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‘30-plus’ Charleston Southern football players banned in bizarre bookstore violaton
Charleston Southern’s bid to upset No. 3 Florida State appears over before it began. According to multiple reports and Buccaneers football players’ social media accounts, Charleston Southern will be without upwards of 30 players for Saturday’s game in Tallahassee, Fla., due to suspensions handed down by the NCAA. The short-handed team still is suiting up...
536 points by New York Post | American football Southern Association of Colleges and Schools American football positions Book Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Big South Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference Bookselling
Will Amazon bookstore save a buck, cost Chicago more?
Are you an Amazon Hypocrite? The hypocrite is the person who loves, loves, loves independent bookstores, local boutiques and that family-run pet-supply shop that's been on the corner forever. The hypocrite knows that these native businesses are vital to making a neighborhood feel like home, and...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Book Independent bookstore Hypocrisy Bookselling Independent bookstores
Book 'em — Alabama library will give jail time for overdue books
You can get booked for not returning your books.
263 points by Daily News | Public library Fine Librarian Book Receipt Tax Interest Returning
Cookbook of the week: With 'Simple,' Diana Henry proves again that simple is often best
With all the cookbooks that come out each year, repeating volumes filled with market-driven dishes prettily photographed in vintage cookwear on hardwood tabletops, it’s easy to overlook some of the best examples of the genre. This would be a shame, not least because in the rush for more exotic...
44 points by Los Angeles Times | Cooking Cookbook Recipe Marcella Hazan Meat Book Roe Food
As Midtown sizzles, Detroit's main library to open Sundays
Starting Oct. 8, a trio of branches will be open 1-5 p.m.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Library Public library Detroit Librarian Book Library catalog Sunday
Jasper optometrist inspires world with faith, writing
JASPER, Ind. (AP) - Local optometrist Dr. Gregory Gordon has fixed Dubois County residents' impaired vision for more than 30 years. But for the last 20, he has extended his reach to help people all over the world see in a different way. "What I'm trying to say to people ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Charlton Heston Faith God Dubois County Indiana Book Monotheism Life Writing
Rigoberto González grew up in a family of immigrant farmerworkers. Now he writes award-winning books.
In 1980, I arrived with my family to the U.S.-Mexico border from Michoacán with what little we could bring with us on the three-day journey by bus. Not long after, once more members of our extended family joined the migration, 19 of us moved into a tiny apartment in Thermal, Calif., where we didn’t...
113 points by Los Angeles Times | Family Reading Reading Book
Books: A peek behind the scenes at a publishers dinner, George Saunders, Steve Erickson and more book news
Months before anyone knows about Sarah Dunn’s book, her publisher Little, Brown is wining and dining the booksellers of Los Angeles. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor, and this is the news in books this week. THE BIG STORY Agatha French goes to a publisher’s dinner in Culver City to celebrate Sarah...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Salman Rushdie Novel Thomas Pynchon The Satanic Verses Fiction Bestseller Book Barack Obama
Editorial: Dive into ‘Adrift’ for Concord Reads
Read. Think. Talk. Listen. Grow. That is how the American Library Association neatly describes the nationwide “One Book, One Community” program, which our city has participated in since 2002. The goal of the project, known here as “Concord Reads,” is to promote civic unity through reading and discus...
16 points by Concord Monitor | American Library Association Survival skills Library Librarian Canary Islands Book Ocean Concord High School
Indian school book’s shocking kitten experiment horrifies internet
The publishers of a popular environmental studies textbook in India have been slated for publishing a book aimed at nine year olds containing an experiment that involves children killing a kitten. Read Full Article at RT.com
1474 points by Russia Today | Publishing Publication State Sociology English-language films Book U.S. state Box
Lots to see and do in the community
Theatre camps Registration is open for New Hampshire Theatre Project’s vacation and summer youth theatre camps. They include a February vacation camp, April vacation camp, kids camp in June, teen camp in July, story theatre camp in July, Strafford Summer Arts Camp in July, and a Build Your Own M...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Book Books
Marley Dias, young diversity advocate, working on book
Twelve-year-old advocate for diversity in literature is working on a book about activism and social justice.Scholastic told the Associated Press on Thursday that it had a deal with Marley Dias, whose hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks is part of her mission to collect stories about women of color. Her book...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Sociology Associated Press Michelle Obama Book Magazine Publication Barack Obama People from Los Angeles California
Adored selections
Check out some classics that reminds us of the many forms love takes in our lives and that it is ultimately “all there is.” The Essential RumiTranslated by Coleman BarksThe genius of the 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi, in this best yet translation from Coleman Barks. This is where the poetry of lov...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Thich Nhat Hanh Zen Love Erich Fromm World War II Persian literature Meaning of life Book
Dad's cookbooks make up new library at Farmer's Pantry store
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Many times, Nancy Fiorito tried to enforce the cookbook rule. If her husband, Matthew, brought home a cookbook, he would have to get rid of one already in the house. Like, you know, maybe he could lose one of the grilling ones. He always did it ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Recipe Cookbook A Great Way to Care Journal Communications Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cooking Timbaland Book
Children's book author Jon Klassen and the morally ambiguous universe of hats
When children’s book author and illustrator Jon Klassen visits schools to read his new book, “We Found a Hat,” he also likes to read “The Green Ribbon” from a collection of scary children’s stories by Alvin Schwartz titled “In a Dark, Dark Room.” The story is about a girl named Jenny who won’t...
423 points by Los Angeles Times | Children's literature Where the Wild Things Are Picture book Caldecott Medal National Book Award Make Way for Ducklings Book
Bob Eckstein: Is this bookstores’ last chapter?
It is truly hard to believe that a swath of urban territory as large as the Bronx will soon have no bookstores.
113 points by Daily News | The Bronx New York City Manhattan Amiri Baraka Beat Generation United States communities with Hispanic majority populations Book Bronx Zoo
Storyville spots to get face-lift in Baltimore County
Baltimore County Public Library's two Storyville centers are being given new life this week as part of a refurbishing project. The Woodlawn location will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 20, and re-open Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Rosedale location will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 and 22 and...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore County Maryland Jerry Seinfeld Week-day names Public library Woodlawn Baltimore County Maryland Book Rosedale Maryland Literacy
Reading the last chapter at Detroit's oldest bookstore
Owner says used bookseller in Midtown can't survive anymore. “I go through stages, between sad and resigned,” Foulkes said.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Bookstores Bookselling Book Printing Book store shoplifting Independent bookstore
'Faces of Cleveland': Photographer Laura Wimbels brings the city into focus with new book
After two years of capturing portraits, Cleveland photographer Laura Wimbels has compiled the photographs into the collection "Faces of Cleveland." The book will be released on October 22. PREVIEW "Faces of Cleveland" Book Launch Party Canopy (3910 Lorain Ave.) Oct. 22, 6 - 10 p.m. Event information CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For many Clevelanders, the accolades we've begun to rack up are a celebration of what we've already known for years. We need look no further than the bartenders at our regular haunts, the comedians we laugh along with, the musicians we sing along with and the owners of the shops we frequent. For all the recognition we earn, these are the people that keep the gears in motion. Cleveland professional photographer Laura Wimbels has spent the last two years capturing their portraits. The final product, a book entitled "Faces of Cleveland," will be released on Oct. 22 with a launch party held that night at Canopy, 3910 Lorain Ave., Cleveland. It can be pre-ordered online at facesofcle.com. The project began one blustery winter morning when Wimbels tagged along with a friend to a Tremont bar hosting an outdoor, game-filled event. Camera in tow, she snapped a photo of a friend's beaming smile while snow fell around him. She posted it online with a quick, off-the-cuff caption, "Faces of Cleveland," to overwhelming response. "I thought, 'Only a Clevelander could be happy in that moment,'" laughs Wimbels from the corner of Tremont's Prosperity Social Club. It was serendipitous from the start. The gritty photo of John Douglas, the bouncer at Cleveland Heights concert club the Grog Shop, became the book's cover image after a chance crossing on Coventry Road. Under his photo in the book, it simply reads: "If you've been to the Grog Shop even just once, you know him." She began toting her camera to events. At the Cleveland Flea, she snapped "Project Runway" contestant and Yellowcake fashion designer Valerie Mayen, chef Jonathon Sawyer and DJ Genna Petrolla in one place. "Any of these people could go to New York or LA and make it, but they've made it by staying with their roots here," Wimbels notes. Many of the best portraits, she found, happened when she caught people in their element. "I would contact people and tell them, 'I'll come to you. Pick somewhere meaningful to you and we'll use that as your backdrop," says Wimbels. Filmmaker Mike Wendt is pictured with the lights of the Capitol Theatre's marquee glowing behind him. Barista and musician Leonard Baum is leaning on the counter of Lakewood coffee shop the Root Cafe. Service industry workers of every variety are a big component of the book. After all, we often share our laughter and tears with them even if they don't always know our names. "I want people to see the book and think 'Oh, they're not just a bartender,'" says Wimbels. "I want them to be able to recognize what an awesome collection of individuals we have in the city." While at downtown's ArtCraft Building to shoot fellow photographer Suzanne Price in her studio, she met the last remaining front elevator operator, John Huggins. Next to his portrait reads: "Every day has its ups and downs." Though the portraits are presented with only these short descriptions, Wimbels has a story behind every photo in the book. Many of its readers will feel the same. "Doesn't she work the door at 16-Bit?" That's Alexis Spanos. "Didn't I see her do stand-up once?" Jasmyn Carter. "Isn't that the guy from the Norton Furniture commercials?" Marc Brown. To compile a collection of forwards, Wimbels turned the pen over to five contributors such as comedian Ramon Rivas II and chef Eric Williams. Like Wimbels' photos, each allows their personalities to shine through as they reflect on what being from Cleveland means to them. John Dudas, owner of Carol and John's Comic Book Shop writes, "You can't have a truly great superhero without a great city: Batman needs Gotham, Superman needs Metropolis and the people inside this book need Cleveland." Even though the book is finished, Wimbels has no intentions of setting down her camera and she hopes to produce a second volume in the future. She has a wish list of candidates for future portraits, of course. Among them are Dick Goddard, Michael Symon, Kenny Crumpton and the staff of Cleveland's oldest bar, Harbor Inn. "You can go in there and just smell the history," Wimbels jokes. For the rest of the world, Cleveland is finally coming into focus. "Faces of Cleveland" is a love letter to the people who have been here all along. "If you have those moments captured in time, it gives a visual to the people who were around when we finally won a championship, when we finally got recognized for our food scene, when we finally got recognized for our comedy scene," says Wimbels. "This is a collection of individuals who deserve to be recognized, too." Ramon Rivas II, John "Derf" Backderf, Marc Brown. (Photos: Laura Wimbels) Behind the Photos Laura Wimbels tells the stories behind three of the portraits found in 'Faces of Cleveland' John Douglas - "I was going to a show at the Grog Shop and saw John walking down Coventry Road before the show. I stopped him and asked if he'd be willing to be photographed for the project. He sure 'Sure, go ahead.' I snapped one photo and he took off. It wound up being one of my favorite photos I've ever taken, and he's the cover model for the book now." John "Derf" Backderf - "I've long been a fan of Derf's and reached out to him to be a part of the project. He kindly invited me to his house where I shot him. He ended up using his 'Faces of Cleveland' portrait as his author photo in his new book, 'Trashed.'" Ramon Rivas II - "I've watch Ramon take a growing comedy scene and turn it into something Cleveland is getting accolades for with his relentless hustle of promoting Accidental Comedy Club. He equally puts as much energy into his pursuit of sandwiches. His lone request for the shoot was that he wanted to eat a sandwich on camera. Done."
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Photography Cleveland Michael Symon Ramón Rivas Book
From a bridge in South Africa, sidewalk bookseller believes in the power to change lives
He spends his day on his knees, reverently arranging and rearranging his books on the plastic sheets that serve as his sidewalk shop on a downtown bridge, as thoughtful as a fortuneteller turning over cards. To Sandile Mavimbela, the books have more mystical pull than any deck of cards, and he...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Man Boy Books E-book Book
Are books (finally) dead?
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4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | E-book Book Pew Research Center Books Amazon Kindle Printing Project Gutenberg The Pew Charitable Trusts
Comic book readers still prefer print over digital
Comic book stores are thriving despite competition from higher-tech versions.       
14282 points by USA Today | Comic book Marvel Comics Book Graphic novel Comic strip Comics Printing Magazine
Charleston Southern suspends 14 players vs. FSU
The punishments are related to NCAA violations involving 32 players in the program.         
590 points by Arizona Republic | American football North Dakota Book Printing Bookselling U.S. state Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities National Collegiate Athletic Association