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Love Reading? Make Sure Your Children Do, Too

Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the number of books found in a home and the longterm success of the children who grow up there. Reading to your child—even before they can understand the words you’re saying—helps children make neurological connections; increases their cognitive ability; strengthens the relationship between you and your […]

Reading Is Like Burpees for the Brain

If you want rock-hard abs, a slower heart-rate, or biceps like cantelopes, you have to exercise. (It also helps to eat right.) The point is, there are definite steps you can take to acheive your physical goals. But what if you want to be a better human? To develop deeper empathy? To be smarter? A […]

Love Reading? You Can Win Some Schwag!

< In May, UNC-TV launched The Great American Read, an eight-part series that “explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.” These 100 novels where chosen through a national survey. You may have seen displays in indie bookstores such as Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill highlighting some […]

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

  Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. Who’s ready to paaaaarty? Always held on the last Saturday of the month in April, Independent Bookstore Day: is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country….Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. […]

BLF Press Showcases Women of Color

Sometimes, when the mission is clear and the heart is aligned with that mission, recognition and success come quick. BLF Press, based in Clayton, published their first collection in 2016. Dedicated to “amplifying the work of women of color” and providing a a space for “forward thinking, creative women of exceptional talent,” their titles have […]

Books: What a Way to Make a Livin’

This came across the newswire over the weekend, and we thought it was certainly worth sharing…. Dolly Parton, one of the most-honored female country performers of all time, founded Imagination Library in 1995. Last week, the Imagination Library donated its 100 millionth book. The Library of Congress celebrated by inviting Ms. Parton, a longtime literacy […]

I’m Only a Dolphin, Ma’am

“Candy Gram,” says the Land Shark in the classic Saturday Night Live skit. Now authors can create their own promotional trailers (and knock on myriad types of virtual doors) through Book Candy Grams, a service “designed to help authors and publishers extend the reach of their video marketing to short-form social media platforms like Twitter […]

The Art to a Healthy Reading Habit

Our friend Patricia Oliver, the Community Engagement Specialist in the Catawba County Library System, recently wrote the following article for the library’s e-newsletter. We liked it so much, we wanted to share it with you. How to Pack More Books into Your Life The Art to a Healthy Reading Habit NEWTON—So many books and so […]