September Book Reviews

A new guide featuring species native to the Midwest makes an essential addition to the gardener’s library.


O America: Discovery in a New Land

William Least Heat-Moon’s new novel explores the American interior in every sense of the word.


Book Review: Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River

A new book details the grim challenges of steamboat navigation along the lower Missouri River.


Write This Way

New St. Louis cultural center entices wordsmiths and bookworms alike.


February 18, 1885

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published. At first it was met with mixed to negative reviews, but it is now considered one of the greatest pieces of American literature.


The Ozarks Chronicler

Kaitlyn McConnell keeps the Ozarks alive through her writing, including a new book.


Cozy Up with a Good Book

Find the perfect winter reading material at Columbia bookshops.


An Ozark Anthology

The Literature of the Ozarks: An Anthology


February 7, 1867

Birthday of writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder was born in Wisconsin but lived much of her life in Mansfield, MO.


Read Up on 21 Independent Bookstores Across the State

An independently owned bookstore is like a friend: it has its own personality that makes you love to spend time there. Despite the draw of web-based super sellers, indie bookstores are surviving.