Earlier this year, 49 Writers held a series of conversations and workshops where people shared memories about how they came to Anchorage and what they found memorable about the place. The result is a book, “Anchorage Remembers: A Century of Tales,” which will be launched at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
“Arctic Icons” emerges as an environmental book that honestly addresses the tenuous relationship between modern society and the natural world.David A. James
First Friday shows include work by an artist exploring his Native and gay identities, the mayor slices Anchorage's birthday cake and a historian explains the "myth" of Seward's Folly.Arts Reporter Mike Dunham
As survival tales go, First Lt. Leon Crane's WWII story is epic, which makes it all the more surprising that it is so little known in Alaska.Colleen Mondor
Books by Alaskans and of Alaskan interest, from a TV evangelist who spent time on the tundra to a mystery about a kidnapped child and a plot to blow up the trans-Alaska pipeline.Kathleen Macknicki
A musical about Chris McCandless will be showcased in Juneau this weekend.Mike Dunham
One thousand years of human progress -- or maybe regression -- will be covered in 100 minutes in “Western Civilization: The Complete Musical (abridged)."Mike Dunham
Preston Jones, professor of history and Fulbright scholar with an Alaska connection, will speak on how Anchorage became the leading town in the territory.  Mike Dunham
Important historical images taken during the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear's journey north to Alaska and Russia make up the key subject of a new book, "Steaming to the North."David A. James