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Books open door to adventure for columnist
A friend of mine recently told me she had a relaxing weekend. During her quiet time she read three books. Wow! I gasped. I could never do that. It's not that I don't like to read. I do. It's just that I've never been able to read that fast. Still, I ...

13 new books you'll want to curl up with this fall
Whether you're relaxing by a fire or commuting to work, a great read is the perfect fall complement (besides chunky scarves and chic rain boots, of course). From exciting thrillers to historical fiction to deeply personal memoirs, you're guaranteed to ...

With No Potter, Sales Plunged at Scholastic in Q1
With a 52% decline in its children's book publishing and distribution group, total revenue fell 33% at Scholastic in the quarter ended August 31, compared to the same period a year ago. Sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 were $189.2 million ...

Celeste Ng: By the Book
I keep finding new great books, but since you asked for the last one: “The Tsar of Love and Techno,” by Anthony Marra. They're interconnected stories about the Chechen-Russian wars, but really they're about all the ways we try to reclaim the things and ...

Do they still ban books?
A good book can be a balm for the soul. Thomas Jefferson is reported to have said, “I cannot live without books.” But what one reader identifies with, another may be offended by. Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Margaret Mitchell's “Gone with ...

After Dunedin school serves as shelter, 80 books missing from classroom
DUNEDIN (FOX 13) - A Pinellas County teacher was met with an unpleasant surprise when she returned to school after Hurricane Irma. She said more than 80 of her classroom reading books had vanished. She believes they were taken while people used ...

Aaron Judge keeps forcing his way into the record books
Aaron Judges watches his two-run homer head over the wall during the Yankees' 11-3 win on Wednesday. Paul J. Bereswill. More On: new york yankees · Former Yankee sentenced to 8 years on corruption charges · This MLB fan-danger problem should've ...

Publisher runs off with local author's money and doesn't publish book
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A local author wants answers, after she says her publisher took thousands of dollars and never published her book. Now, the publisher is nowhere to be seen. Tonia Bell signed a contract with Green Iny publishers in ...

For Hispanic Heritage Month, 3 Books on Latinos in the US
In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and coincides with the Independence Days of a number of Latin American countries including Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, here are three books on Latinos' history, ...

15-Year-Old Rowan Blanchard Has Announced Her First Book
At 15-years-old, Rowan Blanchard has accomplished the following things: led a hit Disney Channel series; co-starred in a number of popular big screen films; spoken at the U.N. Women and U.S. National Committee's annual conference; acted as an activist ...

Richard Robinson of Scholastic Honored for Lifetime of Work in Children's Publishing
Richard Robinson, who runs the publisher Scholastic, was named the winner of a lifetime achievement award given by the National Book Foundation. Credit Scholastic Inc. Richard Robinson, the man responsible for bringing Harry Potter to American readers, ...

Thief Who Stole Rare Comic Books Busted Trying to Sell to Shops, NYPD Says
An ex-con stole rare Spiderman and X-Men comic books worth about $4,000 from a man's stoop in Windsor Terrace, but was nabbed weeks later after he tried to flip them to shops, police and prosecutors said. Kenneth Gaynor, 40, snagged the comic books ...

Amazon's Most-Read Books Of Summer Won't Come As A Surprise To Pop-Culture Junkies
Praise be! Amazon has released a short list of the most-read books of the summer, based on gathered Kindle data, and it turns out that — no surprises here — The Handmaid's Tale was the most-read book of the summer. Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel ...

UBNow
Books that once made the literary blacklist, including the 'The Great Gatsby” and Dr. Seuss' “Green Eggs and Ham,” will be on display in the lobby of Lockwood Memorial Library as the UB Libraries mark Banned Books Week Sept. 24-30. Banned Books Week ...





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