Tag archives: bookstore

Virtual Book Talk
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 27, 2020

Santa Barbara-raised award-winning photographer Thomas Kelsey started his World War II photo essay in 1986 and has just now completed the undertaking earlier this year. “75 Years Later – Warbirds, Airman, & Veterans of World War II” serves as a history lesson with facts, figures, and photographs of the wartime effort brought to the forefront […]

Tecolote Book Shop’s Mary Sheldon
By Nick Schou   |   April 2, 2020

Don’t even try to tell Mary Sheldon about how COVID-19 is hurting local businesses. After all, the owner of Tecolote Book Shop in Montecito’s Upper Village has been a bookseller for 30 years, the last 20 of which had the misfortune of taking place after the unprecedented rise of online shopping spearheaded by Amazon. Technically, […]

Chaucer’s Choices
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

The midtown independent bookstore has four book signing events on tap this week, including psychotherapist, mediator and author Dr. Jennifer Freed – the force behind Santa Barbara esteemed AHA! Program – whose new book Use Your Planets Wisely addresses the nexus between therapy and astrology in such questions as “Who am I, really? What did […]

Lost Horizon Finds New Home
By Richard Mineards   |   March 28, 2019

Bucking the trend of bookstores closing, our rarefied enclave has welcomed another bibliophile bastion, Lost Horizon, to our Eden by the Beach. Owners Jerry Jacobs and Angela Perko have set up shop on San Ysidro Road, just a tiara’s toss from Richard Gunner‘s development, sharing store space with friend Diane Stewart‘s fine art store. Lost […]

Never Mind Chain Stores, Here’s Chaucer’s Books!
By Jon Vreeland   |   March 15, 2018

In 1974, a little more than 100 years after the publication of Arthur Rimbaud’s poem “A Season in Hell” – the same year Stephen King terrified America with his first thrilling novel, Carrie – Mahri Kerley opened Chaucer’s Books, a Santa Barbara business that continues to draw the same loyal customers, 12 hours a day, […]