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‘Coming together for the love of books’ – Petoskey News

HARBOR SPRINGS — Finding much success after its inaugural year in 2016, the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book will soon return for its second annual offering starting on Friday, Sept. 29. “We had over 16,000 people attend the festival last year and we are hoping to see that, and more, this year with everything […]

Pulling faces from phones and putting them in books

Lights! Camera! Action! Stanly Early College English students recently became vloggers (video bloggers) for their first book report of the semester. They were tasked with advertising their favorite books as if publishers were considering them. The masterminds behind this creative method of book reports are English teachers Janet Ross and Marina Shankle. Designed to spur […]

Great books to fall for now that summer’s over

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a look at some must-reads for this fall. Jeffrey Brown has this special edition of the NewsHour Bookshelf. JEFFREY BROWN: And this time, we’re turning for recommendations to two authors with new or recent books. Louise Penny is the author of the popular murder mystery series featuring the Quebec chief inspector of […]

How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever

In early June, 1944, tens of thousands of American troops prepared to storm the beaches of Normandy, France. As they lined up to board the invasion barges, each was issued something less practical than a weapon, but equally precious: a slim, postcard-sized, softcover book. These were Armed Services Editions, or ASEs—paperbacks specifically designed to fit […]

Nonprofit bookstore seeking woman who allegedly stole over $1K in kids books

PITTSBURG — Police are searching for a woman who allegedly was caught on camera stealing more than $1,000 worth of children’s books from the Railroad Book Depot last week. According to a Facebook post from the Railroad Book Depot, surveillance cameras recorded the suspect allegedly stealing over $1,000 worth of children’s books on Sept. 15. […]

Regional books: “Navajo Textiles,” “Spoken Through Clay”

Navajo Textiles, by Laurie D. Webster, et all Navajo Textiles: By Laurie D. Webster, Louise I. Stiver, D.Y. Begay and Lynda Teller Pete.  Denver Museum of Nature and Science/University Press of Colorado. Wealthy New Englanders Francis and Mary Crane began collecting Indian weavings and other Native American objects in 1948 with the idea of starting their […]

Roundup of children’s books

Historians and librarians know about New York City’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Now kids can know about it, too, via this loving tribute to its little-known founder, Arturo Schomburg. A teacher once told him that African people had no history, setting him on a lifelong quest to collect art, letters, prints and […]

The 6 best business books of 2017, according to economists, editors, and professors

Ellen Pao’s account of her influential Silicon Valley discrimination case is among the best business books of the year.Justin Sullivan/Getty Some of the biggest ongoing business stories of our time, from the personal and political effects of increased globalization to the confrontation of ingrained sexism in Silicon Valley, are reflected in this year’s list of […]


Books that once made the literary blacklist, including the ‘The Great Gatsby” and Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham,” will be on display in the lobby of Lockwood Memorial Library as the UB Libraries mark Banned Books Week Sept. 24-30. Banned Books Week is a national celebration of free and open access to information —even […]

Books missing after school used as hurricane shelter

Whether they were taken or misplaced, the cost of the supplies will be repaid by FEMA. Article source: