Santa Cruz author Sara Solovitch on overcoming stage fright in ‘Playing Scared’
Catamaran Literary Reader hosts writers conference in Pebble Beach
Ann Packer branches out in her new novel, while once again rooting her characters in startling realism
Local author offers anti-bullying strategies for parents and children
Theoretical physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow investigates why we investigate in ‘The Upright Thinkers’
Three lit events this week in Santa Cruz illustrate why we cherish independent bookstores
New works by Stephen Kessler stalk the Santa Cruz state of mind
Looking back at Santa Cruz’s incredible literary tradition
Public shaming is more popular than ever, thanks to social media. But Jon Ronson’s new book asks what it says about the...
LGBT hero Barney Frank comes to Santa Cruz to discuss his four decades of revolution through consensus
Santa Cruz author Nancy Abrams seeks the most real of all possible gods in her latest book
Former-GT-editor-turned-author Greg Archer has long looked for signs from the universe to point him in the right direction. When it came to...
When he’s not writing immensely popular books for children, Daniel Handler turns his irreverent strangeness to novels
Laurie King on writing romances for one of the most famous literary characters of all time
Armistead Maupin delivers his final book in the beloved ‘Tales of the City’ series.
Why we care about Miranda July’s quirks
Lee Quarnstrom’s memoir recalls the golden age of pyschedelics
New book recounts a buddhist pilgrimage that encountered craziness of all types—especially in Santa Cruz
A book lover’s guide to local authors whose work will make great gifts this season
Author Chris Hedges on the NDAA, domestic spying and civil resistance
Pulitzer-winning novelist Jane Smiley’s ordinary settings reveal extraordinary truths
Azar Nafisi on American identity and misguided individualism
Best-selling author Garth Stein’s latest book is a multi-generational tale set in the Pacific Northwest
Sandra Gilbert gets real about the truths and lies we tell ourselves about food
September brings a series of unique and popular children’s authors to Bookshop Santa Cruz
Mark Stephens wrote the book on yoga, literally
Amy Bloom follows the twists of hope and desire in ‘Lucky Us’
Lisa Jensen’s new adult fantasy explores a new twist on Neverland
Hemp, birds, and the alimentary canal—oh my! Bookshop Santa Cruz rolls out a slew of noteworthy book events Bookshop Santa Cruz will...
Editor’s note: Charles Atkinson has lived in Santa Cruz for 40 years. He is the author of five prize-winning volumes of poetry....