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May 2015 Staff Picks

We can snow-dance all we like, but we can't guarantee a snowy winter. We're not always blessed with a long hot summer (and for some that is a blessing)! ...But somehow, we can always count on the topsy-turvey weather of spring (a.k.a mud-season) which often locks us indoors on weekends. For that fact, we are immensely grateful because it's one of life's simplest and greatest pleasures to curl up with a good book - for the whole weekend!

Book review: "The Martian" equal parts action and suspense

In April, the ABA announced “The Martian” as the Indie Choice Book Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year. There has been a lot of praise and hype around this book since its debut. It’s all well deserved. Instead of being a boring, techy tome, it is a riveting, barnburner of a story.

Book review: A feast of children's book authors

The Book Feast is an all-day literary arts festival for kids and all lovers of children’s books. This year’s free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Steamboat Springs Art Depot. The stellar lineup for this year’s Feast, which is focusing on the illustrated side of kids’ books, features four incredible speakers: Brian Floca, Avi, Karla Oceanak, and Kendra Spanjer.

Butler's new books are slice of America

In the spring of 2013, my MacMillan publishing representative, Jeff, excitedly told me about an upcoming novel.  It was being published in March of 2014 and the author would be at our fall regional sales meeting.&n

Staff Picks April 2015

Just a few days ago, we quietly launched our brand new website!

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

May marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, and once again, Erik Larson, author of “The Devil in the White City” and “The Garden of Beasts” provides great historical detail of a world-changing event.

New novels unravel American violence, present and past

Jennie Lay is the adult programs coordinator at the Bud Werner Memorial Library, and this week she reviews two books: “The Harder They Come” by T.C.

Staff Picks for March 2015

This month we have a wonderful array of books for all ages,

Book review: The joy of cooking vegetables

The following are two of Emily Katzman's favorite cookbooks, both of which feature delicious and simple recipes in which vegetables are the stars of the plate.

Book review: Reporter reveals secret lives of Afghan women

Shannon Ross ross reviews "The Underground Girls of Kabul" by Jenny Nordberg: "Investigative reporter Jenny Nordberg uncovers what it means to be female and free amidst the violence of America’s longest war in Afghanistan..." (This article, by Shannon Ross, originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot)