Archive for the ‘Booknotes’ Category

Apr. 16 2019

The world’s oldest paper

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Booknotes, Host Blogs | No Comments

My publisher at Green Writers Press is floating the idea of printing Old New Worlds on hemp—and my instinctive response of “oo!” has quickly turned to Google. “Hemp hurds are favorable in comparison with those used with pulp wood.” – Jason L. Merrill, U.S. Department of Agriculture chief scientist in 1916 So what on earth is […]

Apr. 06 2019

CityLit on Booknotes

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The CityLit Project, whose mission is to create enthusiasm for literary arts  in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, is presetnting its 16th CityLit Festival this month. Writer and Board Member, Lisa Lance, has more.  

Mar. 02 2019

Creative Writing & Publishing Arts MFA at UB

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      play+work = plork is the ethos of the creative writing MFA program at the University of Baltimore. Yet, despite its playful name, there is a serious commitment. On Booknotes this month: Director, Betsy Boyd and alumnus, D. Watkins, whose latest book, We Speak for Ourselves is forthcoming from Atria Books.  

Feb. 02 2019

Tending to precious books

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  Books are not only beloved objects, they are often also precious or even priceless, and the mission of the Department of Conservation and Preservation of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University is to tend to the collections of the university, such as at Peabody and Evergreen.  On Booknotes this month, we hear from […]

Jan. 05 2019

Booknotes catches up with The Ivy in 2019

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        The Ivy Bookshop has exciting things in store this year. Owner, Emma Snyder, came in to share some of the them.     Books mentioned by Emma: We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, by D. Watkins, Simon and Schuster Elsey Come Home: A novel, by Susan Conley, Knopf  

Dec. 08 2018

Booknotes is curious

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    Atrophysicist and best-selling author, Mario Livio, is endlessly curious, and he has written a book about it. Why? What Makes Us Curious? has recently been released in paperback.            

Nov. 03 2018

In safe hands with suspense novelist, Dan Fesperman

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Booknotes, Host Blogs | 2 Comments

  In his new novel, Safe Houses, Dan Fesperman balances history and suspense across decades as a young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA’s operations in postwar Berlin.        

Oct. 06 2018

A collection of quirky, elegiac vignettes on Booknotes

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      Memoirist Marion Winik is about to launch her tenth book. It’s a sequel to her highly successful Glenrock Book of the Dead from ten years ago.        

Sep. 08 2018

Booknotes Out of Step

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    In his memoir, Out of Step, Anthony Moll tells the story of a working-class bisexual boy running off to join the army in the midst of two wars and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. The book won the Non/Fiction Prize series from The Journal & The Ohio State University Press.         […]

Aug. 04 2018

Catching up with the St. Francis Missal on Booknotes

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      A project lasting almost 18 months is winding down at The Walters Art Museum: the conservation of the St. Francis Missal. I caught up with the head of book and paper conservation, Abigail Quandt, curator of rare books and manuscripts, Lynley Anne Herbert, and postgraduate conservation fellow, Cathie Magee.       […]

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