Booker Prize Winner 2013: Eleanor Catton Wins British Prize

Booker Prize Winner 2013: Eleanor Catton Wins British Prize

Youth and heft triumphed at Britain’s Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction award for “The Luminaries,” an ambitious 832-page murder mystery set during a 19th-century gold rush.

9 Hotel Libraries (And Library Hotels) That Bring Books To Life

9 Hotel Libraries (And Library Hotels) That Bring Books To Life

Check in to one of these awesome hotels with libraries — and some hotels that arelibraries — where both the book shopping and scene-setting are done for you.

Neil Gaiman Tells Us Why Our Future Depends on Reading

Neil Gaiman Tells Us Why Our Future Depends on Reading

Sometimes an essay is so brilliant that it takes one’s breath away. Neil Gaiman’s October 14 talk to the Reading Agency at the Barbican in London is one shining example. Gaiman is the author of several books, including Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Allegiant (Divergent Book 3) Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent Book 3) Veronica Roth

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

 

Available for preorder now! click on the link tab!

Happy Belated Birthday, Mr. Faulkner

Happy Belated Birthday, Mr. Faulkner

William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize-winning author of “The Sound and the Fury,” “As I Lay Dying,” and “Light in August,” was thankfully outspoken regarding the do’s and don’ts of his craft. Though noted for his heavily stylized prose, the writer championed plot over ornate syntax–a strange opinion for a man who once penned a five-word chapter (“My mother is a fish.”) According to him, if the story is compelling enough, the style will follow.

In honor of Faulkner’s 116th birthday, here are six of his best tips on writing.

A lovely article from a fan

A lovely article from a fan

And this is one of the many, many reasons why we listen to all the constructive criticism and the compliments from our customers. You book lovers make us who we are ♥

A blog by one our long standing customers 🙂 Thanks, Omar Iftikhar! 

Malala Yousafzai opens Europe’s biggest public library in Birmingham.

Malala Yousafzai opens Europe’s biggest public library in Birmingham.

There are a few who reach eminence at an early age. Malala Yousufzai is surely such a child. With her book releasing soon (I am Malala: the Girl Who stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is available for pre-order now at http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=18494 ), the sprightly teenager celebrated her Sweet 16 by giving a speech to the United Nations with millions more listening. her dedication to education and the written word makes her nothing less than a messiah to millions of children like her in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and other countries.

Her book will be available in October 2013.