuff of science fiction, but they’re also rooted in science fact. Chris’s mission is to explore the amazing in both novels and non-fiction, and to... read full article

Bookstore Review: Wandering the Strand

November 29, 2012 | Marge Malone

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