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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 13, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Chicago graphic designer brings a unique vision to the covers she creates for already-published books

Several years ago Jenny Volvovski decided she would design book covers for books that already had covers. Often perfectly good covers. She wasn't dissatisfied with the state of graphic design or anything. She just wanted to design covers for new books, and as a member of ALSO, a small graphic design firm based in Chicago and Brooklyn, she was working primarily for architects and online retailers and culinary clients – she created menus for the Lincoln Park bakery Floriole and Logan Square restaurant Giant. "But I wasn't getting book work, and since I read a lot, I figured, for fun, as an exercise, I would do it anyway, to see what I came up with."

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Boston marathon bombing survivors create children's book

Boston marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes share a children's book they wrote to patients and administration at Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, California.
Renée C. Byer