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Books destined for dumpster turn out to be historical find
This bookplate was found on the second page of "A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," a 10-volume set printed in 1901 by the Government Printing Office. The books were part of the personal library of E. S. Whiting who, after he ...

THE BOOK NOOK: Crossing 'The Bridge' between record albums and books
During those innocent days before the explosion of the Internet, I observed similarities between the music industry and the book-publishing industry. Authors and recording artists had contractual obligations to fulfill. Music and books were released on ...

Books: Survival Skills
Little matters more to associations than ensuring sustained relevance to members. In Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice, Peter Sheahan, founder of Karrikins Group, and Julie Williamson, his “chief ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Lisa See's latest novel set in China, and two new fiction titles for teens. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See; Scribner, 384 pp.; fiction. “Rice is to nourish, tea ...

Diverse books in school libraries
Campaigns have sprung up like #WeNeedDiverseBooks, aiming to highlight a perceived lack of diverse books—books that reflect a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including class, race, culture, sexuality, ability, etc. or that are written by ...

Books, Cocktails, and Comfort Food
If this sounds like heaven to you too, then save the date for Sunday, April 30th to be at the Savoy Taproom at 301 Lark Street in Albany. Warren Bobrow, otherwise known as the Cocktail Whisperer, will be there for a book signing and meet and greet. The ...

Mizzou student hopes to motivate others through her book on the value of college
Burrell is a Bellefontaine Neighbors native and senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's gearing up to self-publish her book that highlights her college experience. The goal, she said, is to get it in the hands of students back home in the ...

6 Great Books To Read In April
Patty Yumi Cottrell's riveting debut novel Sorry to Disrupt the Peace is one of this year's most exciting books. When her brother commits suicide, 32-year-old Helen Moran returns to her adoptive family's home in Milwaukee to investigate the reasons ...

Books: Laila Lalami on being a writer, Jeff VanderMeer reviews 'American War' and more
As book editor, I'm supposed to be keeping up on the latest in literature, but I recently started reading “Anna Karenina” for the first time. And it's great! I think this Tolstoy kid could really go places. What's your favorite book published before ...

Reach Out and Read distributes books to kids through doctors' offices
Very young patients will get a book they can keep on visits to clinics at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and at pediatric clinics around the area. Reach Out and Read Carolinas, the local branch of a national nonprofit, is working with ...

George Takei Partners with IDW for Comic Book About Time in WWII Internment Camp
George Takei's recounts of his time at a Japanese-American internment camp have been put to page and brought to the stage. Now, he's signed a book detail with IDW Publishing to create a graphic novel about what it was like for those imprisoned because ...

Books: Events for week of April 2
Author Event: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Local author Marius Domingue will present his new book, "Denying My Mother's Eyes: True Life Louisiana." Domingue is a Louisiana native who has been a successful contractor and ...

Perry Local Schools receives Martha Holden Jennings Foundation grant for 'Graffiti Books'
Benefitting from a $3,000 grant from the Cleveland-based Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Mielke and Rzeszotarski are creating a library of about 300 high-interest books. Designated “Graffiti Books,” the works aim to draw the attention of reluctant ...

RodCon brings brings out fans of comic books, science fiction
“He has my favorite colors, and I like that he has claws,” the 5-year-old said after posing on stage during the mini comic book convention's kids costume contest. The event is held annually at the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library, where it ...

Dalkey Archive Press to publish books from Luxembourg
Snyder and O'Brien hope the anthology will be the beginning of publishing an ambitious series of books by writers from Luxembourg and that it will be heavily promoted internationally. English is the bridge language to many other countries, and such a ...

Books: Journalist draws wisdom from 'The Twilight Zone'
“The Twilight Zone” remains one of the freakiest TV shows of all time. Nearly 60 years after it first aired, many still see Rod Serling's anthology series — a chilling mix of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, excellent writing and twisty endings — as the ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin (Harper, non-fiction, on sale April 4). What it's about: The actor and SNL Trump impersonator writes a memoir that covers his childhood, ...

Sarah Dunant's 6 favorite books
An enthralling novel of power play in early imperial Rome. Augustus' great-nephew Claudius, sickly and stammering, is ignored and abused by most of his family. Yet his brain remains scalpel-sharp as he witnesses years of Technicolor villainy. Eighty ...

Prince Charles bio: Odd stuff you didn't know about the next British king
When Prince Charles becomes King Charles III of Great Britain, he'll be the oldest ever to be crowned and the one who waited the longest. And, as a new biography suggests, he may be the most improbable, even peculiar, monarch to ascend the throne in ...

30 Books Mattis Thinks Every Good Leader Needs To Read
James Mattis, the Marine Corps general-turned secretary of defense, is known for many things, including his prolific reading list. We know everyone jokes that Marines can't read, but Mattis has probably perused more books in a year than most people ...

New crop of children's books celebrates spring in colorful ways
A celebration of Poetry Month is “Out of Wonder: Poets Celebrating Poets,” by Newbery Award-winner Kwame Alexander, poet, educator and author of 21 books for children and educators. This beautiful book (Candlewick Press, $16.99), is a collection of ...

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business
To help these founders along, I recommend some books that provide a systems understanding of technology. Here are nine books that'll ramp you up quickly so that, when you do step out there to start your business, you understand the trends you're riding ...

Vermont poet-publisher forges through peaks and valleys
With that as our credo, we embark on a journey to bring the beauty of the published book as a tactile object into the homes and hands of our readers, and we also embrace the technology of tablet and ebook publishing.” Seeking to preserve and protect ...

Now Batting: 14 New Baseball Books
It happens every spring. It's time to play ball, so publishers fill out a new lineup card of biographies, team histories and other baseball scholarship. This season must begin by acknowledging the surreality that after 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are ...

Girl Scouts collect, deliver 4500 books to students in need
A handful of Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 1362 delivered 2,500 books Friday to schools in Baltimore, more than half of the books they collecting during a drive earlier this year. The other 2,000 books collected have already been distributed to eight ...

Artist tells how she created her book on historic homes
Groenert's lecture, “Birthing a Book; From Sketching to Self-Publishing,” summarized her efforts to turn her West Central Neighborhood house portraits into a self-published book. “This was the beginning of my book,” the 68-year-old said, holding one of ...

NAACP youth chapter collecting books for kids
Book donations are being accepted at Sheffield Utilities, Helen Keller Hospital, Mount Zion AME Church, Valley Credit Union, WZZA Radio, the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Sheffield schools, Florence and Muscle Shoals utility departments and ...

All students, including underserved populations, should be taught the Great Books (essay)
The “Democracy and Education” conference took place the day before the publication of a New York Times op-ed by Molly Worthen on Great Books camps sponsored by conservative foundations and other right-leaning groups. Worthen noted the different ...

The Week in Reading: The Best New Book Releases for April 4, 2017
Welcome to April, and the ninth edition of The Week in Reading, a weekly column that pulls together the best new books being released each week a full day before the standard book release date. wir44 The Week in Reading for April 4, 2017. Chelsea ...

Two bookmeisters who curate the past for the future
When the conversation on the local book scene turns to the major players who operate at the most scholarly levels, two names invariably are mentioned. One is Barry Cassidy, owner of the general antiquarian bookstore Barry Cassidy Fine Books, who ...

Meghan Markle's Sister Is Publishing A Tell-All Book That Might Ruin Her Royal Relationship!
According to new reports, Meghan Markle's sister Samantha Grant is set to publish a book called The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister. Now, many speculate that the tell-all book might reveal the actress' skeletons in the closet that may cause drama in ...

13 books you need to read in April
What's the best thing to do when April showers have you trapped inside — or you know, voluntarily avoiding the outdoors? Settle down with a great book, of course. And fortunately, this month is full of fascinating reads, from highly-anticipated ...

9 Business Books of 2017 That Will Change How America Does Business
At the end of 2016, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book Thank You for Being Late opened our eyes to the accelerations of technology and globalization happening in the world today--accelerations that will force businesses to change how ...

Myopic Political Bubbles Apply to Science Books, Too
A new study published today in Nature Human Behavior looked at which science books and which political books people shopping at Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com typically bought together. The huge consumer dataset revealed some pretty clear ...

Edible books; Of Star Wars, Seuss and Pride and PreJUICEdice
The first Edible Books Festival at the Austin Public Library brought out 16 entries — and lots of oohs and aahs from library-goers over the weekend. Contestants made entries to resemble a book, a favorite literary character, or a scene from a story ...

College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity
“No matter how old I was, what I was going through, how I felt in any moment, a book was always a means of escape” she wrote in a blog post in 2015. “A way to dive into a new world and become a new character.” As a self-professed “nerdy black girl in ...

10 key lessons I learned from reading 40 books last year
In 2016, I discovered the library by our new home. It's been amazing! I've been able to avoid buying books while being able to read them. Finding the library coincided with a lot of travel across the world. Throw on top of that a lot of time assisting ...

4 New Books From Restaurant Chefs — for Home Cooks
Clare Lattin and Tom Hill, of the rustic London restaurant Ducksoup, drew on the menu's most home-compatible recipes for their new book. Lattin, the restaurant's co-owner, and Hill, its executive chef, set you up to make “quick things,” or dishes that ...

Children's Books Still Creating Special Bonds Between Parents, Kids
MINNEAPOLIS – In today's world of computer screens and high tech gadgets kids still love to hold, and read, books. Rick Chrustowski is a children's book author and illustrator in Minneapolis. He's published 10 books so far. He says for him he starts ...

Skyhorse Publishing partners with American Mensa
NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyhorse Publishing is proud to announce a new partnership with North American Mensa and Mensa Canada. Skyhorse, one of the world's fastest growing book publishers, will be the official puzzle and game book ...

Should we get rid of phone books?
Decades ago, a phone book was a necessity. But now, with cell phones and the internet, almost everyone has a veritable phone book at their fingertips. So, do you still need one delivered to the door? "I recycle mine as soon as they come in the porch or ...

What 'Big Little Lies' left out from the book ending
“Big Little Lies” finally answered the questions viewers have been asking all season: Who died, and who killed them? And who is Ziggy's dad? (If it's still waiting on your DVR, or if you were planning on reading the book version in the near future ...

Even in choosing science books, Americans seem divided by politics
When it comes to buying books online, Americans appear to stand united in our wide-ranging passions, including for science. But on closer inspection, our book-buying habits suggest that, when it comes to choosing science titles, we remain a country ...

Stephen King compares Trump to two villains from his books
In a new piece for the Guardian, King reflects on the 45th president's political rise and sees parallels to two insidious characters from his books. The first is Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone, “a door-to-door Bible salesman with a gift of gab, a ready ...

Best children's books to read and share this month
House, road, grassy cliff, sea —and a town spread out “this way and that.” This is the world as a young narrator sees it in Joanne Schwartz's quietly spectacular picture book, Town Is by the Sea (Groundwood, ages 4-7). Sydney Smith illustrates the ...

UNL alum writes book focusing on sex, economics, politics, culture
But traditional book publishing, especially if you are a nobody in your early-to-mid twenties, is a much different beast than academia and I had to self-educate myself on this. And that would be the case pretty much anywhere, I think. Former adjunct ...

Your early spring 2017 book recommendations
I may have mentioned recently that my book, “The Ideas Industry,” came out this week. You should buy it — many people are saying it's a very good book! But the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts acknowledges that other books are probably worth ...

Isla Fisher Announces Her New Children's Book Series: Reading Is an 'Integral Part of Childhood'
Actress Isla Fisher charmed audiences in Wedding Crashers, and now, she's channeled her quirky humor into children's books. PEOPLE has the exclusive cover reveal for her book Marge In Charge, which is the first of a three-installment series and will be ...

Treasure Island books ambitious outdoor series with Journey, Weezer, Brad Paisley
Treasure Island Casino is answering the call for a sizable amphitheater for the greater metro area. In the most ambitious endeavor to offer outdoor concerts for an arena-size crowd, Treasure Island is planning at least nine shows on its property this ...

Experienced Business Advisor Presents Unique Approach to Organizational Management in New Book
The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media. The Miracle Manager presents a new approach to organizational management. Drawing from the author's over 20 years of business advisory ...


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