A young woman with a supernatural talent for finding things goes looking for trouble and gets it in the form of a monstrous man who uses children for his own dark ends in Joe Hill's new novel NOS4A2. The book delves into a world where certain special people can make dreams real, then explores what h ... More >>
Set in the depths of a Denver recession, Manuel Ramos' new novel follows Gus Corral as he gets caught up in a gritty world of warring gangs, murder and a missing religious artifact. Out now on Arte Público Press, Desperado: A Mile High Noir uses the North Side of Denver as the backdrop for a thrill ... More >>
Jenny Lawson made the most of her bizarre childhood. In fact, she turned it into a New York Times bestseller. But Lawson's entry to the literary world was her popular blog, The Bloggess, which attracted the attention of a literary agent. Let's Pretend This Never Happened is her new, mostly-true memo ... More >>
After thirty years in business, Denver Book Fair announced that it was closing its doors last October, and now the cavernous storefront at 44 South Broadway is in final liquidation mode. Everything is for sale: books, magazines, calendars, manuals, even the fixtures are priced to move.
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The Fried Twinkie Manifesto was never expected to hit the big-time. Its author, Denver local Ryan Moehring, wrote it in his spare time (concurrently holding down a day-job as a government employee), found an editor on Craigslist, got a friend to design the cover and put up the cash to publish it him ... More >>
For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>
There's a lot more to Carré Otis's new book than her famous ex-husband, Mickey Rourke. But he is a big part of her story. The Colorado resident and supermodel will be signing her new memoir, Beauty, Disrupted, Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store. The book details everything from her ... More >>
Instead of cutting entire comic strips and losing more readers the Denver Post could save space (and money) by splicing together different strips to create comic cut-ups that are immensely more funny...
In case the Oprah Book Club and Barnes & Noble's reading recommendations weren't enough to get you to read generic best-sellers, the One Book, One Denver program is here to help: Once again, Arts and Venues Denver's nominations for the contest that determines what all Denver shall read ignore ... More >>
Janelle Monáe (due Sunday, May 29 at 1STBANK Center with Bruno Mars and Mayer Hawthorne), like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, grew up in Kansas, and like that character, Monáe left home to go on something of a fantastic journey. But instead of Oz, Monáe landed in Atlanta, Georgia, where she met u ... More >>
John Sayles is best known as a cult-director and script doctor, but apparently all that time spent writing and directing his own movies isn't enough for him, as he's also an accomplished novelist. Sayles will be hanging out at the Tattered Cover on Colfax this weekend to answer all your quest ... More >>
Nothing, to our way of thinking, is more captivating than the true story of very real struggle. We all have these little musical fantasies, strumming our Fenders in the dark of our apartments, listening to a little Miles Davis or Johnny Cash.
Audio books are all about finding the perfect actor with the perfect voice to read to you while you drive across the country. So, when we heard Will Oldham had taken on the narration of Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade, we started thinking about what other artists should venture into the same bu ... More >>
Apparently this week is "awesome book week" because three of our picks come from trees, while another is based on a book. Okay, it's possible we're just attempting to show off the fact that we have the ability to read, but even so, a book from our last president, a comic collection from one o ... More >>
Whether or not this is a shockingly discouraging testament to the page turners of America or Guy Fieri threatening to jam his back-ass headwords sunglasses down the throats of anyone who doesn't purchase his books, it's still a fact: Guy Fieri, who just dove into Denver with his "Culinary Roa ... More >>
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the "Rush to the Rockies." As rumors of the May 1859 gold find echoed back east, hordes of fortune-hunters started the arduous trek across the plains to the confluence of the Platte and Cherry Creek. Many never made it to what was then the Kansas Territory; ... More >>