At Cream and Amber bookstore in Hopkins, customers can sip a beer while they browse the shelves.

As 3 Twin Cities indie bookstores have closed, 3 have opened

As we head toward Independent Bookstore Day next Saturday, let's assess.

Review: 'Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting,' by Anna Quindlen

April 19
Anna Quindlen
Photo by Maria Krovatin
NONFICTION: Anna Quindlen's latest book savors the passage to grandparenthood.

Reviews: Four collections of poetry: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Ilya Kaminsky, Ed Bok Lee and Freya Manfred

April 19
Ed Bok Lee.
POETRY: Collections take on an "annihilatrix" tsunami, trauma and aging with power and insight.

New York Times bestsellers

April 23

American poet bears witness to atrocities in El Salvador in 'What You Have Heard Is True'

April 22
NONFICTION: Carolyn Forché's most famous poem is a grisly look at a war-torn nation. Her memoir goes deeper.

Reviews: 'Neon Prey,' by John Sandford, and 'Early Riser,' by Jasper Fforde

April 20

Booksellers recommend: Milkweed Books on 'The Baltimore Book of the Dead'

April 19
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April 19
Landvik

Twin Cities area book events April 21-28

RON LARSON: “Wisconsin and the Civil War.” 7 p.m. Mon. Lowell Inn, 102 N. 2nd St., Stillwater. THE TOWER MAGAZINE LAUNCH: 6…
Books
April 19

Review: 'Trust Exercise,' by Susan Choi

FICTION: Restless characters shift roles, titles and names in Susan Choi's thrilling fifth novel.
Books
April 19

Review: "Feast Your Eyes," by Myla Goldberg

Fiction: A woman writes about her artist mother, in the form of an exhibition catalog.
Books
April 19

Review: 'Everything in Its Place,' by Oliver Sacks

NONFICTION: A final essay collection charts the undying curiosity of a remarkable mind.
Books
April 18
The exterior of Common Good Books, the book store owned by Garrison Keillor on Snelling Ave. at Grand Ave. in St. Paul Wednesday afternoon.

Garrison Keillor's bookstore in St. Paul gets new owner, name

St. Paul native Nick Ballas has bought the store at Snelling and Grand avenues and renamed it Next Chapter Booksellers.
Books
April 17
Marlon James. Photo by Mark Seliger.

Author Marlon James of Macalester College named one of Time's 100 most influential people

James, who teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, was named one of the 100 most influential people of 2019 by Time magazine.
Books
April 16

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) A woman who survived alone in a marsh becomes a murder suspect. 2.
Books
April 16
Elizabeth Rush

Minneapolis publisher Milkweed Editions a finalist for Pulitzer -- twice

"Rising" by Elizabeth Rush and "feeld" by Jos Charles were finalists in nonfiction and poetry.
Books
April 15
Erin Lee Carr writes about her father, former Twin Cities Reader editor David Carr, in her raw and earnest memoir, "All That You Leave Behind."

Erin Lee Carr remembers her wild and loving dad, David Carr, in new memoir

NONFICTION: Journalist David Carr's daughter Erin Lee Carr intertwines his story with hers.
Books
April 14

Reviews: 'Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss,' by Rajeev Balasubramanyam, and 'Ladies Who Punch,' by Ramin Steoodeh

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss By Rajeev Balasubramanyam. (Dial Press, 349 pages, $27.)   P.R. Chandrasekhar — Professor Chandra — should be on top of…
Books
April 12

Twin Cities area book events April 14-21

MICHAEL MOOS, TIM NOLAN AND JOYCE SUTPHEN: Poetry reading. 3 p.m. Sun. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul. RUAH SWENNERFELT:…
Books
April 12

Audiobooks: Two mysteries, and a memoir

“American Spy,” by Lauren Wilkinson. (Random House Audio, unabridged, 10 ¾ hours.) Lauren Wilkinson’s debut is a moving family story and a first-class…
Books
April 12
Billy O’Callaghan. Photo by Irene O’Callaghan

Review: 'My Coney Island Baby,' by Billy O'Callaghan

FICTION: Irish novelist offers a wistful, unhurried look at a crossroads in middle age.
Books
April 12

Review: 'The Gulf,' by Belle Boggs

FICTION: A comic novel about a writing school for evangelical Christians.
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April 12
Anika Fajardo
Photo by Dave Dieken

Review: 'Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family,' by Anika Fajardo

NONFICTION: Anika Fajardo reunites with a father she has not seen since childhood.
Books
April 12
Robert Caro

Review: 'Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing,' by Robert Caro

NONFICTION: Robert Caro set aside work on the final volume of his LBJ biography to publish a memoir about his decades of work on the late president and Robert Moses.
Books
April 12
Sally Rooney

Review: 'Normal People,' by Sally Rooney

FICTION: Friends are drawn to each other, break up and get back together again and again.
Books
April 9

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
Books
April 8
Salvatore Scibona

Trying to flee the past, across continents and generations, in 'The Volunteer'

FICTION: Characters in Salvatore Scibona's second novel endure war, abandonment and more.
Books
April 8

New 'Unknown Anti-War Comics' book is blast from the past, and still relevant

With the release of "The Unknown Anti-War Comics," Yoe Books publisher Craig Yoe has once again proved that comics can and do attempt every topic…
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