bookstore

Books: Top picks of 2009

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Powell’s has been part of my bookstore going experience since childhood.   If you are a book lover  it’s worth a trip to Portland, Oregon to visit Powell’s Books.   The original store was open in 1971, and now there are six locations around Portland. I didn’t read much in 2009.   I started many books, but completed few, therefore I’ve  written very little

Um...that's weird

Have the owners of the  Reader’s Cove, a Ft. Collins, Colorado bookstore, been drinking a little too much Captain Morgans? I recently received an email from the store outlining upcoming events.  This Saturday,  September 19th, the store is celebrating  “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  And guess what, after a little research I discovered  September 19th  really is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Honestly, I can’t make this stuff up.

Major chain now offers free wi-fi

Barnes & Noble now offers free wi-fi, and it’s about time.   Many smaller coffee shops and bookstores beat B&N to the punch, but the  world’s largest  bookseller has finally come to their senses.   Free wi-fi is now available at all their stores. I go to the B&N at The Promenade Shops  in Loveland, and  one issue  I have with the place are the unhappy workers.  It’s service with

One of HeidiTown's favorite authors in Denver this month

Jon Krakauer is best known for “Into Thin Air,”  the story of the fateful 1996 season on Everest and “Into the Wild,” recently adapted as a major motion  picture (read my review  HERE). Krakauer has long been one of my favorite non-fiction authors and this month he will be visiting the Tattered Cover Bookstore  in Denver to discuss his newest book, “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.”