Calmed By Nature
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San Francisco Chronicle
A century of racism has Japantown hanging by a thread. Learn the history before calling residents NIMBYs
San Francisco’s Japantown is a visitor attraction centered on the Japanese Center, ramen shops, Ruth Asawa’s sculptures, bookshop Kinokuniya and the many Japanese-import stores. But it wasn’t always so. The neighborhood we see now is the product of a complicated history of racism, segregation and displacement. As a consequence, it has long been a home to marginalized San Franciscans struggling for recognition, community and a safe place to call their own.
Named in homage of the Parisian tourist site, Shakespeare and Sons is a reverence to literary goods and a congregation for social exchanges. Subsisting in Warschauer Straße 74 of Friedrichshain is a bookstore that has revivified the purpose of what the shop lot once hosted – a bookstore in the 1960s. This is Shakespeare and Sons, a bookstore catering to a subset of readers interested in English and international literature. Having relocated themselves from Prenzlauer Berg, a residential area that did not reflect the ethos of the bookstore, they now reside in the east of the city, a twenty-minute drive from Mitte, the city center of Berlin. An interpretation of the bookstore Shakespeare and Co. in Paris, acting manager Iti Libe shares that owner Roman Kratochvila first founded the store in the Czech Republic, where Kratochvila is from. «Kratochvila got into bookselling upon graduating from his degree. He travelled to Paris after working in a number of bookstores in the Czech Republic area. This is where he was introduced to Shakespeare and Co. by a peer. He then took to working there for some time. The idea to establish a bookstore came from here». Named in homage of the Parisian tourist site, Shakespeare and Sons is a reverence to literary goods and a congregation for social exchanges. Laurel Beth Kratochvila, Roman’s partner, played a part in the formation of Shakespeare and Sons in Berlin, shares Libe. A graduate of a degree in physics, Beth Kratochvila involved herself with a non-governmental organization for the span of two years, traversing from her hometown in the United States, to Nepal.
Marin Independent Journal
Book Passage: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; 415-927-0960; bookpassage.com. Sept. 19: Joel Selvin discusses “Hollywood Eden” with Jill Gibson and Judith Lovejoy. 4 p.m. online; Sept. 20: Giulio Boccaletti discusses “Water” with Lynn Scarlett. 1 p.m. online. Register online; Sept. 20: Frances Moore Lappé discusses “Diet for a Small Planet” with Bryant Terry. 5:30 p.m. online; Sept. 22: Valarie Kaur discusses “See No Stranger.” 1 p.m. online; Sept. 22: Monica West discusses “Revival Season” with Julie Carlucci. 5:30 p.m. online; Sept. 23: Josiah Hesse discusses “Runner’s High.” 5:30 p.m. online; Sept. 24: Anderson Cooper discusses “Vanderbilt” with Katherine Howe. 3 p.m. online. $30, includes book and access to the event; Sept. 25: Book launches for “May Your Life Be Deliciosa” and “They’re So Flamboyant” with Michael Genhart, Loris Lora, Tony Neal and Bella Noche. 10 a.m. online. Register online; Sept. 25: Joy Lanzendorfer discusses “Right Back Where We Started From” with Marin author Jasmin Darznik. 4 p.m. in person; Sept. 26: Celebrating the publication of the late Nancy Bourne’s “Spotswood, Virginia” with Michael Bourne, Daniel Coshnear and Jo-Anne Rosen. 1 p.m. in person; Sept. 26: Phil Cousineau discusses “The Art of Pilgrimage.” 4 p.m. in person.
If you're a book lover in the Akron or Cuyahoga Falls area, I've got some great news for you. You already know about Books A Million in Akron and The Learned Owl in Hudson. If you're like me, you've probably exhausted the library too. Shelf Life is a fantastic new book store located in downtown Cuyahoga Falls right next to Astrisk Coffee.
Laguna Beach Books was among 30 independent bookstores from across the nation spotlighted Monday in a round-up published by USA Today Network’s 10Best.com. The list’s author noted independent bookstores’ cultural influence for connecting authors with audiences and helping readers discover new books. The Laguna Beach merchant is named alongside The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and City Lights in San Francisco.
Haile Gerima’s iconic cultural masterpiece, Sankofa, is getting 4k restoration and distribution from ARRAY Releasing, the distribution arm of Ava DuVernay‘s arts and social impact collective ARRAY. The digitally remastered version of legendary filmmaker’s work will debut on Netflix Friday, September 24, 2021. The film has not been viewed publicly since its small theatrical release in 1993.
CBS 8 San Diego
(CBS DETROIT) – Eastern Michigan University launched the “Get the VAX to WIN” program to encourage students, staff, and faculty to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and the first round of winners was just announced. There will be five rounds, with over 150 prizes that participants can win. The prizes include...
You don’t have to be a book lover (although it does help) to fall head-over-heels for these gorgeous libraries and bookstores! From Gothic churches to modern marvels, these buildings are as awe-inspiring as the books inside of them. Keep clicking to see some out-of-this-world, jaw-dropping places to get some new reads!
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A pop-up bookstore on Chicago's West Side offers "pay what you can" services!
Laredo Morning Times
San Antonio's West Side is a few weeks out from starting a new chapter that will bind Latino literature with community when the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) bookstore opens. The 3,000-square-foot Latino bookstore opens in the former Progreso Pharmacy on October 1 with $20,000 worth of inventory on its...
Politics and Prose
Calling all literary lovers! Have we got the place for you: Eclipse Bookstore in Washington. A haven for book fiends, this massive bookshop is brimming with books. Seriously — there are thousands of books tucked into practically every nook and cranny of the two-story shop in Washington. During these uncertain...
Dana Maeshia, 49, died of COVID-19 in late August. A community still reels from the loss of the beloved literacy advocate.