Publishers Weekly

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    At Half Price Books, a Dallas Cop Was Nearly Killed by a Fleeing J.R.R. Tolkien Thief

    On Wednesday afternoon, an employee at the Half Price Books mothership on Northwest Highway watched a customer as she picked out a selection of audiobooks, concealed them under her shirt, and nonchalantly walked out the back door. Darrell Stevens, a Dallas police officer working an off-duty securit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Before Dallas Proclaims It Terry Southern Day, Stock Your Virtual Bookshelves With His Works

    Perhaps you've forgotten: On May 1 council member Delia Jasso will officially proclaim it Terry Southern Day to coincide with a screening of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at the Texas Theatre, after which Terry's boy Nile and I will talk about Oak Cliff's "lo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    From Memphis, a Local Comic Book Retailer Offers Good(ish) News for the Superhero Biz

    It's new-comics Wednesday ... not so's I'd know, um, swear. But it does provide this opportunity to point out that Lone Star Comics' general manager Chris Powell is among those cited at length in a new Publishers Weekly report from the just-wrapped ComicsPRO convention in Memphis, where comic-book r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The First Christian Book Expo May Wind Up Being the Last Christian Book Expo

    Had totally intended to attend this weekend's Christian Book Expo at the Dallas Convention Center, if only for the cameo appearance by the godless Christopher Hitchens. Alas, my weekend got away from me, and, sadly, no expo for me. Or for most folks, as it turns out: Publishers Weekly today reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    As One Independent Bookstore Opens in Plano, Another Closes in Frisco

    Frisco's Bookworm sounds like my kind of bookstore -- family-owned, "intimate," has a fireplace, serves coffee, good to go. Only, the worm has turned: Its Web site is currently advertising an everything-must-go sale in advance of its going out of business. In fact, Publishers Weekly this morning tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Jenny on the Block

    From the looks of her credits, Dallas author Jenny Block has written for danged near every publication in town -- though, surely, nothing she's done thus far will attract the attention sure to accompany the June publication of her book Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage. It began as this ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Forget Me Not

    In his debut novel, Plano's Stefan Merrill Block makes peace with a family curse

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    The War He Always Wanted

    Brandon Friedman: soldier, activist, blogger, author Brandon Friedman, who last year received his Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan and Iraq. He now serves a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007
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    January 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Code Broken; Professor Just a Little Tired

    Someone should write a book about Darrell Bock's book about Dan Brown's book. They'd be meta-rich. Dallas Theological Seminary professor Darrell L. Bock is back in Dallas just in time for the new semester, after spending most of the last year on the road promoting his best-selling book Breaking the ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Where there's a Will

    Will Clarke has a deal with a New York publisher and a Hollywood studio, and it only took him eight years to become an overnight success

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Novel Idea

    A tiny publisher in the Big Bend lands a whopperthe sequel to The Bridges of Madison County

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    The truth is way out there

    Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Odd Man Out

    Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.