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Erika Mailman Writes a Young Adult Thriller as Lynn Carthage

One of Oakland’s favorite authors has a new novel out on shelves this spring: a young adult thriller-suspense, Something Haunted This Way Comes, with ghosts, a haunted manor, and a strong heroine at its core.

Laurie Wagner Makes Writing Accessible

This Alamedan is a writing teacher, writing coach, author, and artist, but she is best defined by an extraordinary creative spirit.

Follow the Adventures of Immigrants, Steampunks, and Vegans

Three new take on frontier minutiae, urbane fantasy, and vegan cooking.

Books on Veronika Layne, Wilma, and Hugs

A sassy reporter, a wise and funny dog, and an out-there illustrator have a few words for you.

Tracking Pirates, Hiking Muir, and Living Paleo

Travel to India, see the John Muir Trail, and eat like a cavewoman.

Tracking Pirates, Hiking Muir, and Living Paleo

Travel to India, see the John Muir Trail, and eat like a cavewoman.

A Booklover’s Guide to East Bay Bookstores

Our 15 favorite literary haunts for browsing, buying, selling, and just hanging out.

Take to the Kitchen, Italy, or the California Coast

Eat like you care, explore your roots, and go on a road trip.

Crowdsourcing a Move

Crowdsourcing a Move

Laurel Book Store heads to downtown Oakland with help from Indiegogo.