February 23, 2024

Caroline Paul’s Adventurous Aging

Setting out to resolve a puzzling question about why women over the age of 50 choose or are forced into lives of fear over flat-out fun and fulfillment, New York Times bestselling writer Caroline Paul uncovered the answer of her dreams: They don’t have to. In her new book, Tough...
August 23, 2023

Readin’ and Rollin’

music in the park san jose
February 27, 2023

Mary Roach

February 27, 2023

Panorama of Wonder

November 23, 2022

‘Nightcrawling’ by Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling (Knopf), the debut novel by Oakland-based Leila Mottley, rises for many readers to that “forever book” stature. Named youth poet laureate of Oakland in 2018, Mottley’s first foray as a published novelist—she wrote her first, unpublished novel at age 14—has landed on Oprah’s Book Club list, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2022, and has garnered rave reviews in trade and popular publications and media.
Fictional Flashbacks
May 1, 2022

Fictional Flashbacks

The annual visits to France and other locations in Europe provide similar fuel for the deeply researched novels she writes. ‘The Paris Showroom’ is set in Nazi-occupied Paris and begins in 1944, a little more than four years after the Germans invaded the city.
March 16, 2021

Best of Everyday: Books We love

Best of Everyday applies to the little things that made each day of pandemic  lockdown a little more bearable: Grocery stores that limited the amount of toilet paper each customer could buy at one time, thus putting...
February 5, 2021

You Don’t Know Jack: On the road with Jack London

A new guide book for the San Francisco Bay Area offers dozens of exhilarating walks, hikes and historical sites for locals and tourists. A People’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area mentions Jack London’s The Call...
October 1, 2020

Marcus Books Reaches Milestone: The nation’s oldest independent Black bookstore celebrates its 60th anniversary...

Marcus Books, the oldest independent Black bookstore in the United States, turned 60 this year. Between global pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the death of Marcus Books founder Dr. Raye Richardson at age 99, this has...
September 22, 2020


AUTHOR Charlie Jane Anders, one of We Love Bookstores’ organizers, is most recently the author of ‘The City in the Middle of the Night.
September 21, 2020


‘I was determined to rebuild my brain to become a writer. I was aware my brain was building new neural paths and demonstrating neuroplasticity, and that what I did would affect the building of those new pathways.’ —Christine Lee