| Aug 25, 2012
The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free.
The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
| Sep 5, 2012
Caryn Beth Rosenthal ceremoniously dumped her boyfriend of 10 years on July 5, 2009 — the very same week Maryjane Fahey was dumped by her boyfriend of seven.
On the surface, only one of those scenarios seems like a choice. But as both women will...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:30 AM
(Wednesday at The New York Public Library)
Creative Director Bernardo Rojo offered a dramatic collection that included plenty of color, fabric options and lots of great outerwear.
Presented at the New York Public Library, the collection...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:17 AM
Click here to see a copy of Haussner's menu from 1967. Turtle Steak Swiss Style, 2 veg - $2.60. Pink Squirrel - $1. Strawberry pie - 65.
I knew about the What's on the Menu, the New York Public Library's ongoing project to digitize and transcribe its...
| May 27, 2012
After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves, legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom reportedly asked one question — will it be accurate? — and most certainly knew...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Donald J. Sobol, who created the book series featuring child sleuth Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, has died at age 87.
Sobol's books were popular with a generation of kids, beginning in the early 1960s, because they portrayed youngsters who were wise beyond...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Like many journalists, Nancy Bilyeau dreamed of writing a novel. She even managed to eke out a few chapters, melding her two great loves of Tudor history and mystery thrillers.
But whenever she would make a little headway, the real world — her...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary.
Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
NEW YORK -- Victoria Beckham, newly relocated from Los Angeles back to her home in London, presented her fall-winter 2013 fashion collection at the New York Public Library on Sunday morning. The crowd included her hunky hubbie David Beckham, who...