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Bookworm in Carbondale to Close Soon

Apr 11, 2018
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After 17 years in business, the last independent used bookstore in the area is closing.

Bookworn owners Kelly and Carl Rexroad would like to sell the business, but Carl Rexroad says if a buyer is not found, he's unsure when Bookworm will officially close.


Retired ISP Capt. Will Promote His Book in Murphysboro

Apr 19, 2017

A new author will visit Murphysboro in April.

Retired Illinois State Police Captain Ed Traylor, from rural Waggoner, Illinois, spent 29 years on the force, and wrote a book called The Crossing, a crime thriller about a terrorist attack at the U.S. - Mexican border.

A metal chicken named Beyonce, a stuffed monkey named Copernicus. These creations are just part of the world of Jenny Lawson. Lawson, who is perhaps better known as "The Bloggess," has written a new book and wants to share her story with both the people who know and love her as well as those who don't yet know her.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with Lawson about "Let's Pretend This Never Happened," and about her blog and following.