Books

PAGE TURNER

Sometimes you find books with yellowed, stiff pages. The old dog-eared folds break off in triangles, flutter to the floor. These books can't be helped by simple repairs — they're acidified, dying and the opposite of unique. In fact, they're examples of a large-scale catastrophe that's been quietly building in libraries for decades.

'GOODNIGHT STARS, GOODNIGHT AIR'
The story in "Goodnight Moon," as in all great picture books, comes not so much from an "illustration" of words or pictures with captions, but from an artistic interplay of words and images, and on the first page it is clear that the little bunny is the narrator.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Whether a passing fad, a psychosocial disorder, an addiction, or just another manifestation of aristocratic excess, bibliomania in all its various manifestations was a remarkably widespread phenomenon.
WORDS TO THE WISE

When you’re young, you don’t measure time in calendar years — you measure it in school years. So, as we embark on a new one, the Literary Hub office put their heads together to consider some of the greatest coming-of-age novels ever written.

WORLD FAMOUS, STILL UNDERAPPRECIATED

For a brief period in the 1960s, the Afro-Brazilian author of the memoir “Child of the Dark” was one of the most well-known writers in the world. Sixty years later, is there a better guide to Brazil’s favelas?

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