Bookstores could help bring new life to Downtown Crossing
Macy’s is opening a small bookstore section in its Downtown Crossing location, sending an encouraging message about the long-troubled retail district.
(David L. Ryan / Globe Staff)
Bird watching for kids
- Bill Thompson III is editor of the bimonthly Bird Watcher’s Digest and author of “The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America.”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt files for bankruptcy
- The Boston-based publisher of authors from Mark Twain to J.R.R. Tolkien is seeking bankruptcy protection to eliminate more than $3 billion in debt.
‘Insanely Simple’ by Ken Segall
- The book traces Steve Jobs’s successful philosophy and Apple’s resultant success.
Group prepares dishes from books they discuss
- The book group shares a meal that evolves into a culinary celebration of whatever book is on the group’s agenda, with dishes that reflect the culture and characters.
Ray Allen shares his love of books
- The Celtics guard uses the pleasures of a good book to ease the boredom of long road trips or soothe a particularly bad loss.
‘Seeing the Light’ by Rob Jovanovic
- The book chronicles the history of iconic 1960s band Velvet Underground.
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Harry Crews, 76; author who drew on his own wild lifestyle
- Harry Crews, an author best known for his gritty tales of the rural South, died Wednesday in Gainesville, Fla.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ fever grows in Boston
- The steamy book - dubbed by some as “mommy porn” - started life as an underground phenomenon, but as women worldwide gushed about it, the craze grew.
(ILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL FISHEL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
Lowell celebrates Dickens’s visit in 1842
- Charles Dickens will be feted with a museum exhibit, a mural, speakers and performances, a citywide readalong, and a series of steampunk festivities.