Cover Story

Author Chris McKinney at La Mariana Restaurant, May 6 2009
Image: Aaron Yoshino


Cover image for May 13, 2009

This is supposed to be the heart of the book publishing season, but as summer arrives, our bookshelves are unusually bare. The struggling economy has hit home in local publishing houses just as it has throughout our economy, and offerings from local authors and on local themes are appreciably down from previous years, but there are still plenty of treasures worth adding to your summer reading list.

Making the Summer Books cover: the video

Each week we put a lot of thought and effort into our covers. This week we decided to pull back the curtain a bit and show you some of our process.