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Bluebird Books Author Event Fills Mudhouse

Authors LeBaron and Caritj signed copies of their books after the reading. Photo: Clover Carroll. It was standing room only at Mudhouse Coffee in the Square Saturday, July 17, for an “Evening of Poetry and Prose” with poet Virginia LeBaron, author of Cardinal Marks, and novelist Anna Caritj, author of Leda and the Swan. The […]

Books offer a healing retreat for youngsters caught up in a pandemic

Parents at a loss to find activities for their children during COVID lockdowns can encourage them to escape into a book. New research shows how reading books can help young people escape from their sources of stress, find role models in characters and develop empathy. Recent media reports have highlighted a concerning rise in severe […]

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium selling commemorative 50th year books – WJHL

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The public has the opportunity to purchase a hardback copy of the Bays Mountain Park special limited edition book as it continues to celebrate 50 years. Celebrating 50 Years features illustrations and dives into the park’s history and what led to its development. Also offered is a children’s book that follows […]

Beyond Books: The Library is for EVERYBODY!

Stop by any Chillicothe Ross County Public Library location and you’re likely to find any number of people looking for books, searching for just the right title for movie night, or maybe just quietly sitting and reading today’s Chillicothe Gazette. From children’s storytimes and Science Club events to cooking and book clubs for adults, the […]

Hungary restricts sales of LGBT-themed children’s books

BUDAPEST, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Hungary ordered shops on Friday to sell children’s books seen as promoting homosexuality in “closed wrapping”, stepping up restrictions that have set Prime Minister Viktor Orban on a collision course with rights groups and the European Union. The decree also included books seen as promoting gender change and containing “explicit” […]

Readers and Writers: Picture books that teach and touch the heart –

There’s a lot of learning in today’s picture books, from how to manage screen time to respect for a transgender mother, and what to do with a nose-picker. To touch hearts, there’s a lonely dog who finds his place in Minnesota. “Screen Time Is Not Forever” by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (Free Spirit […]

BOOKS | REVIEWS: Billy Summers

Billy Summers by Stephen King; Scribner( 528 pages, $18.68)   Among the many remarkable things about Stephen King is that he has yet to run out of ideas. Or put another way: He’s very good at finding new ways to explore themes that have interested him his entire career. “Billy Summers” tells the story of […]

Celebrate Bays Mountain Park’s 50th anniversary with limited edition books

KINGSPORT — For 50 years now, visitors of all ages have traveled to Bays Mountain Park Planetarium to experience its natural wonders. Now, two limited edition books will bring that magic into their homes. “Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium ~ Celebrating 50 Years” and “Unalii’s Unexpected Adventure” are available for pre-order today. Delivery is expected […]

The Books Briefing: Haruki Murakami, Elena Ferrante

Haruki Murakami’s English translators may have skyrocketed the Japanese author to global success, but they took enormous liberties in the translation process, the writer David Karashima reveals in his book Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami. The English version of An Adventure Surrounding Sheep—titled instead A Wild Sheep Chase—dropped all references to its 1970s […]

College Women’s Club of Montclair accepting books for upcoming sale

Freddie Marriage via Unsplash The College Women’s Club of Montclair is currently accepting books for its upcoming used books sale, to take place Nov. 18-20. The club will be open to receive donations of 12 bags or less at the Booksale Headquarters in the lower level of at 26 Park St. starting on Saturday, Aug. […]