Michigan library’s future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

Michigan library’s future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

A western Michigan library faced an uncertain future Thursday after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax millage that funds most of its budget. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township outside … Read more

David Damrosch goes around the world in 80 books

David Damrosch goes around the world in 80 books

The case for rereading cannot be made emphatically enough as we see how the armchair nature of David Damrosch’s travels serves as a nudge to readers to structure their favourite books The case for rereading cannot be made emphatically enough as we see how the armchair nature of David Damrosch’s travels serves as a nudge … Read more

Books riddled with bullet holes found in library book return bin

Books riddled with bullet holes found in library book return bin

ImagineIF Libraries closed all of its locations Wednesday after staff discovered books in a book return bin that had been damaged by a firearm. The incident is believed to be isolated, library officials said, and all branches were open for normal business hours Thursday. A statement from ImagineIF Library Director Ashley Cummins and board chair … Read more

The negative effects of a parenting book

The negative effects of a parenting book

The concept of a parenting advice book dates back to immemorial years. While many mothers and fathers find parenting books useful, there is a negative effect to consuming parenting advice. A study published by a maternal and infant health researcher at Swansea university in 2017, found that reading parenting books can contribute to depressive symptoms … Read more

Under the Mask | Book Review

Under the Mask | Book Review

It is probably apocryphal to refer to the pandemic as just an ‘epochal’ event now, considering just how many lives it touched and changed forever. While the overwhelming majority of the emotions related to the event are tragic, the lockdown was also a time for peace and reflection, as we were faced with the reality … Read more

‘The street is where everything unfolds’: Krass Clement’s unseen Belfast – in pictures | Art and design

‘The street is where everything unfolds’: Krass Clement’s unseen Belfast – in pictures | Art and design

In 1991, on a visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland, Krass Clement shot his landmark book, Drum, in just one evening in an Irish pub, using three and a half rolls of film. More than 30 years later Clement has revisited his archive and photographs he made in the same period. His new book, Belfast, … Read more

Books to Swear by: Behind the Scenes of Pete Henderson’s Unspeakably Good Ad for Kobo Plus

Books to Swear by: Behind the Scenes of Pete Henderson’s Unspeakably Good Ad for Kobo Plus

Is there a better feeling than reading through a truly great book for the first time? Perhaps just one: The opportunity to enthusiastically recommend that book to your friends, family, plus anyone else who’ll listen. And, in all honesty, a fair few people who won’t listen, too. It’s precisely that rare delight which the latest … Read more

DK Acquires Phonic Books

DK Acquires Phonic Books

DK has acquired Phonic Books, one of the U.K.’s leading specialist education publishers. Founded in 2006 by Wendy Tweedie, Tami Reis-Frankfort and Clair Wilson, three special needs teachers, the publisher now has some 300 decodable books for beginner and catch-up readers. The books are available in more than 40 countries, and growth has been especially … Read more

Renowned author Isabel Allende turns 80 | Books | DW

Renowned author Isabel Allende turns 80 | Books | DW

She has written over 25 books, which have been sold some 70 million times and translated into many languages. She has received 60 awards in 15 countries for her work, and two international film productions have been based on her novels. Those are some of the hard facts about Isabel Allende, Chile’s most internationally successful writer. But, … Read more

May Sales Were Soft, AAP Reports

May Sales Were Soft, AAP Reports

In the AAP’s newest StatShot update, May trade sales were mixed and sales of higher educational course materials fell, leading to a 3.7% sales decline compared to May 2021 for the 1,368 publishers that report sales to the association. The hardcover and mass market paperback formats had another tough month in the adult category with … Read more