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Bookish News: BiblioWorks!

BiblioWorks is raising money for their annual literacy festival, Sucre Reads! Every dollar helps to purchase books, to get transportation for students to visit the city in the festival, and to make sure that everyone learns more about the love of reading. Even if you

Bookish News: Farewell, 2016!

“My love affair with used bookstores” by Ron Grossman in the Chicago Tribune Remembering Vera Rubin – the pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of dark matter passed away on Christmas day. Her life and contributions to the future of women in science are featured

Bookish News: December 2016- The Gift Guide Edition

Books Tell You Why offers some assistance with “Children’s Books: A Gift-Giving Guide.” This handy list includes suggestions for infants, children, teachers, and adults. If you know a bookish someone on your list, but you don’t want to presume to know what book they might

Google Suppresses Books Mentioning the Confederacy

In response to the recent tragedy in Charleston and subsequent (and just) calls to remove the confederate flag from public buildings and monuments, Google last week announced it was jumping on the growing bandwagon of corporations that are pulling merchandise featuring the confederate flag from

CodeIgniter sessions randomly timing out

Disclaimer: This post is about cookies, not books. In fact, cookies and books do not go together – as anyone with children can attest, they tend to leave nasty little oil stains on the pages and crumbs in the gutter. (now it’s at least vaguely book

Antiquarian book marketplace seeks CNC work

I’m consistently amazed at the amount of e-mail we receive from legitimate B2B vendors who have not even bothered to do the slightest modicum of research before sending their sales pitches. Sometimes, I can’t help but hit back with a little acerbic humor. Today I

Bolivia’s Capital Hosts its first Literary Festival

The hard-working BiblioWorks team (Matt & Co!) working in Bolivia recently coordinated Sucre’s first ever book fair with the help of a number of volunteers. You can also read more from the point of view of one of the volunteers who was instrumental to pulling

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Homeless bookseller in Boston closing “bookstore”

A very sad, but moving tale in yesterday’s Boston Globe, about the trials and tribulations of Boston Square’s “homeless bookseller”. Fully appreciate the quote at the end of the article: I come by here every day, and it (the bookstall) redeems my visit to a