Reading

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day with these 10 super-timely J.R.R. Tolkien quotes

Long before it inspired one of the most successful movie franchises in Hollywood history, “The Lord of the Rings” was a book beloved by millions — which is why the Tolkien Society created Tolkien Reading Day in 2003.The educational charity and literary organization wanted to promote the life and...

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:13am

New York Public Library initiative unites book lovers all over the globe

After the divisive presidential campaign and the many other tumultous events of 2016, the New York Public Library this week unveiled a campaign that aims to bring people together through a shared love of reading.“It’s a therapeutic way to be more open with each other around how they’re feeling and...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 8:26am

Fewer books borrowed at NYC libraries: report

Fewer people are borrowing books, videos and other items from New York City libraries, but a growing number of residents are attending such library programs as film screenings and English language classes, according to city data.Use of the city’s libraries has fallen, according to a report issued...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

LOOK: Emma Watson goes 'book fairy' on the city's subways

Hermione Granger has traded her magic wand for a pair of wings as “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson slyly deposited books here and there in the New York subway system on Wednesday.Watson is a book fairy with the London-based group Books on the Underground, an organization that typically stock...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:35am

New York Public Library installs $2.6M ‘Book Train’ conveyor system

http://www.metro.us/new-york/staten-island-bank-robber-claims-he-has-bomb-nypd/zsJpiu---dUc3tzRu3yx2/Last week,the New York Public Library releasedstunning photographs of the renovationof its historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, alongwith news that the spaces would be...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 8:59pm

The buzziest books of the summer

Summer reads are like an exotic vacation, without the baggage.They allow you to escape to a glamorous locale, indulge in a devious love triangle and gasp at juicy plot twists without leaving your beach chair. We rounded up some of the most exciting titles of the season.Emotional roller coaster:“One...

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 2:49am

Susan Mallery wants her heroine-focused romance novels to be an escape

The New England chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) — a national nonprofit that aims to advance the professional and social interests of romance writers — is hosting a conference at the Marriott in Burlington on April 29th and 30th.Aspiring (and professional) writers will have the...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

Bulletproof Stockings: A 'no boys allowed' weekend rock show

BOOKSTom PerrottaThursday, 7 p.m.Harvard Book Store1256 Mass. Ave., CambridgeFree, 617-661-1515www.harvard.comThis author, who contributed a forward to the new Penguin Classics edition of “The Scarlet Letter”, will discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel, a record of a time when Boston wasn’t...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 5:42pm

Prior experience might help you earn your degree

While weighing the pros and cons of earning a college degree, many working adults are under the misconception that they have to start at the very beginning. What they may not know is that a variety of educational and professional training can actually be applied as credit toward a bachelor's degree...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:51pm

Your summer reading list

Mystery:"Mañana"by William HjortsbergAt its core, “Manana” is simple: A man wakes up next to a dead prostitute, and his wife is missing. Talk about drama. This thriller brings us on a dark ride of plot twists and turns through the underbelly of Mexico in the 1960s.Romance:"Girlin the Moonlight"by...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:51am

4 reasons you should read more

A careful look at the latest reading research reveals that bookworms might be onto something. Experts say that avid readers experience everything from improved memory to countless social emotional benefits."You can transport yourself to places that might exceed your own resources or ability to...

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm

Weekend read: 'If We Lived Here'

Lindsey Palmer's latest novel is about something we all know about a little too well: the horrors of New York City apartment hunting. Thirtysomething couple Emma and Nick are in love, successful and ready to build their life together, under one roof. But as you know, finding the perfect apartment...

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 11:28am

3 life lessons learned from Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss lovers are abuzz this week for a number of reasons. Not only did we celebrate his 111th birthday, we also learned of a new Seuss story that hits bookstores this summer. The manuscript (called “What Pet Should I Get?”) was found in a box in his home not long after his death in 1991,...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:19pm

3 books to stay in with this weekend

If you feel like mercuryis always in retrograde, cozy up with a book featuring a protagonist that completely knows how you feel. Life isn't exactly peachy for the characters in these three book picks, but there's of course redemption in the end. Commiserate and find your and inspiration here:“Know...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:27pm

5 ways to unplug without feeling disconnected

Our relationship with technology is complicated. We want to be able to reach people anytime, anywhere, but that doesn’t mean we want people to necessarily reach us. There’s been a bit of a tech backlash lately, which in part led to the creation of the National Day of Unplugging (March 6). But...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:25pm