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Audiobooks Get the Chelsea Clinton Bump

When Chelsea Clinton named-checked Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, Goodnight Moon, and A Wrinkle in Time in her speech introducing her mother at the Democratic National Convention, sales numbers and library holds for those books skyrocketed. Give your audiobook collection an election-season boost with Clinton’s video highlighting the impact of audiobooks on childhood literacy. Clinton has a bit of a family history with audiobooks; after […]

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Stephen King Loves Audiobooks. Do You?

Stephen King is just one of 16 notable authors and narrators extolling the virtues of audiobooks for the Audio Publishers Association’s public awareness campaign. Launched last week to coincide with vacation time, when listening spikes, “A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes” consists of short, punchy video clips perfect for social media. To promote your library’s downloadable and CD collections, visit […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Sarah Vowell Talks about Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

This week on Well Read, New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Vowell will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (2015). Published in October, Lafayette chronicles the expeditions of French aristocrat and Revolutionary War general, the Marquis de Lafayette. Vowell’s seventh book of […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Don Miguel Ruiz Talks about The Toltec Art of Life and Death

This week on Well Read, author Don Miguel Ruiz will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his memoir, The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery. Perhaps best known for his New York Times bestseller, The Four Agreements, Ruiz has made a name for himself as an […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Gloria Steinem Talks about My Life on the Road

This week on Well Read, feminist icon Gloria Steinem will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her newest book, My Life on the Road (2015). Steinem has dedicated her career to the fight for equality and is perhaps best known for her political activism. My Life on the Road chronicles her experiences traveling the […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Elizabeth Gilbert Talks about Big Magic

This week on Well Read, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her newest book, Big Magic (2015). Drawing on the huge success of Eat, Pray, Love—which was published nearly a decade ago—Big Magic is classified as a kind of self-help manual that provides guidance on how […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Jonathan Evison Talks about This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

This week on Well Read, critically acclaimed author Jonathan Evison will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his newest book, This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (2015). Evison is known for his offbeat humor, and his latest novel pairs this with an intricate, honest portrait of a life lived in delusion. In the […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Hector Tobar Talks about Deep Down Dark

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his book, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free (2014). Tobar’s work of narrative journalism focuses on the haunting […]

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Three Songs That Sound Like YA Novels

As a genre, the “story song” tends to evoke crackly tracks from our parents’ record stacks: “A Boy Named Sue,” by Johnny Cash; “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” by Charlie Daniels Band; Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe” and the like. They’re literally stories set to music, and their literary antecedents seem no more sophisticated […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!)

In the past, Book Trailer Thursday has featured books written by women with popular YouTube channels (for example, this one and this one), a trailer where an author calls her mom, and of course we’ve ruined some brown-bag lunches with drool-worthy cookbook trailers. This week’s video, for Amelia Morris‘ Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age […]

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