Book Previews

UCSB Reads Presents ‘Lab Girl’ Author

Hope Jahren will read from her best-selling book on April 5 at Campbell Hall. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘Sleepy Bunny’ Book Helps Kids Nap

Lavender farmer Melissa Broughton tells the true tale of Amos the rabbit. Read story.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

‘Station Eleven’ Essay Winners

‘Indy’ and the public library hold a writing contest for Santa Barbara Reads. Read story.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Conversation with Zadie Smith

UCSB’s Arts & Lectures presents the award-winning author in conversation with Pico Iyer. Read story.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Isabel Allende Comes to S.B.

UCSB’s Arts & Lectures presents an evening with the acclaimed writer. Read story.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Poet Paul Willis Pens New Book

‘Getting to Gardisky Lake’ is the Westmont professor’s fourth work of poetry. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

‘Indy’ Food Critic Releases ‘Feast Days’

The former S.B. poet laureate interviews food critic George Yatchisin about his new book of poems. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Q&A with Larissa MacFarquhar

Author explores extreme goodness in her book, 'Strangers Drowning.' Read story.

Monday, October 3, 2016

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Midnight release party at Chaucer’s Books July 30. Read story.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Daredevil Clint Ewing Pens Memoir

The pro motorcyclist from Santa Barbara tells all in ‘A Freestyle Life,’ with a book-signing May 19. Read story.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Finding Peace Amid Hopi Violence

UCSB professor James Brooks explores mysterious Southwestern massacre in ‘Mesa of Sorrows.’ Read story.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Krista Tippett Talks Becoming Wise

Arts and Lectures presents the author in conversation with with Pico Iyer on April 20 Read story.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pat Mora Shares Bilingual 'Bookjoy'

Bicultural writer speaks on children’s lit at SBCC on April 15, visits public library the next day. Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., April 12, 2016
Updated 8:23 a.m., April 13, 2016

Helen Macdonald’s ‘H Is for Hawk’ Soars

Best-selling author comes to Santa Barbara April 1. Read story.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

U.S. Poet Laureate Comes to UCSB

Juan Felipe Herrera presents an evening of poetry. Read story.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
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