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Book Trailer Thursday: A Book of Spirits and Thieves

Book Trailer Thursday: A Book of Spirits and Thieves

This simple trailer for Morgan Rhodes’s recently released A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Razorbill) whittles the “effectively twisted plot” of its source material down to the bare essentials: a girl in a bookstore opens a book, and is instantly transported elsewhere in a flash of light. Both the crescendoing voice-over and energetic score lend themselves well to the small […]

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

On Saturday, June 27th, at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Bryan Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Just Mercy. Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with him backstage. Terry Tazioli: I’m the host of Well Read, which is a national public television book show which you have been on, Bryan Stevenson, […]

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

On Saturday, June 27th, in the Booklist booth at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse about their forthcoming novel, Mycroft Holmes. Terry Tazioli: It’s my privilege to be here today at the American Library Association’s annual conference, at the Booklist booth, and I’m talking […]

Make Room for This Book: Marie Kondo and the Art of Decluttering

Make Room for This Book: Marie Kondo and the Art of Decluttering

The other day, a coworker asked me why there were still dozens of holds on our copies of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. The reason is that Kondo and her book have started a revolution—a revolution to declutter our material lives. Here’s what you need to know: Marie Kondo is the Lebron […]

Read to Play: Seattle’s Summer Book Bingo!

Read to Play: Seattle’s Summer Book Bingo!

This summer, The Seattle Public Library partnered with Seattle Arts and Lectures to create a very fun reading program for teens age 16 and over, and adults throughout the city. It’s called Summer Book Bingo! Participants enter one of two prize pools by either completing their whole card by September 8th or filling out one […]

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson Awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The eagerly awaited announcement of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction took place last night at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All The Light We Cannot See was awarded the Carnegie medal for fiction, and Bryan Stevenson, author of Just […]