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Shannon Cain is a local author who's getting positive reviews from around the country for her new short story collection.

Career Change Brings Activist into World of Letters

Author Shannon Cain awarded literary prize with publication of collected short stories

Since 1974, Benson's Singing Wind Bookstore has lured students of the Southwest well off the beaten path.

Web Feature: A Bookstore at the End of the World

On a remote ranch outside Benson, a librarian tends a unique collection—and a devoted following

How Technology is Changing the Public Library

The Pima County Public Library relies more on digital media every day, but what does that mean for the future of paper books?

Superintendent of Saguaro National Park, Darla Sidles (left) and Exec. Director/CEO of WNPA, James E. Cook (right) talk about Western National Park Association and its mission.

A Book-Based Boost for National Parks

Local group's stores support some of the nation's spectacular scenic areas

We Speak with the Manager of Collection Development Office 
Rich DiRusso and Kelly Urman an Adult Services Librarian of Valencia Branch.

When Harry Potter is a Problem

Local libraries seek to boost awareness about censorship through Banned Books Week

The Return of "Three-Minute Fiction"

Guy Raz, the weekend host of All Things Considered, talks about the latest round of the very, VERY short story contest that is open to everyone.

The Changing Face of the Public Library

The Pima County Public Library is relying more on digital media every day, but what does that mean for the future of paper books? Even librarians differ on the answer to that question.

Lisa Bowden was honored with a Lumie, awarded by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.  This is our 6th of the 10 winners we will be profiling on Arizona Illustrated.

Kore Press Takes Home a Lumie

Feminist press recognized for its efforts to support unique voices

Tucson 'Bloomsday' A Celebration of Irish Culture

Annual gathering honoring Joyce's book 'Ulysses' mixes oration, song and Irish pride.

Even though the low literacy rate in Arizona was identified as a high priority issue at the Regional Town Hall Meetings in 2007, until recently there were several different literacy non-profits struggling to make ends meet. Now, in order to further their mission, five of those groups are coming together to act as one. Here's Mark McLemore to tell us more...

The New Tucson Literacy Movement

To better serve the community during difficult financial times, five local literacy groups are uniting.

Studio interview with Nancy Ledeboer, Library Director of the Pima County Public Library System

Libraries Offer Training, Seek Centenarians

In this follow-up to "Locals Unite for Literacy," Pima County Library Director Nancy Ledeboer addresses the library's summer offerings

Since 1969, Friends of the Pima County Library has donated more than $1 million and countless books to the Pima County library system.

Locals Unite for Literacy

Thousands of volunteers keep Tucson's library system alive--and lively

Pima County Library system

Summer Sizzles at the Library

The Pima County Public Library system offers wizarding, books and other smart ways to beat the heat

Kimberly Craft interviews Susan Vance about her book, "Tropic Born, War Torn," a memoir that takes place in the Philippines during World War II.

Tropic Born, War Torn

In a new memoir, one local author describes her family's exodus from the Philippines during WWII

A Festival for the Young @ Art

The University of Arizona Poetry Center celebrates the creativity and accomplishments of some of Arizona's youngest artists

Kimberly Craft interviews author and comedian Joel Chasnoff about his book "The 188th Crybaby Brigade."

"Jewish Jarhead" Tells His Tale

Author says experience as an Israeli soldier from America gives him unique insight

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