• New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams

    New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams0

    With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi: A Novel by Barbara L. Baer takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras, now known as Chennai. The novel also honors India’s oldest bookstore, Higginbothams, by portraying the establishment in several passages throughout the book. “I view Higginbothams as

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  • Bookseller Spotlight: Elk River Books

    Bookseller Spotlight: Elk River Books0

    Bookseller Spotlight features the world’s best independent bookstores presented by the people who run them in their own words. In the second episode of the series, journalist Andrea Peacock and poet Marc Beaudin show us their heritage-minded Elk River Books located at the bend of the Yellowstone River in Livingston in southwest Montana. When did Elk

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  • Bookseller Spotlight: Lhooq/Exrealism

    Bookseller Spotlight: Lhooq/Exrealism1

    Bookseller Spotlight features the world’s best independent bookstores presented by the people who run them in their own words. In the first episode of the series, Sean Christopher shows us his unique Lhooq/Exrealism in sunny, seaside Carlsbad, California. When did Lhooq/Exrealism open? Well, there really isn’t a direct answer for that question. I was writing

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