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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Coming of Age in the ’60s

 The 1960s were a tumultuous time of free love, civil rights and anti-war activism, and for three Milwaukee high school friends, the paths they chose during the summer of 1967 defined them for a lifetime. My Summer on Haight Street by Richard Rice Jr. shares the story of three recent
Friday, April 26, 2013

Short Stories from Odette County

In the mythical town of Odette County, Wis., hard-working citizens face the trials and tribulations of rural life in a series of compelling tales. Farmer’s Almanac: A Work of Fiction is a collection of short stories by Chris Fink that
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Boswell Book Co

With much sadness, this year Milwaukee-area bookworms bid farewell to Schwartz Bookshops and their astounding 82 years in business. But out of that loss comes opportunity, and Daniel Goldin, a 23-year
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Though fluorescent-filled mega-bookstores with chain-brand coffee will do in a pinch, Milwaukee's true lovers of the written word prefer the warm glow that emanates from an independent bookstore. Despite tough times for small businesses, city readers can still rely on favorites like Little Read Book in Wauwatosa or the unique Renaissance Books, a treasure trove of old and newer books found right in General Mitchell International Airport. And Mystery One Bookstore not only serves up crime and intrigue, but also regularly brings in authors to sign books and speak directly to their readership...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Schwartz’s legacy lives on

The challenges facing brick-and-mortar bookstores represent the diminishing analog way of life. Hours idled away in bookshops are being supplanted by time spent browsing Amazon. The millions of downloadable books on Google yield a depressing vision of the future. Even mighty retailers like Borders and Barnes & Noble feel the pinch of changing habits and an uncertain economy, and the future...