May 1, 2024

Mystery writer Leslie Karst

Local author and parttime Hawai'i resident Leslie Karst has made a volcanic pivot from her popular Sally Solari series with a brand-new adventure mystery, Molten Death.
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April 24, 2024

Rainn Wilson’s ‘Soul Boom’ Explores Radical Compassion

Actor Rainn Wilson’s newest book, “Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution,” dives into his upbringing, and his vision for the future.
April 17, 2024

Talk Nerdy to Me: Surf City Comic Con Debuts April 20

Santa Cruz County natives Tegenkamp and Aaron Alden think California’s Central Coast should have its own comic con—so they started the Surf City Comic Con.
February 28, 2024

Celebrating the Muse

In Celebration of the Muse... is the longest-running event of its kind—
February 26, 2024

Native American Author’s Haunting History

Tommy Orange explores shameful legacy of forced boarding schools in new novel
February 14, 2024

The Lantern’s Dance

Author Laurie R. King began her ingenious literary take on the world of Sherlock Holmes in 1994, centering on the retired crime-solver...
January 17, 2024

Good to the Last Drop

Our Community Reads, in collaboration with The Friends of the Aptos Library...has prepared a truly impressive month-long festival. This unique experience features 14 engaging events...
December 28, 2023

Strange Stories

Local author explores the fringes of queer fiction with short story collection
November 22, 2023

Reading For Flood Victims

Local literary heavyweights are coming together for Pajaro Rising, a fundraiser that puts the spotlight on those still dealing with the aftermath of the Pajaro floods. The event will take place  Nov. 30 at the Cowell Hay Barn on the UCSC campus...
November 10, 2023

Peggy Townsend and the Call of the Wild

Santa Cruz author Peggy Townsend talks about her brand new adventure novel, The Beautiful and the Wild, launched Nov. 7 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Christina...
September 6, 2023

An Air of Mystique

Author weaves Hawaiian mythology, history and elements of womanhood in sensational debut short story collection
August 23, 2023

At First This Poet Didn’t Know It

Poet Laureate Farnaz Fatemi merges her Iranian heritage with American Experience If part of the lure of poetry is in the community it offers, then...
August 1, 2023

Going Deep

Best selling author Susan Casey risks it all to learn about the world’s greatest enigma: its oceans The preeminent chronicler of our oceans, author Susan...
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