Left Coast Crime? There will be a great Bookroom at the Convention, but if you come early, stay late, or just have some extra time on your hands, check out this article on Monterey area bookstores in today's SF Chronicle special Monterey section.
Bookstores Carry On Monterey's Literary Tradition
by Christine Delsol
For those of us who prefer reading on paper rather than an LED
screen, the Monterey Peninsula is an oasis, a refuge from a world
rushing to drive the printed word into extinction. Maybe it's the area's
heritage, studded with such literary lights as Robert Louis Stevenson,
Jack London, Henry Miller, Sinclair Lewis and John Steinbeck. Or maybe
it's the dramatic landscape calling to the artist-within.
the explanation, the region is blessed with a cadre of booksellers who
are trying to ensure that books, old and new, live on. Anyone who loves
reading, history and feeling a sense of place will find that, in their
own way, these repositories rival the region's ravishing scenery and
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