Books & Poetry

Tessa Hadley’s ‘Bad Dreams and Other Stories’

The author writes sentences to savor, paragraph after paragraph, page after page. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

‘So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley’

Author Roger Steffens’s book doesn’t live up to the promise. Read story.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Guy Delisle’s ‘Hostage’

Cartoonist imagines Christophe André’s kidnapping and captivity in Chechnya. Read story.

Monday, August 14, 2017

‘Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure’

Excerpts from the journals of travelers both famous and little known. Read story.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book Arts at the Arts Fund

Five artists who love books Read story.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dan Chaon’s ‘Ill Will’

An evocative page turner à la Dennis Lehane or TV’s ‘True Detective.’ Read story.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

‘The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream’

Author unclutters the seeming chaos of Sin City buildings. Read story.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

‘Loaded Barrels’ Features Lompoc

Dave Natal’s book is tailor-made for summer reading. Read story.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

‘The Robot War’

Joe Friend and Matt Haley’s graphic novel sets a robot apocalypse in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

'Nothing That Is Ours'

D.J. Palladino gives Santa Barbara literary treatment in his first novel. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer Reading Suggestions

Chaucer’s Books staff offer myriad selection of great tomes. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ten Best Santa Barbara Novels

Sleuths, saints, and sinners explore the town’s enchantments and fatal illusions. Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deb Olin Unferth’s ‘Wait Till You See Me Dance’

Short story collection includes delightfully strange pieces. Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jo Nesbø’s ‘Thirst’

Popular Norwegian crime-fiction writer shows what a perverse and creative imagination can conceive. Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Marc McGinnes ‘Rise Up’

Stilt crazy after all these years. Read story.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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