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Charles Santore Dies at 84; Illustrated Classic Children’s Books

In reviewing the new version of “The Wizard of Oz,” Marke Andrews wrote in The Vancouver Sun, “What makes this oversized hardcover so attractive is the 60 illustrations by Charles Santore.” “The tornado inspires awe,” he added, “the view of Munchkinland bristles with vivid flora and fauna, and his use of various shades of green […]

Goodwill gives local teachers free books

By: KIRO 7 News Staff Updated: Aug 25, 2019 – 12:16 AM

‘Off to skies with books’: 20,000 readers turn out for Union-Tribune’s Festival of Books – The San Diego Union

The power of the written word was on display Saturday as about 20,000 lovers of all things literary jammed Liberty Station for the third annual San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books. Wanjiru Warama, who grew up on a farm in Kenya before immigrating to the U.S., thinks of books as members of her family. “I […]

A better way to organize and style your bookshelves

Judging a book by its cover doesn’t have to be a bad thing What Wine seems to desire to reinvent most about books, is our perception of them not only as sources of information and wisdom, but as things of beauty and character. “Historically, people have felt that you can’t play with your books or […]

Books like Game of Thrones: What to read after George RR Martin’s fantasy series

In an interview with the Guardian this week, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin admitted what his fans have long suspected: It’s going to be awhile before the wildly popular fantasy book series is complete. Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones is over, fans of both the show and the books that […]

Books: How greed, violence and faith shaped Latin America

Peruvian-born author Marie Arana takes us directly to the mysterious and misunderstood center of Latin America in her latest book, “Silver, Sword Stone: Three Crucibles of the Latin American Story.” Latin America includes Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking nations to the south of the United States. They share significant similarities because they were colonized by either Spain […]

Two New Books Have Anglophiles and Bibliophiles Covered

She was born in Chicago, but as with T.S. Eliot — another American, with whom she worked in the 1960s at the London publishing house Faber Faber — a British facade became the entire edifice. Her reputation was warmed up in almost sitcom fashion when Nina Stibbe, who had worked as a nanny for Wilmers […]

Hitting the Books: We can engineer the Earth to fight climate change

End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the Worldby Bryan Walsh Grow out your apocalypse beard and strap on your doomsday sandwich board, we’re all gonna die! Humanity has always lived on knife edge, our species perpetually one war, one plague, one eruption, one meteor strike away from extinction. But should our species […]

Books | Local Author Festival in Bexley to feature those who are self-published

More than 40 area writers are expected to take part at the Bexley Public Library. Dozens of authors and hundreds of readers will get together Sunday at the Local Author Festival at the Bexley Public Library. The event, co-sponsored by Gramercy Books, will feature more than 40 area authors who are self-published or published by […]

The 8 Best Weed Books to Read Right Now

This article is a part of RS Recommends, an editorial series reviewing products in music and entertainment. Items are independently selected; Penske Media may earn a commission from purchases made from our links. In places like Seattle, Denver or Los Angeles, buying weed is as easy as walking into a store and browsing for buds. […]