Books

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Books were good to Anthony Bourdain. But TV was even better

"I was never sitting in a garret struggling over an unpublished manuscript," Anthony Bourdain once told me about how he got started as a writer. As he chronicled in his best-selling gonzo memoir "Kitchen Confidential," he was a chef in New York with excess appetites (food, booze, drugs) and a great gift for storytelling.

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 3, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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6 things to do in the Bluegrass this weekend

Hemp is back at Waveland and White Hall State Historic Sites. Learn more about this historic crop. "The Stephen Foster Story" outdoor musical opens on Saturday in Bardstown. Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason reads from her new book at Brier Books.

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A short and satisfying summer books preview

There are a couple of times of year when colleagues start casually stopping by my office to chat about books. It would happen more often if I weren't on a different floor than many of them – and also, it's not just casual talk. Come June, they're looking for something good and fun to read when they finally get to take a break – a vacation, a trip with the family, head to the beach or pool or campground or even the just backyard. Summer is when many of us get a chance to settle in with a book, something that might provide a bit of escape. Here are 16 books to look forward to – and a few that are already out, if you're ready to get started on your summer reading.

Kentucky author Silas House reads from his new novel, "Southernmost".

Kentucky author Silas House reads from his new novel, "Southernmost". The book explores the collision of gay rights and fundamentalist Christianity in the rural South. It is about how attitudes can change.