April 28th, 2014

Life Advice from Harper Lee 

From Letters of Note

A young fan of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ named Jeremy wrote to Harper Lee in 2006, and asked for a signed photo. He didn’t get one, but instead received this lovely piece of advice from the author that is far more precious. 

Harper Lee announced today - on her 88th birthday — that ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ will now be released as an audiobook and e-book. 

Happy Birthday, Harper! 

April 26th, 2014

Steven Spielberg To Direct Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s BFG

From Gawker:

The Hollywood Reporter reports (rather, it Hollywood reports) that Steven Spielberg is attached to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG for DreamWorks.

The book, illustrated by Quentin Blake, was first published in 1982 and follows a young orphan girl who befriends a Big Friendly Giant. The live-action film will be based on that story, which was adapted for the screen by Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of E.T.

April 25th, 2014

Google Map Of Bookstores And Public Libraries Across The United States

See all these pins?! Visit one of these spots and grab a book for the weekend!

Click here to see the full map!

April 23rd, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field!

In honor of 100 years, we thought we’d share a lesser known fact about Wrigley:

Back in 1944, there was a ski-jumping event held in Wrigley, with a ramp in the upper deck and the jumpers landing in the area around second base.

Flugtag’s got nothin on The Friendly Confines!

Here’s to the next 100 years!

April 21st, 2014

Antique Book Patterns From Bergen Public Library

Fun project from Bergen Public Library!

A Beautiful collection of antique book patterns from front or end papers. Spanning from 1890-1930.

Click here to see more antique book covers!

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