Archive for the ‘Booknotes’ Category
Graphic designer, Pantea Tofangchi, says she has books in her house that she may never read but she bought because she loves the way they look. Pantea talks to Booknotes about book design.
Rona Sue London is the children’s book curator at The Ivy Bookshop. She has some recommendations for summer reading. Another book that Rona is very excited about, which we didn’t have time to discuss in the above interview, is a moving debut novel—The Benefits of Being an […]
Award winner author, D. Watkins, is out with a new book, We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. He speaks to Booknotes.
Poet and essayist, Lia Purpura, has come out with a new essay collection from Sarabande Books. She is our guest this month.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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.