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American Library Association Advocates in Washington for National Library Legislative Day

American Library Association Advocates in Washington for National Library Legislative Day

From the ALA Press Release: More than five hundred library advocates from every state in the nation and the District of Columbia will gather in Washington, D.C. to advocate [...].


Publisher Harper Collins Turns 200

Publisher Harper Collins Turns 200

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS CELEBRATES ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY The publisher will be offering special, year-long anniversary moments on their website for readers, authors, and booklovers. Here’s more from their press release: [...].


OverDrive Lists Their Best Book Selection for 2016

OverDrive Lists Their Best Book Selection for 2016

OverDrive is the leading supplier of books to libraries. They have a group of staff librarians, know as the Professional Book Nerds who post podcasts of books, reviews, etc. [...].


Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2017 Finalists

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2017 Finalists

The American Library Association has announced the 2017 finalists of the RUSA Book and Media Awards.  An awards ceremony will be held Sunday, January 22, 5-7:00 p.m. EST, in [...].


Childrens and Young Adult Hardback Books Up 95.2% in July 2016 vs. July 2015

Childrens and Young Adult Hardback Books Up 95.2% in July 2016 vs. July 2015

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced a significant increase in YA book sales. Here’s more from their press release: Childrens and Young Adult titles grew 31.1% in July [...].


Andrew Carnegie Awards Shortlist Announced

Andrew Carnegie Awards Shortlist Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and [...].


Facebook Live With HarperCollins Authors

Facebook Live With HarperCollins Authors

From HarperCollins Press Release: HarperCollins today announced weekday programming for book lovers exclusively through Facebook Live. Starting Monday, June 6, HarperCollins fiction and nonfiction authors and employees will be [...].


How I Became My Father…a Drunk

How I Became My Father…a Drunk

By William G. Borchert LOS ANGELES–Story Merchant Books announces the publication of William G. Borchert’s inspiring and courageous memoir probing the intimate details of a family devastated by the [...].


Amazon Unveils the Best Books of 2015

Amazon Unveils the Best Books of 2015

From Amazon’s Press Release: Amazon.com today announced its selections for the Best Books of 2015, naming Lauren Groff’s dazzling Fates and Furies as the Best Book of the Year. Amazon’s team [...].


Howard Shore’s 69th Birthday Party: A Tribute from 51st Chicago Film Festival

Howard Shore’s 69th Birthday Party: A Tribute from 51st Chicago Film Festival

Guest post by: Connie (Corcoran) Wilson, M.S. On October 18, 2015, Howard Shore celebrated his 69th birthday inside the AMC Theater in Chicago, Illinois, listening to a studio audience of [...].