Dewey system gets shelved

Yvonne Wingett The Arizona Republic When the new Gilbert library opens next month, it will be the first public library in the nation whose entire collection will be categorized without the Dewey Decimal Classification System, Maricopa County librarians say. Instead, tens of thousands of books in the Perry Branch library will be shelved by … [Read more...]

LONGING FOR GOD by Darcey Steinke from BOSTON REVIEW

Longing for GodDarcey Steinke 8 In 1998 I went to the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, to become a writer-in-residence. I was working on Great Disappointment, a historical novel about my great-grandfather William Miller, whose religious movement was the forerunner of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Miller, using Bible math, determined … [Read more...]

‘Sons of Providence’ author wins prize

MOUNT VERNON, Va. - Author Charles Rappleye, whose book "Sons of Providence" tells the story of the brothers who helped found Brown University, won the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize on Tuesday. The prize is awarded annually for the best book written about the era of the Founding Fathers and is one of the largest book awards in the United … [Read more...]

Authors like King, Lethem trying comics

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - Author Jonathan Lethem was a big fan of the comic "Omega the Unknown" when he was a boy growing up in Brooklyn, and he was pretty depressed when the superhero vanished from corner store shelves. Never fear. He'll see Omega in print again soon, because Marvel Entertainment is reviving the comic … [Read more...]

Tom Stanton reads from TY AND THE BABE; Wednesday, May 16th

  Tom Stanton reads from TY AND THE BABE: Baseball's Fiercest Rivals: A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship, on Wednesday, May 16th, 7:30 pm at Newtonville Books.  I know already what my dad is getting for Father's Day. … [Read more...]

Author Paulo Coelho thrives on extremes

By ANGELA DOLAND, Associated Press Writer PARIS - Paulo Coelho hates seeing books neglected, gathering dust on his shelves. And so he leaves most of what he reads in parks, bus stations, his local Japanese restaurant, for random readers to find. "One day the shelves in my apartment collapsed, and I saw all my books on the floor, and I … [Read more...]

Penn archive offers downloadable poetry

PHILADELPHIA - When you're done loading your iPod with Better than Ezra and Carlos Santana, why not try a little Ezra Pound or William Carlos Williams? Recordings of the poets' works are available for free through PennSound, an online audio archive developed by professors at the University of Pennsylvania. PennSound features about 200 writers … [Read more...]

Hempel lives to write, writes to live

Hempel lives to write, writes to live By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK - Amy Hempel, short story writer, is spending a rainy morning at a Madison Avenue diner. She is 55 years old. Her flowing hair is silvery-white. Her speech is clear, but careful. She sometimes edits herself as she talks or advances her thoughts as if … [Read more...]

Atul Gawande reads from BETTER — Tuesday, 7:30 pm at Newtonville Books

                                                                                 Please join us for this Books & Brews event! A surgeon and a writer, Atul Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the New … [Read more...]

Four Stories Boston Spring ’07 Season Finale — Monday, May 14th

Please join us for the Four Stories Boston Spring'07 Season Finale, Personal Space: Stories of distance, collision, and place. Featuring: Tim Horvath,  MFA recipient in Fiction from University of New Hampshire 2007; winner of the Raymond Carver Award and the Prize of the Society for the Study of the Short Story; nominee for the 2007 … [Read more...]