James Van Eaton

Wednesday Night Live winds up six-week run

Downtown Auburn’s Wednesday Night Live ends its six-week run tonight with mixed reviews. It succeeded on some levels, according to Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove. But it ...

Bookstore owner pens three novels to his resumé

James Van Eaton lives in a world of books. By day he sells them as co-owner of Winston Smith’s in Downtown Auburn. In his free time, he writes them. His latest is “Cartoon Eyes ...

Old National Geographics stack up as tough sell

One joke portrays the continually building collection of National Geographic magazines as a national disaster waiting to be unleashed from attics above – with just one more editi ...

Recession spurs sales of used books as residents turn more to reading

Auburn readers looking to save some cash are searching for cheap entertainment, and are finding it at local used bookstores. James Van Eaton, owner and manager of Winston Smith Bo ...

Bookshop co-owner a published author

James Van Eaton loves books — he likes to read them, he likes to sell them and he likes to write them. The Auburn resident got his first job in a bookstore — at Ames in Grass ...

Business owners tightening their belts all around town

Many Auburn businesses are feeling the pinch of tough times. At Downtown’s Golden Swann Jewelry & Collectibles, owner Margareta Swann says this is the worst she’s seen it in t ...