Book News Roundup: Have we already witnessed the erotic memoir heist of the year?

Now that the Westwood Village Barnes & Noble has closed its doors, Pegasus Book Exchange is West Seattle’s last surviving bookstore — and, despite a deluge of obituaries for America’s independent bookstores, business is booming at the family-owned store at 4553 California Avenue SW, employees say.

Eric Ogriseck, who has worked at the store for seven years, said 2018 was the best year in Pegasus’ history.

The break-in at The Office above Ada’s Technical Books included several pieces of unique jewelry created to accompany a new book, Pros before Bros, an “erotic memoir” and “true story about sex work and grabbing your own healing by the balls” by Seattle writer Ariel Meadow Stallings.
  • The shortlist for the Philip K. Dick Award has been posted. The winner will be celebrated on April 19th at Norwescon in SeaTac. The Dick award is one of the few sci-fi awards that almost always gets it right: you can read any book on this shortlist knowing that you're about to get into an excellent genre novel.

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