State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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Vermont libraries provide community, not just books

In an era when memberships in social clubs and church attendance are down, and critics say social media appears to be fracturing rather than knitting society together, libraries are stepping in as so-called third places where people can meet and socialize. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Irish book community 'dismayed' over library tender

Irish bookselling and literary organisations have protested the passing of a new national library tender for books, 60% of which has been awarded to suppliers outside the country. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Club: Our first pick is ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean is the L.A. Times Book Club's first selection and community read. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen "The Library Book" as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:06 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library

Since the destruction of the University of Mosul's library, momentum is building for Book Aid International's efforts to coordinate and enable publishers' contributions to rebuilding. The post London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: The library fire, a criminal family, reviews and book news

Hello! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Although Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker, she lives in Los Angeles part-time, and for the last six years has been writing a book that investigates a mystery many of us... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pamela Butchart | 'Funny books can break down some of the barriers of children believing 'books aren’t for me''

Award-winning author and schoolteacher Pamela Butchart is set to go stratospheric in 2018, with a World book Day title and a Secret Seven revamp in the pipeline. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just commodities'

In a passionate speech, writer takes aim at publishers who put profit before artUrsula Le Guin cries freedom as she is honoured for contribution to literatureTo the givers of this beautiful reward, my thanks, from the heart. My family, my agents, my editors, know that my being here is their... Continue reading at The Guardian

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SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?

Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and ebook service with better branding? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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9 Books for Those of Us Missing Libraries and Bookstores

We may not be able to escape to bookish destinations right now, but we can be transported by these books about libraries and bookstores. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-28 10:39:03 UTC ]
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The Most Popular Books In Libraries, January–March 2020

These were the most popular books in libraries to kick off 2020. What have you read? Missed? Want to pick up from your library or bookstore next? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-08 10:32:36 UTC ]
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E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 02:30:27 UTC ]
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ACE gives libraries £151k for e-books and audio

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced a £151,000 investment into library services to buy e-books and digital audio products. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-22 23:20:53 UTC ]
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Closed libraries are offering parking lot Wi-Fi, e-books, and Zoom story time

Even when shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, libraries are coming up with creative ways to serve their communities. On March 16, the El Dorado County Library in California closed its doors to patrons after a state-wide stay-at-home order. But that hasn’t stopped the library, which serves... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-15 07:00:32 UTC ]
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How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed

Even for people who have lost jobs or income during the coronavirus epidemic, there are books and reading material available online for free. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-03 09:00:21 UTC ]
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Is the Covid-19 Crisis a Watershed Moment for Library E-books?

Why the rapid shift to digital library services necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis could help chart a new, more productive course for the digital library market long term. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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