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.

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."