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Eastern Oregon light, comfy chairs and shelves of books -- how could any booklover resists this scene at JaxDog Cafe and Books in La Grande? Photo by: Laura Hancock, JaxDog Cafe and Books

Take a tour of Eastern Oregon bookstores

Booklovers itching to hit the road will find plenty to read – and sometimes coffee and friendly shop dogs – at 13 independent stores east of the Cascades.

This is your brain on art

Portland psychobiographer William Todd Schultz’s book “The Mind of the Artist” demystifies the driving forces behind creative inspiration.

Remembering forgotten women, onstage

A conversation with writer Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, whose choreopoem “In the Name of Forgotten Women” is debuting at CoHo.

"By the River" by John Singer Sargent

LitWatch March: A touch of springtime

This month brings a feminist book club, a look back at the Rajneeshees, plenty of author readings, and Oregon Book Award finalists

Langston Hughes, photograph by Jack Delano, 1942.

LitWatch: For the love of books

February brings us the love poems of Pablo Neruda, a celebration of Black History Month, and numerous virtual readings.

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