Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for “The Library Book,” Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Some people want help cheating on crossword puzzles. Others have more personal queries. “There is a guy who calls the library every... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 20:35:00 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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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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Libraries Week features nationwide Haig event and Bonnier book club launch

Libraries Week kicks off today (5th October), featuring behind the scenes looks at authors' bookshelves, a nationwide live reading of The Midnight Library by author Matt Haig (Canongate) and the launch of a Bonnier book club. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-05 05:45:33 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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Dialogue rolls out virtual book club to connect readers in 'uncertain times'

As part of a new virtual book club, publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove will be in conversation with a Dialogue author about their book on Instagram live every Thursday at 8 p.m. for the next 10 weeks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 22:24:25 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Club Launch

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-28 23:02:32 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from 'The Library Book'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here's an excerpt. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here’s an excerpt. The opposite of a sensory-deprivation tank might be to spend a Monday morning in the library’s InfoNow Department. The phone rings with that weird blooping electronic tone all day long, and the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Time to Read launches 'Book Bingo' in north west libraries

People in the north west are being encouraged to use their libraries with a “Book Bingo” contest worth up to £200. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Macmillan and Orkney Library launch Hurricane Book Club

Pan Macmillan and Orkney Library & Archive have joined forces to launch a new joint reading initiative, The Hurricane Book Club. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 19:52:05 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Club's next book will be Laila Lalami's 'The Other Americans'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected "The Other Americans" as its next book and hosts a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-27 14:00:03 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Club’s next book will be Laila Lalami's ‘The Other Americans’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected “The Other Americans” as its next book and hosts a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. The novel is a mystery and family drama that unfolds in a Southern California desert town after a Moroccan immigrant... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-27 14:00:00 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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Red launches book club and doubles books coverage

Red magazine is launching the Red Book Club and doubling the amount of space it dedicates to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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President Obama, Ava DuVernay bring 'A Promised Land' to L.A. Times Community Book Club

Barack Obama and filmmaker Ava DuVernay will discuss the former president's memoir "A Promised Land" April 21 in a livestreamed event for the L.A. Times Community Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Watch Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss 'The Committed' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Watch author Viet Thanh Nguyen talk about "The Committed" at the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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