Maybe you've spotted them in your neighborhood: tiny boxes that contain books for anyone to take. From a Pokémon GO stop to a mini-ghost town schoolhouse, here are some of the best ones we've seen around.
Tershia d'Elgin's family knows water. Her great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Eaton, was a Colorado homesteader in the 19th Century who created irrigation systems for barren land. He eventually became the state's fourth governor in the 1880s, and by championing irrigation technology, was known as the "father of irrigation."
Faced with a cancer diagnosis and three months to live, San Diego artist Doron Rosenthal decided to write a book.
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Amy Lisewski, the founder and artistic director of Finest City Improv, just released "Relax, We're All Just Making This Stuff Up!"
The wife of one U.S. Marine officer who has served since 2000 has documented her family's experience during his multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.
In 2010, California posted a budget deficit of $26 billion. Journalist Narda Zacchino credits Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase for allowing the state to put billions into a rainy day fund.
In a new memoir, Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., details growing up on Chollas View's G Street raised by a single mother.
Elizabeth Cobbs, a former SDSU professor, had a hard time selling her book before the hit musical "Hamilton" took off. "Who's interested in Hamilton?" publishers asked.
Inspired by the the "custody battle" over Cuban student Elián González, the 2003 memoir by a Yale University professor traces the author's own experiences growing up in Castro's Cuba.
Researchers interested in how the brain creates new memories studied Henry Molaison, or "patient H.M.," who became perhaps the most famous research subject in recent history. After Molaison died in 2008, his brain was moved to UC San Diego for further research. But it wouldn't stay there long.
Kaui Hart Hemmings discusses wealthy parents and their "organic, free-range babies," the subject of her latest novel, "How To Party With An Infant."
Stephen Metcalfe writes for film and stage. In his first novel for adults, the protagonist navigates his way through life with an autistic son, an absent wife and an ailing mother.
The San Diego Natural History Museum has a new guide that features more than 250 trails, maps, photographs and descriptions of habitats and species San Diegans may encounter on hikes.
In a new book, "Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again," Brookings Institution senior fellow Elaine Kamarck details some of the most egregious presidential blunders in history.