Books

New book arrivals!

 

It's always exciting to see the new book arrivals each week, and sometimes it's hard to prioritize which of them to read next! Here are a few coming through from this week that look especially intriguing:

Inside the mind of Miyazaki

circle of booksEver wondered what might have inspired Spirited Away or Howl's Moving Castle?  Well, the mind behind Studio Gibhli, Hayao Miyazaki, has a list of his 50 top children's books.

Paper making and the Peace Paper Project

Papermaking is about more than arts and crafts!  Just ask Drew Matott of the Peace Paper Project whose organization utilizes papermaking for community engagement/activism as well as trauma therapy.

Location, Location, Location

Sometimes you read a book for the characters or the action.  And sometimes it's the place you can't forget.  For the record, I will never, ever get tired of reading books set in London.  EVER.  So what do you do when you want more of a place?

Unexpected Libraries

Think you know what a library is and how it looks? It's a building full of books, movies, computers, and all kinds of technology and information, right? You might want to think again!

New Books about Books!

As a librarian and avid reader, I have been excited to see the number of books about books that have been published over the last few years. It's fascinating to see the variety of topics that authors have found to explore under the broad subject of books and reading. Some of these books fall into the category of "bibliomemoirs", autobiographies in which an author focuses on their own reading lives, while others focus on books through history, the future of reading, or the appreciation of books as physical objects.