Point Reyes Books in the Media
I have to admit, I walked right past this bookstore (perhaps I was a little obsessed with the Bovine Bakery next door) — the sign is pretty nondescript, and the bakery does have that sugary fragrance going for it. But I was very glad to have stopped in to Point Reyes Books, a little treasure in this tiny Bay Area town.
Marin Independent Journal
Marin Independent Journal; July 27, 2008 - by Paul Liberatore
Where can you perch on a bale of hay in a feed barn and listen to a reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry? It's the same place, redolent of straw and rope and leather, where the Zen poet Gary Snyder, another Pulitzer Prize winner, told a sellout crowd, “This place smells so good.”
Marin Independent Journal, March 1, 2008 - by Beth Ashley
The late Pulitzer-winning novelist and environmental guru Wallace Stegner spent much of his 84 years campaigning for limited development of western lands and preservation of the nation's wilderness.
Residents of Point Reyes Station think he'd be tickled pink with their town. They see their tiny hamlet (population 818), next door to the Point Reyes National Seashore, as a fitting site for this week's three-day conference on Stegner and his writings.
New York Times
New York Times, March 11, 2008 - by Felicity Barringer
Mostly, they called him Wally. The use of Wallace Stegner’s nickname was in keeping with the familiar, almost familial tone of last weekend’s gathering of writers — mostly Western writers — seeking new relevance in the work of this protean author some 15 years after his death and a month after what would have been his 99th birthday...
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