Staff Review: 'Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore' by Matthew Sullivan

BookBar Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:17pm

Imagine this: a juggler has three red balls, a bowling pin, his left shoe, a lit candle, and a full glass of beer in the air. How's he going to catch it all without either burning himself or spilling any of his beer. This juggler is Matthew Sullivan and throughout his novel, he has multiple plots points in the air. He tricks you throughout the book by making you think he's going to drop that bowling pin or a drop of that beer is going to spill, but Sullivan doesn't drop a single thing. He catches everything flawlessly in front of an amazed and mystified audience.

Len Vlahos' Visit

BookBar Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:20am

As an aspiring young writer, getting the chance to meet authors and learn their writing tips is to me the best way to help me better my writing style... Read More

The World's Greatest Detective: Review by Maya

BookBar Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:14pm

This story is about a boy named Toby who lives with his uncle, Gabriel.  Toby wanted to be a detective and his idol is a detective named Hugh Abernathy...  Read More

Ginny Moon Review by Marilyn Robbins

BookBar Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:43pm

Surviving the tormentous teenage years can be hard enough for the typical developing child. But consider if you are autistic. And your mother lost parental custody when you were nine. And you’ve been in the foster system trying to find your forever family. And you find a wonderful family. But then you have an opportunity to reconnect with your biological mom. What choices do you make? Continue reading...

BookBar Expands Hybrid Business Model

BookBar Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:58am

For nearly four years now, BookBar has become an example of success in the new era of book selling.  This book and bar model is spreading throughout communities around the country... click here to read more

The Hearts of Men Are...

BookBar Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:01am

It’s a strange social political moment to ruminate on the white middle class American male. The patriarchy. The big guys. The ones that ever seem to be in the driver’s seat.In The Hearts of Men, Nickolas Butler crafts a deft generational story that unfolds the subject he sets forth in the title and sidesteps any pull to demonize or defend. Click to read more

Blog about a blog

BookBar Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:03pm

Coming soon... our new, improved, sparkly blog!

Small Business Saturday + Bookselling 101 = Indies First

BookBar Fri, 11/18/2016 - 1:28pm

Handy Definitions

Small Business Saturday  A program launched by American Express to promote small and local business.  This program has since grown and been picked up by communities all over the U.S.

Matthew Taylor on Local Bookstores

BookBar Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:29pm


Matthew Taylor sits down with us to share his views on the importance of local bookstores and business today. 

BookBar Author Interview with Tiffany Quay Tyson, first time novelist on her new book Three Rivers

BookBar Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:38am

This Saturday evening at BookBar, first time novelist Tiffany Quay Tyson will be reading from and signing her book Three Rivers that hit the bookstores this week. It is a  story of three characters and how their lives intersect and it has been called gothic, fast-paced, and redemptive. Tyson has entered into the author world in full force and has been so kind as to answer a few questions.