Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan. “Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was … Continue reading Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel

As we prepare for the Holidays, travel and bustle, know that Thoreau understood something that many of us modern day nomads would do well to recognize: travel is a matter of perspective, not location. “I have traveled a great deal in Concord,” said Henry Thoreau, a native of…wait for it…Concord, Massachusetts. In fact, Thoreau traveled far and wide … Continue reading What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel

Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Think you can write over 1,400 works of #drama in your lifetime? This guy Lope De Vega managed to during the 1,500's. Born #OTD in 1562 he was an outstanding dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age, author of as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces, of which 431 plays and 50 … Continue reading Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama

Book Sale This Weekend for #BooksGiving

We love our Library, do you? Marion Carnegie Library. Book Sale this weekend, beginning on Friday, and Saturday is #BooksGiving Day! They are located at 206 S Market St, Marion, Illinois.  Sale begins Friday November 22 at 9am and goes until Saturday at 4pm.  Check out their event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2642772699106959/

The Indie Bookstore Hustle

Donna Paz Kaufman has grown used to hearing the melodramatic doom and gloom soundtrack around bookstores. “Every decade I’ve been in this business, somebody has said bookstores are going to die, and it was for a whole different reason,” she says. Since 1992, she’s been consulting with and training independent bookstore owners on how to … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore Hustle