In anticipating opening our town’s first library, we had ordered five hundred library cards. Three weeks after we opened, we had to order five hundred …
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When Sue Halpern's small Vermont town lost its bookmobile, it looked like it would be without a library, but not for long
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If writing is the heart of what you care about, then you have to do it and do it as well and as persistently as you can. It’s about a primary agreement…
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The day I decided that writing was what I wanted to do I was working as a millwright, maintaining the engines of an overhead crane above four electric …
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If you read no further than the first sentence of this post: please order your books online from this new site, Bookshop, instead of Amazon!
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In The Gift Lewis Hyde considers the economies of gift-giving  and all kinds of “social work and soul work, ” labors people undertake as their own end,…
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When I found myself in Wyoming for a month this autumn, I packed Gretel Ehrlich’s The Solace of Open Spaces, wondering how it would read in 2019. Ehrli…
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(Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai receiving the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature) Krasznahorkai’s novels are bracingly consisten…
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I liked walking the nuns home from school, holding their bags, hoping for a glimpse of their chilly, varnished cave and its holdings. They walked in pa…
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Who knew spooks could write? Amaryllis Fox certainly can. Her Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA is an addictive read. If you’re up for a thrill…
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Jonathan Karp wrote prophetically in 2008 of the need for more focused attention on the publication of books in order to secure what we might know call…
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Last week saw the loss of another titan of the book world, Sonny Mehta, for thirty years the editor and publisher of the Knopf imprint and the several …
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