Friday, January 27, 2012

Attention Book Groups

Try The Paris Wife as your next book group discussion book. This book follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris. Available as a book group to go bag.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

World Book Night

Hey Everybody!

Coolest thing coming down the pipes! Have you heard about World Book Night? It was a big success in the UK last year, where volunteers were given 20 copies of a book title and sent out to distribute them to citizens in the community. And this year, publishers in the US are banding together to try it out here!

Here's the website with information about World Book Night and how it all works. And here is the list of titles that will be given away on World Book Night in the U.S.

But quite possibly most important, here is the page where you go to sign up to be a book giver! By volunteering, you commit to spending some time on April 23, passing out free copies of the book that you selected from the above list. The week before April 23, there will be a party in the area (we are hoping here at Herrick, but the good folks at WBN will let us know in advance where the local pick-up point will be) where you'll be able to pick up your box of books and get ready to give them away!

Coolness, right?

Help spread the word so that Holland can be a player in this project and--as always--

Happy Reading!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Attention Book Groups!

Once Upon A River, a fiction book set in West Michigan is now available as a Book Group to Go bag:

Margo Crane, a beautiful and uncanny markswoman takes to the Stark River after being complicit in the death of her father and embarks on an odyssey in search of her vanished mother in this novel from the National Book Award finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell.

From Page to Screen

Here she comes! Stephanie Plum hits the big screen with the January 27 release of One for the Money. Katherine Heigl brings Janet Evanovich's popular character to life.

Checkout the book here, if you want to remember how Stephanie got her start.