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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies (14 titles)
In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of some of the best film versions of his work. As with the book list, some of the titles are works that were inspired by Shakespeare and his writings.
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! (22 titles)
In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of his works, and some of the many works inspired by his plays and his life. This list includes material for kids and adults. Also see Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies for film versions of Shakespeare's work.
Not Just Superheroes: Graphic Novels (32 titles)

Nonfiction We Couldn't Put Down (25 titles)

Non - Traditional Reads for Valentine's Day (21 titles)
Because we have 364 other days to read Jane Austen. Here are books about love in crazy circumstances, love in all kinds of relationships, and life after love.
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Cover ArtSixpence House : lost in a town of books
by Collins, Paul, 1969-
What would life be like in a town famous for its bookstores? Paul Collins, along with his wife and young son, find out when they move from California to Hay-on-Wye, Wales in this charming memoir. As he begins work in one of Hay-on-Wye's 40 used bookstores, and attempts to buy an affordable house that isn't falling down, Collins shares details about the wonderful obscure books he comes across, and muses on the place books have in our livess.   posted Aug 27, 2014 at 5:01PM

Cover ArtThe thirteenth tale : a novel
by Setterfield, Diane.
Diane Setterfield's debut novel is a beautiful tale of the power that stories have to comfort us and define our lives. Young biographer Margaret Lea is summoned to write the life story of legendary writer Vida Winter, but is the strange story she tells of twins raised in an English manor true? This is an engrossing, gothic tale that is almost impossible to put down.   posted Aug 27, 2014 at 4:50PM

Cover ArtHothouse : the art of survival and the survival of art at America's most celebra
by Kachka, Boris
A fascinating read that chronicles the history of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, the publishing house which has published the most Nobel laureates ever. Boris Kachka not only recounts the unlikely partnership of the firm's founders, Roger Straus and Robert Giroux, he also tells the story of the famous authors whose works they published, such as Susan Sontag and Tom Wolfe, and the era that shaped them all. Peopled with larger - than - life characters, it really does read like a novel!   posted Aug 27, 2014 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtThe Jane Austen book club
by Fowler, Karen Joy.
Five women and one man find that their lives begin to imitate the art of the Jane Austen novels they are reading in this clever novel. The plot may sound formulaic, but the beautifully drawn characters lift this book above all the other homages to Jane Austen: it is a worthy read in its own right.   posted Aug 25, 2014 at 5:00PM

Cover ArtLost in a good book : a novel
by Fforde, Jasper.
Second in the Thursday Next series. Fforde takes his inspired lunacy to a new level in this book!   posted Aug 8, 2014 at 4:41PM

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