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  • James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

     James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks
    "There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Fred LeBaron

    Me, My Shelf and I: Fred LeBaron
    Fred LeBaron, a retired lawyer who now works part-time at Downers Grove Public Library, is famous in certain circles for being a reader of — and for championing — the burgeoning new-adult fiction genre, which targets the college-age set. He...
  • Gift ideas for the book lover

    Gift ideas for the book lover
    Shopping for the book lover in your life doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to your local bookstore. Here are some book-related gift ideas for the literary-minded person on your holiday shopping list. If Big Brother is watching you, the least you...
  • E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more

    E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more
    Emily Books: An Indi(e) Bookstore, Book Subscription, $13.99/month Emily Books brings the feel of an indie bookstore to the online marketplace. Launched by novelist Emily Gould (above) and writer Ruth Curry, the site handpicks reads the same way...
  • Why the battle between publishing and Amazon matters

    Why the battle between publishing and Amazon matters
    Does publishing matter? Of course it does. That's one reason the dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette is so significant, because it has broader implications for the ways books are released and sold. Indeed, one of the finest aspects of the current...
  • Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?

    Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?
    Yes, it's true. A very big-ticket Rolling Stones book is being published just in time for the holidays. Taschen is publishing a $5,000 collectors edition and a selection of $10,000 art editions of "Rolling Stones," which officially goes on sale in...
  • Coupon books with 2015 deals now available at Whitehall Township Public Library

    Area residents can support the Whitehall Township Public Library by purchasing a Save Around coupon book from Friends of the Library. The books cost $20 and offer over $4,200 in value for use at area businesses in 2015, according to the library's...
  • Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87

    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87
    Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work explored themes of nature, religion and human rights, died Tuesday of leukemia at 87 in Sheffield, Vt., reports the New York Times. Kinnell wrote more than a dozen books of poetry in a career...
  • Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford

    Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford
    In Richard Ford's 1986 novel, "The Sportswriter," the main character, Frank Bascombe, is 38, wealthy and recently divorced. His young son has died. He is exiting a period of what he calls "dreaminess" and reflecting on life. In the first pages of the...
  • Review: 'As You Wish' by Cary Elwes

    Review: 'As You Wish' by Cary Elwes
    Inconceivable! One of the most beloved films of modern times was a resounding flop at the box office. "The Princess Bride," a 1987 fairy tale romance, would seem to have had everything going for it. Director Rob Reiner was on a hot streak with "This...
  • The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?

    The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?
    It's time for another installment of my ongoing series, "But Does It Hold Up?" in which I take a fresh look at a book I treasured at some earlier point in my life and see if it manages to bring the same pleasure. Sometime in my early teens, I was...