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Staff Picks Spring 2023 Edition

Written by Lília Luke and Iris are back with our latest Staff Picks—those books we’ve been reading and enjoying or books that might be coming out one of these days. From escapism to information to music, there’s something for everyone. Starting on a happy note, Lília, our romance [...]

Pulitzer Prizes 2023

Written by Lauren Don’t you just love awards season? The 2023 winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes for achievements in Letters, Drama & Music were announced earlier this week. Read on to see what they are and why judges chose them. Fiction Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver “A [...]


Amazing blast from our Past!

Written by Lynn and Steve Malenka Steve Malenka, who worked at ABC in the 1970s—first as fiction and gay book buyer, later as manager of the Book Bar, which sold Sammy’s Hotdogs as well as remainder books for one guilder a piece—has some wild memories to share. Here’s a photo of [...]

2023-05-04T16:31:47+02:00Tags: , |

The International Booker Prize 2023: The Shortlist

Written by Lauren It’s that time of year again! The shortlist for the International Booker Prize was announced earlier this week, and its six titles include works from six different countries, two debuts, two languages new to the prize (Catalan and Bulgarian) and five novels by female writers. Awarded annually for [...]

2023-04-21T14:13:25+02:00Tags: , , |

Tequila Mockingbird?

Customer comes to the info desk, worried look on his face. "Excuse me," he says, "do you have a copy of the book Tequila Mockingbird? We answer, " Harper Lee wrote a book called To Kill a Mockingbird. Could that be the book you want?" [...]

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