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Schools taskforce examines best books for students

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Are the books your children reading in school culturally appropriate and do they provide the best perspective? It’s something the Pinellas County School District is examining with its newly formed Curriculum Taskforce.  The taskforce is made up of about 40 members, including school staff, students and other stakeholders. One of the […]

One local resident is helping collect books to send to kids in Africa

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— Earnestine Wilson founded Operation Softback Book in 2019. After her visit to schools in Ghana, she noticed the need for books. Now she wants to continue her project of providing books to children of all ages. Wilson is asking for softback books because that’s what she can take on the plane. “Most […]

The Shoppes at Parma announces new Walls of Books location

PARMA, Ohio — Despite the fact that both avid and casual readers have access to every title online, nothing compares to the tactile experience — not to mention the smell — of perusing books. That’s exactly what national retailer Walls of Books has planned for its first Buckeye State location, set to open this summer […]

Food for Thought: Bringing books and wine to Buckhead

Lucian Books and Wine, a wine bar and bookshop that also serves food, plans to open in mid-May in Buckhead’s new Modera apartment building at 3005 Peachtree Road at the intersection with Pharr Road.  Pratt Institute graduate Katie Barringer, formerly of Cover Books in Inman Park, and sommelier Jordan Smelt, Cake Ale’s former wine and […]

The Magic of Books | Graduate School of Education | Touro College

Designated by UNESCO in 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe to promote reading. “There’s something magical about books,” said Graduate School of Education dean, Dr. Jacob Easley II, as he officially opened Touro’s World Book Day read-alouds. “They let you […]

Top 10 books about Colombia

Growing up in Colombia in the 1990s, I rarely saw any tourists. That has changed dramatically in the past decade, especially following a historic peace deal with the Farc in 2016. My novel The Anthill examines the transformation of Medellín from a war-torn city wracked by violence into a trendy, rapidly gentrifying destination for digital […]

Which books did the vice president buy at Books on the Square?

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10 Books to Read during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This year, in an effort to bring increased awareness to Asian and Pacific Islander voices, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-read books by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, spanning numerous genres. If any of these books catch your eye, think about […]

"Virgin River" Mel Monroe Book Differences Compared to Netflix Series

“In the TV show, Mel moves to Virgin River after the sudden and shocking death of her husband Mark (Daniel Gillies), who died in a car accident while the two were arguing about whether or not they should continue trying to have another child after their first baby was stillborn. In the books, Mel’s trauma does […]

Marking major milestone, Better World Books honors roots with $10000 gift for Robinson Community Learning Center

Better World Books, an online bookseller with ties to the University of Notre Dame that donates books and a share of its profits to literacy programs around the globe, recently sold its 100 millionth book. To mark the occasion, the company — based in Mishawaka — awarded $10,000 to the Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning […]