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By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's annual list of the year's most popular books is out. The results: Adult fiction "The Girl on the Train," by Paula Hawkins "Gray Mountain," by John Grisham "Private Vegas," by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Adult non-fiction "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the... Read More

By Kristy Kibler » Thursday, December 17, 2015

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be in town this weekend to promote his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood.” Bentley has scheduled several appearances to meet fans, pose for photos and sign books and football memorabilia. The former Bills player will kick off his schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 19, with... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Wednesday, November 11, 2015

They say a book is a gift you can open again and again – that’s just one reason to check out the WNY Children’s Book Expo. This free event is best suited for ages 3-12. Kids can meet dozens of children’s authors and see illustrator presentations. There will be story readings that can help foster a love of reading,... Read More

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Let’s admit that the best-known writers to appear between the covers of Ed Park and Brigid Hughes’ distinctive new anthology “Buffalo Noir” won’t be there to read from their work and sign books. So no, you won’t get to schmooze with Joyce Carol Oates and Lawrence Block and Tom... Read More

By Kristy Kibler » Monday, November 2, 2015

Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk will sign copies of his new book and lead a discussion about his experiences with mental illness on Nov. 6 at Barnes & Noble, 4401 Transit Road in Clarence. The discussion will take place at 5 p.m. and the book signing follows from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which also will... Read More

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

June 22, 1940 – Oct. 16, 2015Mark E. Shechner, a longtime English professor at the University at Buffalo, noted James Joyce scholar and prolific book reviewer for The Buffalo News, died Friday at his Buffalo home after a short illness. He was 75.Mr. Shechner was born in Newark, N.J., where as a child he devoured... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, October 16, 2015

David Sedaris is the most famous garbage man in West Sussex, England. On the rural roads that surround the home the writer shares with his boyfriend Hugh Hamrick in the south of England, he often clocks upward of 20 miles a day, the steps meticulously tallied on his Fitbit and Apple Watch. As he ambles, Sedaris listens... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Local author and writing teacher Mary Mullett-Flynn will sign copies of her recently published book, “Cherry Blossom Diaries,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Talking Leaves…Elmwood (951 Elmwood Ave.). Books to be signed must be purchased that day at the bookstore. “Cherry Blossom Diaries” follows Deborah Peters, a... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Novelist Patricia Harman, whose background in midwifery has inspired two memoirs and two historical novels about the profession, comes to Talking Leaves ... Books (3158 Main St.) at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Harman will give a free talk in conjunction with Midwifery Week and the local American College of Nurse-Midwives chapter, and... Read More

By Anne Neville » Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Officials of the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville, which is best known for the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally, are flying high this week as they anticipate a talk Friday by Joyce Carol Oates. The prolific and award-winning author, who grew up on a small farm on Transit Road in the Clarence hamlet of... Read More

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