You've seen those "Employee Picks" racks at bookstores? Bookmarks is a new monthly WUKY new feature designed to get the full story on local booksellers' favorite new selections - and provide listeners with reading suggestions from the people who know books best in their own community.

Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman set the literary world ablaze after its July release. On this segment, we chat with Morris Book Shop's Jay McCoy about the questions raised by the book and the different ways readers can approach the story.

In this installment, we chat with Kentucky Women Writers Conference director Julie Wrinn about two intriguing non-fiction titles - one dabbling in all manner of touchy topics and another focusing on the incomparable life of Jazz Age personality Henrietta Bingham.

On this episode, we chat with Morris Book Shop's own foodie, Brenda Marksbury, about her favorite Kentucky cookbooks.

Poetry Lives!

Jun 17, 2015

This week, Bookmarks dives into LexPoMo (that's what all the cool kids call Lexington Poetry Month). Jay McCoy of the Morris Book Shop discusses the genesis of the month-long writing challenge and how readers and writers can get involved.

On this installment, we chat with NPR Morning Edition host and author Steve Inskeep about the fascinating democratic tug-of-war at the heart of his new book Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.

Wyn Morris Goes Gonzo

May 8, 2015

In this episode, Wyn Morris of Morris Book Shop chats about Independent Bookstore Day, a new thriller from the man behind Bubba Ho-Tep, and a local self-described "gonzo cartoonist" who is tracing the story behind one of his characters.

This week Morris Book Shop's resident poetry expert, Jay McCoy, brings us some last minute picks as National Poetry Month comes to a close.

On our first web episode, we talk with Jay McCoy, general manager of Lexington's Morris Book Shop about newly-minted Kentucky poet laureate George Ella Lyon, a novel with a soundtrack, and another title described by one reviewer as "a book that comes at you like doom."