Indies know books! A few thoughts on the importance of indie booksellers.

The awesome editorial team at GeekWire recently asked us for our thoughts on a new subscription service from a big, scary online retailer.  We won't mention them here, so we'll just call them... Voldemort. Please support GeekWire by checking out the article there, and support us by sharing their article widely: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/will-new-amazon-service-box-another-small-bookstore-one-sellers-take-staying-relevant Here is a lightly edited …

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20 Superhero Books for Kids

When you think of superheroes, those that immediately come to mind are probably Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman...but we have compiled a fantastic list of Reading Bug staff favorites that are not your ordinary licensed characters! I began compiling this list when I came across one of my favorite new picture book titles coming this Fall …

Reading Bug Adventures – A new children’s podcast from The Reading Bug!

We've been working on something special and are thrilled to share it with you! After a lot of work on this labor of love, it's finally out, available, and getting great feedback.  You can take a listen (and I hope you will!) here: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1339010925?mt=2&ls=1 Learn all about Reading Bug Adventures at thereadingbug.com/adventures, and listen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play, so …

The Reading Bug’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

This may just be the only gift guide you need this holiday season!  We've got suggestions for every age and every budget, and our store elves are working around the clock packing and shipping surprises, making sure they'll arrive in time for the holidays.  Order now for every reading bug on your holiday shopping list …

A Perfectly Personalized Literary Gift for Any Bug on Your Shopping List

If you missed it, Lauren was a featured guest on Forum with Michael Krasney on KQED Radio this morning - discussing all of our favorite Children's books in time to help with everyone's Holiday shopping. You can listen to the episode here: https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2017/11/02/tell-us-your-favorite-childrens-books/ The Reading Bug prides itself on expert recommendations, which was the reason we expanded …

Relax a little… with these books!

Things are tough right now. Politics; natural disasters; issues of race, gender, sexuality, and identity - it's impossible for us or our kids to escape the sense of tension prevailing at home, work, and school. As your local bookstore, we try to be a point of refuge and sanctuary for our community, but it can …

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jake Burt

The following contains excerpts from an article by Jessica Stauffer, featured on the American Booksellers Association website - and includes an interview with Jake Burt by our very own Lauren Savage!  For the full article, go here: http://www.bookweb.org/news/indies-introduce-qa-jake-burt-101009 “What happens when you take a feisty, pick-pocketing teen out of foster care and give her a whole new identity, …

Judy Schachner Visits The Reading Bug!

One of our very favorite author/illustrators, Judy Schachner, stopped by The Reading Bug this week to visit customers and local schools.  Judy is the author and illustrator of the hilarious Skippyjon Jones books, Dewey Bob, and more, and she recently released Sarabella's Thinking Cap, a beautifully illustrated, heartwarming tale.  She spent some time with Lauren …