Halloween is a night of mischief and laughs, tricks and treats, and disguises galore. Our sister company Simon & Schuster recommends reading these not-so-scary picture books with your kids in the coming weeks to give them a little fright and get them excited for the holiday.
Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.
It’s that time in the summer: you’re about to send your kids off to college. Regardless of whether your child is a freshman or a rising senior, these books can help with all stages of a college career. From inspirational works to short stories to advice, our sister company, Simon & Schuster have hand selected a list that will be the perfect gift just as you leave your kids at their dorm.
Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.
Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.
Members of Acts of Love packed up a truckload of books and passed them out to give kids something safe and positive to occupy their time. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
There’s nothing better than relaxing at the beach or by the pool with a good book in your hand. This summer kick back with one of these new release by our favorite authors from our sister company Simon & Schuster.
Need a good gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything your Dad will love.
If you think independent bookstores in Chicago only sell books and magazines, think again. The following community-focused independent bookstores offer a slew of activities and events for readers of all ages.
Looking for some good books for Mom this Mother’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything from personal memoirs to fictional mysteries and more.
What do you do when your elf leaves and doesn’t come back? Mount a search party? Hire a private detective? You contact customer service, which is exactly what Fred Sasaki did. Here’s how that went…
Snuggle up with your little ones and let these beautifully worded (and funny!) stories about being thankful and celebrating with gratitude soak into your heart!
There’s not much more relaxing and enjoyable than jumping into some cozy pajamas on a chilly fall night and snuggling up with a good book. Even when you’re only four or five years old. Here are some fabulous family-friendly books that celebrate autumn and Halloween with all of the fun and none of the scare!
Well, it’s just about time to hang the bike up and bust out the thick coats. You don’t have to cram into the morning CTA sardine can yet, but now’s as good a time as any to figure out what you’ll be reading in lieu of dodging cars on State Street. Because we’re so prepared, we’ve found a couple of books that have come out, a couple of comics that have been collected, and even a poetry collection or two to whet your word appetite. Enjoy these homemade tales of life, love, and horse-related spam-bots as a means of distracting yourself from your fellow transit-riders’ armpits!
Bryan Gruley, reporter at large for Bloomberg News and author of The Skeleton Box – he’s also a hockey fan. Here, Gruley shares his favorite Chicago hockey spots.
Whether buying books for yourself or others, here’s a list of the best local bookshops to visit.
If you’ve been missing the old Chicago Tribune Books section since its demise for the newspaper’s 2008 redesign, you may be in luck.
The Borders chain has left behind empty stores. But as CBS2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, retail experts don’t expect them to be vacant very long.
The last Chicago Borders bookstore will close on Wednesday, but the bookstore chain’s loss may be the Chicago Public Schools’ gain.
Here, we list our favorite books by Chicago’s best chefs, some provide recipes, and all provide a glimpse into their personal lives outside the kitchen.