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Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2018 Jul 30 - 11:55am

Manya Shorr used to ditch school, grab a burrito and head to the library as a teen growing up in Pasadena. Little did she realize her love for the library would turn into a career that would eventually lead her to Fort Worth. Now the director of the Fort Worth Library, Shorr is working to expand...

Posted By Anonymous on 2018 Jul 11 - 10:32am

While one might think Texas’ landscape serves as juxtaposition to modern architecture, the new book from Images Publishing, Texas Modern: Redefining Houses in the Lone Star State, describes how Texas and modern architecture are as natural a pair as Texas and oil. Helen Thompson —...

Posted By Anonymous on 2018 Jul 3 - 12:38pm

Pictured: Back Door Books by Sheila Ellis If you’re a bookworm, chances are you shudder every time another bookstore, well, shutters. Thankfully there are still a few eclectic little bookstores in town worth checking out.  Back Door Books Look out for this secluded store on...

Posted By FWTXmag Productions on 2018 Feb 19 - 2:08pm

In a perfect twist of irony, coffee tables have become home to more coffee table books than actual coffee. We asked a few tastemakers in the Fort Worth design world, “What’s on your coffee table?” in a totally selfish and nosy effort to catch a glimpse inside their homes...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2018 Jan 24 - 9:48am

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks Cinephiles are familiar with Tom Hanks’ roles in movies like “Forrest Gump” or “Sleepless in Seattle,” so it comes as no surprise that his sensitivity and empathetic nature drive his first collection of fiction. All 17...

Posted By ScottNishimura2 on 2017 Dec 13 - 9:16am

The evite went out quietly to some of Fort Worth’s most prominent West Siders: come to a private book signing Wednesday night by the virtually unknown Fort Worth novelist Landon Wallace, just releasing his second book, "The Election,"  a romance set against a Texas political...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Nov 16 - 4:04pm

Ah, love. A second chance. Oops, I mean third chance. Fourth? Well, who’s counting anyway? Disney may want us to think that their princesses are perfect, but no one is, especially when it comes to dating and relationships, says Donna Arp Weitzman, former mayor of Colleyville and author of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Sep 29 - 9:39am

In efforts to reach the growing number of families and children residing in the “far north” neighborhoods of Fort Worth, the city council voted to buy a $1.5 million property, located at 4264 Golden Triangle Blvd., to open a new library. “Far north” Fort Worth makes up one-...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Jan 23 - 3:10pm

Did you know the Japanese bombed Texas in 1945? I didn’t either. Texas Obscurities by E.R. Bills is exactly what it sounds like—a concatenation of obscure, well-researched but short nonfiction newspaper stories he wrote dating back to 780 AD when the sophisticated Hasinai Caddo Indian...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2013 Dec 10 - 4:53pm

After a late lunch on Magnolia, I heard a couple of kids riding by on bikes say, “Wow! That’s a cool bus.” As I turned to look, I saw a restored school bus emblazoned with the word “WOW” in bright colors. Stepping aboard, the bus was jam-packed with famous literary...

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