When a man swindles the public out of a certain amount he begins to get scared and wants to return part of it. And if you’ll watch close and notice the … Continue reading
Right now we’ve got a big display of art books in our reference room. It’s a display I put up about once every year. They’re not necessarily books we expect … Continue reading
Men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melniboné and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind—produced by an age which … Continue reading
When I see articles about nonfiction readers’ advisory or attend a workshop on that topic, I invariably notice a plug for the now considered-classic title Salt: A World History by … Continue reading
Have you ever noticed how March is a big month for publishing? Here are titles Thomas Ford has or will be receiving this month. Place your holds now. All the … Continue reading
It is an article of their creed that the first faint glimmering of true civilization shone in the first street-light maintained at the public expense. They trace their existence and … Continue reading
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Why would anyone keep several lavish homes that they never visit? This is the question that Bill Dedman, an investigative reporter for NBC, sought to answer when he began an … Continue reading