Tag: Chevalier’s Books

Businesses as neighbors, from fine wines to good books

Businesses as neighbors, from fine wines to good books

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wine lovers know the value of neighbors: a small independent wine store is owned by and employs people who care about wine and who attend to specific questions, interests, and tastes. Customers living nearby will likely return. A give-and-take develops between those who buy and those who sell. Both sides learn as a result. It’s […]

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New book on Mother Road: ‘66 on 66: A Photographer’s Journey’

New book on Mother Road: ‘66 on 66: A Photographer’s Journey’

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Terry Moore first rolled down the Mother Road, Route 66, in the back seat of a 1953 green Studebaker; he was nine years old. His family was on the move in the summer of 1953 from Minnesota to Claremont, Calif.; he still recalls the startling sight, in Cucamonga, of eucalyptus wind breaks on the side […]

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‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

‘The Fighters’ discussed at Chevalier’s Books

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The iconic Larchmont bookstore founded by Joe Chevalier in 1940 continues to stimulate visitors not only with its inventory, but also with book-related events. Typical of the quality of the dozens of events presented most months was the dialogue late last month between C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning “New York Times” war correspondent, and retired […]

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CORRECTION: August 2018 “Women of Larchmont” profile of Jane Gilman

CORRECTION: August 2018 “Women of Larchmont” profile of Jane Gilman

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the August “Women of Larchmont” profile of Jane Gilman by Billy Taylor, the editor added an error. He addresses it below. Jane Gilman had it right. Interviewer Billy Taylor had it right. I got it wrong. In his original story, Taylor described Gilman’s recounting of her and Dawne Goodwin’s first success when they were […]

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Father Greg Boyle returned to Chevalier’s

Father Greg Boyle returned to Chevalier’s

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

“When I was a youngster living in the neighborhood, I often came to Chevalier’s and always was amazed that it was such a big bookstore,” said the Rev. Gregory Boyle, emphasizing the word “big.” His point was that he was little then, a point well received by one of the largest audiences to attend an […]

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Book talks of lessons in kinship, compassion

Book talks of lessons in kinship, compassion

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship,” by Rev. Gregory Boyle, who grew up in Windsor Square and attended Loyola High School, was released last month by Simon & Schuster. A collection of stories, ideas and parables based on Boyle’s 30 years of working with gangbangers, or “homies,” and their families, “Barking to […]

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