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Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.

If you have any requests for recommendations, send Paul an email at paul@prairielights.com

  • Barb & Victoria's Winter 2017 Reading LIst

    http://www.prairielights.com/pauls-corner/barb-and-victorias-fall-2017-reading-list#

  • Paul's Corner: Paul's Book Club

    The Street of Crocodiles Bruno Schulz

    Our May Book Club will take place on May 18 at 7 pm at Prairie Lights Book Store.  The book will be The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz.  There are plenty of copies available at the book store.

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month - Gwendolyn Brooks

    Selected Poems Gwendolyn Brooks

    a song in the front yard

    I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
    I want a peek at the back
    Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows.  
    A girl gets sick of a rose.

    I want to go in the back yard now  
    And maybe down the alley,
    To where the charity children play.  
    I want a good time today.

    They do some wonderful things.
    They have some wonderful fun.
    My mother sneers, but I say it’s fine
    How they don’t have to go in at quarter to nine.  
    My mother, she tells me that Johnnie Mae  
    Will grow up to be a bad woman.
    That George’ll be taken to Jail soon or late
    (On account of last winter he sold our back gate).

    But I say it’s fine. Honest, I do.
    And I’d like to be a bad woman, too,
    And wear the brave stockings of night-black lace  
    And strut down the streets with paint on my face.

    —Gwendolyn Brooks