Save the Date: Whole Larder Love Comes to Birmingham

By Carrie Rollwagen   Last winter, my sister came to visit Birmingham. We went to several local restaurants and cafes, and she kept seeing signs reading, “No tomatoes.” After the third or fourth sign, she asked me if there was some kind of tomato disease that blighted all our plants, […]

Carrie Takes New York

Tonight, I’m packing my bags and packing my books (well, downloading my books to Kobo), because I’m about to head to New York. Am I going for the restaurants, the shopping, the sites? No. (Well, yes — I hope to fit some of that in.) But, really, I’m going for […]

Will Amazon PAY You to Write Fan Fiction?

If you follow about a zillion book-related Twitter feeds like I do (Oh, you don’t? Well … okay.), you already know the news: Amazon is launching a new service that pays for fan fiction. Or, actually, they kind of pay for fan fiction. Maybe. If it’s popular, and sex-free, and […]

Movie Trailer Monday: Ender’s Game

We loved Ender’s Game, so now we wonder — will we love the movie just as much? Check out the trailer and see if you’re as excited as we are to see if the film can live up to our imaginations.                   […]

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Reading Pathways: J.D. Salinger

I’m entering Book Riot’s START HERE, Vol. 2 Write-In Giveaway. I know, I know. You’re hearing “Salinger,” and you’re automatically thinking those four little words, “Catcher in the Rye.” And you’re making one of two faces: You’re either looking at me all googly-eyed because you are Holden Caulfield, and you know the […]

Rules of Civility: A Novel in the Spirit of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is currently inspiring Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, but the (arguably) Great American Novel has a farther reach than just Hollywood. It’s also played muse to generations of readers, drinkers, cheaters and partiers — and more than a few authors. But, though imitation may be […]

Gatsby Mania

It seems everyone’s excited for the release of Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby, hitting theaters this Friday. At Church Street, we’re hosting Great Gatsby/Great Giveaway: anyone who buys a Penguin Classics edition is entered to win a free pair of tickets to the movie. Our giveaway was inspired […]

Movie Trailer Monday: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Junot Diaz, author of the wildly popular* The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, called The Reluctant Fundamentalist, “One of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a reader.” We here at PostScript agree — the novel, about an American-bred Pakistani man who is steamrolled by anti-Arab […]