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The Storykeepers podcast is gaining a solid following of people who love books

Watching up-and-coming writers develop their identities and skills and seeing other people appreciate their work is exciting, the hosts say. For nearly a year, the Storykeepers podcast has amplified the work of Indigenous writers with 47,000+ downloads. Sharing the enthusiasm for books, the podcast focuses on one book per month. …

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Slavery through the eyes of a child | Books

You never know what pieces of history might be hiding in your own neighborhood. But all it takes is a clue to mobilize the inner detective and launch an adventure of discovery. Such were the beginnings of Betsy Biesenbach’s recent children’s book, “Say My Name: The Story of Amanda Jeffers, …

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Rare Books, Precious Metals and New Bestsellers – Orange County Register

The Book Pages is a weekly newsletter that arrives in your inbox. Subscribe now. I’m not a rare book collector, but this past weekend I attended the Rare Books LA event in Pasadena, which featured wares from nearly 90 booksellers, printers, artists, and dealers. Looking at the wide range of …

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Analog books are getting better and better: helped, not hindered, by the digital world

from technology-does-not-destroy-culture department Many of the worst ideas in recent copyright laws have been driven by the fear of some influential companies about the transition from analog to digital. While analog formats – vinyls, books, theatrical releases of films – are relatively easy to control, digital ones are not. Once …

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A Colorado ‘bookstagrammer’ found following by sharing her love of books | Culture & Leisure

Few selfies, cuddly cats, or TV show-inspired memes are found in these little squares. This corner of Instagram is reserved for books. And it’s far from being a lonely place. Appropriately called “Bookstagram”, the online community celebrating the love of books has morphed into an unlikely popular subset of Instagram. …

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Kent School District Librarian Is Ready to Defend LGBTQ Books ‘Even More Now’

A Kent School District librarian is defending several books that have been challenged for their content. Gavin Downing has been an educator since 2006 and a trained and licensed librarian for about a decade. He worked as a librarian at Cedar Heights Middle School in Kent for nearly four years, …

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Decoding Dickens’ secret notes for himself, one symbol at a time

For more than a century, scholars of Charles Dickens have tried, without much success, to decipher a one-page letter written by the author in symbols, dots, and squiggles. The letter sat for decades, unread, in a vault in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, until recent months, when …

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LIBRARY SHELF: One Hundred Years of Award-Winning Books | Local columnists

Have you heard of the latest award-winning books for children and teenagers? Each year at the end of January, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, honors several authors and illustrators with various awards. The build-up to the big event is creating a …

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Emirati authors describe how books help children become resilient

On the sidelines of the recent launch of ELF Publishing, a new independent publishing house of the Emirates Literature Foundation (ELF), Maitha told Gulf News: “The books are really amazing. They give children hope and inspire them. They are immersed in an incredible world that helps them understand their environment. …

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