Tag: public libraries

News & Notes – 8/12/17

News & Notes – 8/12/17

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News New TSA rules affect Kindle, iPad, and other ereaders. (TSA via Bookwyrms Hoard) Politics & Prose will open third location in Southwest DC (Publishers Weekly)… Read more »

Divider

Support Your Local Library (reprise)

Support Your Local Library (reprise)

  I posted about this back in 2010, but the message is again relevant, so I’ve adapted and revised that post for today. Although the US economy has improved since I wrote the original post, President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates all federal funding for libraries. Improving economic conditions generally have not translated… Read more »

Divider

Ten Reasons I Love My Library

Ten Reasons I Love My Library

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Ten Reasons I Love My Library OK, I’m cheating this week. The topic is supposed to be Ten of the Most Unique Books I’ve Read. But it’s also National Library Week, so I decided to focus on what… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 1/28/2017

News & Notes – 1/28/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The ALA announced the 2017 Newbery, Caldecott, and other awards for young readers. You can read about the Newbery Medal winner, The Girl Who Drank the… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 1/07/2017

News & Notes – 1/07/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News AllRomance.com’s sudden closure hits authors hard. (The Guardian) The genre ebook distributor and publisher closed with only 4 days’ warning, and authors’ royalties on… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 10/22/16

News & Notes – 10/22/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. (NPR) Considered a longshot before the announcement, Dylan has yet to acknowledge the award personally, but… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 8/13/16

News & Notes – 8/13/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Mass Merchants Feel the Love from ‘Cursed Child’. (Publishers Weekly) And total sales in the first week topped 3.3 million copies. (GalleyCat) Rikers Island gets unofficial New York Public… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 7/09/16

News & Notes – 7/09/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Four unseen Beatrix Potter drawings found at Melford Hall, a National Trust property in Suffolk. (The Guardian) You can also read more about the drawings… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 4/09/16

News & Notes – 4/09/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Isaac Newton’s Lost Alchemy Recipe Rediscovered. Or at least one of them. Newton, like some other scientists of his time, was interested in alchemy;… Read more »

Divider

News & Notes – 4/02/16

News & Notes – 4/02/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The International Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist is up for 2016  Audible Celebrates April Fool’s Day with the Encyclopedia (GalleyCat, with Soundcloud clips; download at Audible.com)… Read more »

Divider