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Former Monticello resident to sign books at local store
Notes on writers, authors and Minnesota-based books. A former Monticello resident will sign copies of her memoir “Heart Scars: A Memoir of Parenting a Teen Runaway” on Sunday at Barnes & Noble. Jeanette Lukowski's book centers around her teenage ...

China Miéville's 6 favorite books
White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (Nan A. Talese, $25). Did we really need another haunted-house book? It turns out we did. Oyeyemi's bravura work combines sincere respect for this narrative tradition with a radical modern take that never ...

Super hero summer readers get free books at Forest Grove City Library
Kids who participated in Forest Grove City Library's summer reading program were treated to free books, face painting, and a chance to test their super hero skills on Saturday. The library's annual Summer Reading Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon ...

Miss. Reads: Books list, events, book fest (Aug. 1)
1. “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee, Harper Collins. 2. “Meanwhile There Are Letters,” Suzanne Marrs, Arcade. 3. “The Redeemers,” Ace Atkins, GP Putnam. 4. “Soil,” Jamie Kornegay, Simon & Schuster. 5. “Armada,” Ernest Cline, Crown. 6. “The Announcers ...

Summer reading fair puts books in hands of students
Debbie Minor, right, helps Richard Herrera,12, left, and his sister Tiffany, 10, to select from some of the many books on hand for students at Brooks Avenue Elementary School to take home after attending the Summer Reading Fun Fair. More than 100 ...

Sen. Turner: Trenton kids will read if given books
Turner said she had called local churches in Mercer County and requested clergy members to ask their parishioners to donate children's books. People responded to the call, resulting in more than 3,000 books being collected in a three-week period and ...

Local reads: New books with regional ties
Both Fargo residents, Larson and Hinnenkamp first started their "Ghosts of North Dakota" project in 2003 and have since found a devoted audience for their popular travel blogs and three previous coffee-table books; available at Zandbroz Variety, ...

How local library patrons consume books
OPL has an easy-to-use setup — so much so that I don't even live in Omaha, yet I gladly pay the nonresidence fee for an Omaha library card each year so that I can have access to their large collection of e-books. I gleefully read well over 100 books a ...

Books on wheels roll for summer
From a picture book about Elmo of television's Sesame Street to The Hunger Games trilogy and classics such as Oliver Twist, the books are arranged by age level with those for preschoolers at the front of the bus, those for adults at the back and the ...

Readers share their favorite books
"And Ladies of the Club," by Helen Hooven Santmyer, about several women in Ohio in the 1860s who form a book club. "I have read this book five or six times and will probably read it again," Jo Heller of Morrison, Ill., wrote. • "The Reader," by Bernard ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Alert by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Aug. 3). What it's about: New York is on edge after two high-tech attacks, and Detective ...

Houston-area books events: Aug. 4-8
C.J. Box: author will discuss and sign “Badlands,” 6:30 p.m., Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597, or toll-free 888-424-2842 or murderbooks.com. Doug Swanson: Author will discuss and sign “Blood Aces,” 7 p.m., Brazos Bookstore, 2421 ...

Utah boy whose mailman brought him books receives worldwide generosity
The brown boxes and envelopes stacked to the top of the truck contained books for the boy who loves reading so much, he used to find and read people's discarded junk mail. Lynch, a mail carrier, noticed this boy and pleaded for people to provide the ...

'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie
In it, a teenage boy goes on a road trip to find popular girl Margo, who mysteriously disappears with only a few cryptic clues as to where she's gone. It's based on the novel by John Green, who wrote the book that spawned last year's hit “The Fault in ...

ArtsBeat | Eric Schlosser to Publish Book on American Prison System
Eric Schlosser, author of the best-selling exposé of the fast food industry, “Fast Food Nation,” will publish a new book that investigates America's expanding prison system and explores how rising incarceration rates are intertwined with social factors ...

Books to be honored for embodying the 'spirit of Brooklyn'
In celebration of the borough's rich literary tradition, the Brooklyn Public Library is sponsoring the inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize, which will be awarded to two books from the past year that embody the "spirit of Brooklyn." More important ...

Review: 'The Economics of Inequality,' by Thomas Piketty
“Capital” is a powerful, beautifully written book (wonderfully translated by Arthur Goldhammer). It is also very big and quite dense, and there's reason to believe that many people who bought it didn't get very far in their reading. So it would be ...

Sacramento's Central Library doubles as book publisher
Four years ago, Central Library purchased an Espresso Book Machine that prints, binds and trims paperback books, giving self-publishing authors the same quality as books printed by a regular publisher. The library is the only place with such a machine ...

Sacramento's Central Library doubles as book publisher
Four years ago, Central Library purchased an Espresso Book Machine that prints, binds and trims paperback books, giving self-publishing authors the same quality as books printed by a regular publisher. The library is the only place with such a machine ...

Albemarle school's Book Fairies' deliveries aim to combat 'summer slide'
“We were able to help them pick books that they wanted to read based off of their interests, and then because we know them so well as readers we were able to help them pick books that weren't too easy and weren't too hard,” said Sarah Scott, one of the ...

Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon
The most famous tea seller in the Indian capital, Delhi, Laxman Rao, is also a prolific Hindi-language author whose novels are now available on online platforms like Amazon. Anasuya Basu met him recently in central Delhi. Laxman Rao is not your ...

Lawyer opens a books and antiques store with a law office in back
BRUNSWICK | A new downtown business offers one-stop shopping for used books, antique furniture, framed prints, knickknacks and maybe a little legal advice on the side. Former City Attorney M. Lynn Frey III is the proprietor for the aptly named ...

Match book
I think you like “The Fault In Our Stars” and Chelsea Handler's collection of essays about her one-night stands because you like books with a strong voice. I think that's the main reason adults are flocking to books intended for young adults. Have you ...

Obama Reaches For Green Legacy, But Will History Books Agree?
New climate change regulations could make him among the greenest president ever—if they survive the brutal assaults to come. By Rebecca Nelson and Ben Geman. +. President Barack Obama waves to the press after stepping off Marine One helicopter on ...

New Book From Skyhorse Publishing: Vaccine Whistleblower Exposing Autism ...
New Book From Skyhorse Publishing: Vaccine Whistleblower Exposing Autism ...

"Book Fairies" Deliver Books to Encourage Summer Reading
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- They're teachers at Greer elementary during the school year, but during the summer they call themselves "book fairies." Sprinkling their magic dust on local neighborhoods, the special fairies are keeping kids ...

How Analytics Will Change Publishing
“There's a brave new world in book publishing,” writes Jellybooks founder Andrew Rhomberg, “and it's being shaped by and around audience insights.” In the inaugural post of his new column for Digital Book World, “Audience+Insight,” Rhomberg details why ...

20 Classic And Important Books That Will Make You Feel Well-Read, Even If They ...
20 Classic And Important Books That Will Make You Feel Well-Read, Even If They ...

An Island of Misfit Books Gets Washed Away
The scale of Andrew Beccone's office is intimate, and he sits right in the middle of it, with dozens of books in teetering piles everywhere. They're all peculiar, outdated, obscure and worthless throwaways, largely excavated from other people's junk ...

Library, physicians team up to get books to kids
APPLETON – Thanks to a grant from the United Way Fox Cities, 80 percent of children in the Fox Valley will receive a book when they visit their doctor. The Appleton Public Library received the $50,000 grant to expand the Reach Out and Read program, ...

Local girl shares books with her community
The 6-year-old enthusiastically spoke about the new books someone had placed in the Little Free Library on 178th Avenue. Since early this summer, McCrossin has focused on bringing books to people. Now, her goal has come to fruition with the library's ...

9 books that Steve Jobs thought everyone should read
Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs spent a lifetime learning what it means to be human by reading books. "The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal ...

Publishing Decline At CBS Should Not Alarm Investors
We believe the company will continue to see a revenue decline in book publishing while digital sales will see steady growth. With the growth in digital sales, which have lower production and distribution costs, CBS can look forward to better segment ...

We asked library-goers: What book really impacted you?
It's maybe not the greatest book, but in combination with the museum, it's outstanding: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk. It has 83 chapters, and Pamuk made a museum in Istanbul that has 83 wall units, with concrete artifacts that sprang from ...

Japanese readers spend the most on electronic books
Electronic books are gradually taking the place of print editions, but they're more popular in some parts of the world than others. According to research by Statista, Japanese readers will spend the most on electronic editions in 2015 — an average of ...

10 Books With Steamy Male Lovers, Because Who Said Reading Isn't Sexy?
Whether you're a bigger fan of Mr. Darcy or Jay Gatsby, all of these iconic male lovers in literature will make you swoon. I promise. If they made the list for the favorable love-making skills, their sexy-smart wit, their romantic heart, or all of the ...

Books found dumped outside Holden Elementary School in Bridgeport
Some residents in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood are questioning why classroom materials were dumped outside a Chicago Public School. WLS. Monday, August 03, 2015 08:36PM. CHICAGO (WLS) --. Some residents in the city's Bridgeport ...

Brazilian Printer Installs first FormerLine Book Printing Block in Americas
For the first time, the FormerLine is on target for touring across the pond. With Editora FTD it reaches a company that is number one in education and book printing in Brazil. With a brand new digital printing press, including the book block solution ...

This Is How 'Lady Authors' Were Told to Promote Their Books in the 1960s
Modern advice for any writer looking to make a living might include working tirelessly to hone one's craft, striving to understand the business and considering whether one's narrative would work in a movie adaptation. But in 1969, when model-turned ...

Organizing books by color: Which camp are you in?
Designers today often judge a book by its color. On shelves throughout the land, books are being organized not by topic or author but by the color of their spines. Color-blocking books is a design trend that began a dozen years ago at hotels and in ...

NEH Grant Will Transform Study of Early Books
AUSTIN, Texas — A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will make many of the first books printed in the Americas available for the first time in digital full-text format, thanks to innovations in optical character recognition (OCR ...

7 Reasons To Choose 'Real' Books -- At Least Sometimes
On the other hand, all this screen time isn't an unalloyed good. Reading your books on paper instead of a Kindle can be a great way to disconnect and reset. Here are seven reasons to do your reading on paper whenever possible -- and save your screens ...

Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books
That's where books come in. Many exist to feed the imagination of young readers, teach respect for the majestic beasts and urge them to pitch in and help exotic animals the world over. Here's a sampling of books for all ages with lion themes or ...

Invite Young People Into the Cecil Conversation With Books
The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter continues to generate outrage around the world, but bringing kids into the conversation may require some finesse. That's where books come in. Many exist to feed the ...

Broadway Gets Its Own Book Deal With Dress Circle Publishing
Two Tony-winning producers walk into a bar. One of them says to the other, “Hey. Why isn't there a Devil Wears Prada for Broadway?” They ponder, and instead of a punchline, they wind up founding a publishing company. Three years later, Dress Circle ...

Pow! Comic book investing can be smart money
Comic books are turning into a viable option for people looking to invest in something more tangible. Investing in comics is snaring attention due to book prices that go Pow! Just last August, a copy of Action Comics #1, which introduced Superman to ...

A Loveable Curmudgeon That Book Clubs Will Adore
When you work in the book publishing industry, you read A LOT. Not just fifteen books a year, but fifty to one hundred to sometimes even more like two hundred. There are so many words and dates and names that run through our little publishing brains on ...

Kid Lit Style: Decor Inspired by Children's Books
Using children's books as inspiration for bedrooms and playrooms is one way to introduce a child to literature. It also can be just a fun, imaginative way to decorate. "I lifted the oranges, greens and yellows from the pages of 'The Wind in the Willows ...

Review: 'Street Poison,' a Biography of Iceberg Slim, Writer and Pimp
In the late 1960s and early '70s, if you wanted a book by Iceberg Slim, the best-selling black writer in America, you didn't go to a bookstore. You went to a black-owned barbershop or liquor store or gas station. Maybe you found a copy on a corner ...

Author and illustrator offer tips on self-publishing a book
Two self-publishing experts, Shawn Persinger and Tom Shultz, author and illustrator for their children's book, "I'm An Alligator. I'm A Crocodile. The Big Book of Little Differences," visited the Windsor Public Library on July 30 to share their ...


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