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Not bound by history, LA's Caravan Book Store continues to turn pages
Caravan Book Store is open. A raft in a downtown awash in rising rents and fast entertainment, it is a refuge where pages matter more than page views, Gutenberg more than Google. Old and new, curious and rare, reads the sign above the street. There is ...

15 books to look for in early 2016
In the book world, the first quarter of 2016 brings, delightfully, a trio of debut novels from Wisconsin authors and, more soberly, several works that reflect the human cost of American military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here's a look at a ...

7 Books To Read During Your New Year's Day Hangover
For now, you can read the day away in bed and enjoy a big cup of tea to really prepare yourself for the new year. After all, what better to do than curl up with a book you've been wanting to read for ages but just haven't had the time to get to yet. I ...

12 Book-To-Movie Adaptations To Look Forward To This Year
Hollywood loves to make book-to-movie adaptations, probably because bestsellers are already… well, bestsellers. 2015 was a great year for literary films: The Duff, Insurgent, Paper Towns, Mockingjay, and The Martian were among the books that arrived ...

Read All About It: St. Augustine illustrator making mark in childen's books
Intricate illustrations by Boris Kulikov, an author's note and a list of additional sources make this book an information-rich choice for grade-schoolers looking for a subject for next semester's big project. “Webster” is for readers ages 7 to 9, and ...

15 Books You Need A Blanket To Read
When the weather gets cold, there are few pleasures more delightful than curling up under a warm blanket and reading a good book. You get your hot beverage of choice, put on your comfiest sweats, and just settle in for a peaceful stretch of reading. It ...

The 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2016
When a search on Goodreads reveals over 700 Young Adult novels with release dates in 2016, it makes a list like this very hard to winnow down. Some of the books listed here are debuts from bold new voices, others are sequels to massive New York Times ...

Encore: Artist Makes It Big With Adult Coloring Books
As adult coloring books hit the bestseller list on Amazon, NPR's Audie Cornish talks to illustrator Johanna Basford. This story originally aired on April 1, 2015, on All Things Considered. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Last spring, we asked something on social ...

MTV brings epic 'Shannara' fantasy books to life; famed author Terry Brooks ...
MTV brings epic 'Shannara' fantasy books to life; famed author Terry Brooks ...

Turning Pages: Coweta Library features a number of gardening books
Okay, I'm ready for spring. I just can't wait to see the daffodils begin to peep through the cold ground or see my grandmother's iris press their buds toward a spring sky. What ...what? There's still more than 10 weeks until spring? That's it! I'm not ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Christopher Buckley's latest foray into comedy, The Relic Master, and collected essays by the late Christopher Hitchens. The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley; Simon ...

Bill Gates: The Billionaire Book Critic
Evan Thomas, the best-selling biographer of Robert F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower and the author of a half-dozen other books, has seen those books reviewed over the years by The New Yorker, The Washington Post and The Atlantic. But with the ...

10 Wrestling Books You Must Read Before You Die
The idea of the pro wrestling book has exploded somewhat over the past 15 or so years. Traditionally, the outside world really didn't view grappling fans as the kind of people who would sit down and read for any great length of time. In reality, they ...

Books and newspapers will do just fine in 2016. Magazines? Not so much
Print books are making something of a comeback right now, thanks in part to the rise of coloring books and a swelling public interest in children's literature. Newspapers, catering to hyper-local communities, are faring pretty well, too. In fact ...

Fresh Air Weekend: Our Critics Pick The Best TV, Books, Movies And Music Of 2015
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes ...

SMA's book club: Soldiers submit must-read books on leadership
Once he receives soldier submissions, Dailey plans to pick – and read – a book approximately every quarter. He's even looking to conduct professional development forums and discussions about the chosen book when he visits installations across the Army, ...

Miss. top reads, most anticipated books of 2016
Best books for 2016. Over the next few weeks University Press of Mississippi will be asking Mississippi's independent bookstores to note the three books they find most exciting for the coming spring. •Lemuria Books, Jackson. “Only Love Can Break Your ...

Will 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Include Spoilers For The Books Now That 'The ...
Will 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Include Spoilers For The Books Now That 'The ...

5 ways George RR Martin could finish Book 6 faster
On Saturday, George R.R. Martin confirmed what Game of Thrones fans have feared all along: He won't have his sixth book, The Winds of Winter, ready to go by the time Season 6 of the HBO hit series arrives in April. "I am months away still... and that's ...

Tracing lines in the drug trade with books on cartels
But that's what I'll do now, via books like Bruce Porter's “Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cartel and Lost It All” (St. Martin's Griffin, 2015, first out in 1993). The small town is Weymouth and the boy is George Jung, a ...

Michigan Notable Books 2016: Winners announced today
Below are the Library of Michigan's 2016 Michigan Notable Books. Descriptions provided by Library of Michigan, edited slightly by the Free Press. "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit," by Mark Rosenthal (Yale University Press): From April 1932 ...

Top books list spotlights Michigan's literary culture
"Anytime people are arguing about books, I think we've won," said state librarian Randy Riley. "And anytime people are arguing about the books because of the list we create, then we've doubly won." Michigan's Bibliophile-in-Chief was speaking about the ...

Library program has children creating their own books
During weekly sessions over the course of a semester, the participants read several books, discuss the plots, jointly write a book as a group, then each write and illustrate their own storybook. "It's pretty great," says Amelia Zwart, 10, a LaSalle ...

Bookends: Recently released books of local interest
“Jewels of the Plains: Wild Flowers of the Great Plains Grasslands and Hills” by Claude A. Barr: The long out-of-print book — which describes the natural history of more than 500 Great Plains wildflowers — has been revived by James H. Locklear ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday, fiction, on sale Jan. 5). What it's about: A bachelor party that ends in a double murder also threatens the suburban marriage ...

Best-selling books for the week that ended Dec. 27
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers weekly for the week that ended Dec. 27. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. “Rogue Lawyer” • John Grisham. 2. “Cross Justice” • James Patterson. 3. “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” • Stephen King. 4. “See Me” • Nicholas ...

Cindy Lange-Kubick: My year in books, 2015 edition
This is the second annual edition of My Year in Books. I wrote last year's column because I'd purchased some cool library due date cards from another era, the kind that slipped into paper envelopes glued inside the back cover of books when you checked ...

George RR Martin Says Book Deadlines Are Stressful, 'The Winds of Winter' Not ...
George RR Martin Says Book Deadlines Are Stressful, 'The Winds of Winter' Not ...

Local reads: New books with regional ties range from humorous to haunting
“Becoming Fargo: Boy to Man,” by Don Homuth, is the author's second book about growing up in Fargo from 1953 to 1980. Homuth, who previously wrote “Being Fargo,” shares more essays this time around. He says he's somewhat more reflective in this book, ...

Hong Kong publishers kidnapped over book on Xi's love life, says lawmaker
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong lawmaker said on Sunday he believes Chinese security officers kidnapped five publishing company employees who have gone missing in the city, possibly because of a planned book about the former love life of President Xi ...

Five books to help inspire a creative spark in the new year
Ayse Birsel, whose book “Design the Life You Love: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future” (Ten Speed Press) helps readers rethink life through writing and drawing, said such creative approaches can offer new ways to brainstorm. “It's ...

Tale of the missing Hong Kong booksellers: Government wants answers
Ho said that the publishing house had been planning on publishing a book about the "love affairs" of China's President Xi Jinping during his time working "in the provinces." Lee was reported missing to police Friday. Swedish national Gui Minhai, the ...

Bill Gates on Books and Blogging
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has emerged as a force in the publishing industry, thanks to the book reviews he posts on his blog, Gates Notes. Mr. Gates, who says he reads about 50 books a year, discussed his love of reading, how he makes ...

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview
We think it's safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by Harper Lee, Jonathan Franzen, and Lauren Groff, we got novels by Ottessa Moshfegh, Claire Vaye Watkins, and our own Garth Risk Hallberg. At this early ...

17 Of January 2016's Best Books To Fire Up Your New Year
Once upon a time. Call me Ishmael. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A good year, like a good story, deserves a fabulous beginning. And this January 2016, new books make up a veritable plethora of fantastic reads to start your year ...

Top Books of 2015 in Fairfax County
As a community, we love our books. And 2015 was no different as Fairfax County Public Library circulation (print and electronic) topped more than 6 million. So what were the top books in Fairfax County last year? Adult Fiction. Gray Mountain by John ...

Books we can't wait to read in 2016
The Brutal Truth About Dating, Relationships, and How to Go from Placeholder to Game Changer by G.L. Lambert (2/9, Viceroy), I'm afraid I might not have time for it this year because there are too many other books I'm looking forward to. Darn! Anyway ...

Jackson Street Books in Athens closes after three decades
Jackson Street Books, Inc. owner Tony Arnold said Athens can't support a used book store anymore. He closed the doors of the shop on Sunday after 31 years of business. Arnold said he has seen reading go out of style and the downtown area attract less ...

7 Books You Need to Read This January
Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible. Mr. Splitfoot, by Samantha Hunt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan. 5) The ghosts of industrial America haunt the author's picaresque ...

Authors Take Google Books Fight to Supreme Court
In particular, the case focuses on whether the Google Books project actually “transforms” the protected books to a new form of expression. The authors have claimed that the project adds nothing new to the originals and therefore does nothing to reshape ...

Top 10 Most Popular Books at Queens Library in 2015
Psychological thriller “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah were among the most popular books that were checked out in 2015 from the library, which has 62 branches throughout the borough. “We really had a ...

Floyd: 5 books for your 2-year-old
Slowly, her tastes have changed, and her favorite books have evolved. In infancy, she loved books with sound and bright illustrations. When she started crawling, then walking, board books were all she wanted, so she could turn the pages with ease by ...

Game of Thrones Book Delays Hurt George R. R. Martin, Not Fans
By now, most GoT fans have settled in to their own models of consumption: Some book readers are content to be spoiled by the show; some show-watchers may never read the books (especially not now); others are saving the show until the books are totally ...

Mastery and Missteps in Matisse's Books
The Morgan Library & Museum's current exhibition Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts of Henri Matisse's illustrated books, donated to the museum by collectors Michael and Frances Baylson, demonstrates the artist's well-deserved reputation of ...

The Books I Loved in 2015
Last year, along with several contemporary books, I hugely admired two novels that were not published in 2015: Dag Solstad's “Shyness & Dignity,” and Jenny Erpenbeck's “The End of Days.” “Shyness & Dignity” is one of only three novels currently ...

10 Books to Read for January 2016
Go to "10 Books to Read" every month on abc10.com, and help develop a life-long love of reading with your child. Loading… Post to Facebook. 10 Books to Read for January 2016 Go to "10 Books to Read" every month on abc10.com, and help develop a ...

Daniel Valle Architects builds Paju Book City headquarters
The building provides both offices and storage facilities for Kyomunsa, a publisher specialising in science and cultural books. It is located in Paju Book City – a huge publishing community that forms part of the Heyri Art Village near the South Korean ...

Briton among Hong Kong publishers who vanished after 'planning book on Xi ...
Briton among Hong Kong publishers who vanished after 'planning book on Xi ...

St. Louis County kids now pay nothing for overdue library books
When children have overdue library items they can't check out more books. So the St. Louis County Library will no longer fine children for overdue materials and will allow them to keep borrowing. The library explained its new policy in a press release ...

Books of My Life: Colum McCann on Jack Kerouac and other favorites
... used to play a recording of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. I used to love watching the dust collect on the stylus as Thomas' voice boomed out from the speakers: “One Christmas was so much like another…” It's still my favorite ...


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