Today In Books

Instead Of Dowry, Almost 1,000 Books Gifted: Today In Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Tor Teen, publisher of Dark Shores by USA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen. High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in this thrilling first book in a new YA fantasy series.

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Instead Of Dowry, Almost 1,000 Books Gifted

Suryakanta Barik made clear to his prospective in-laws that he would not accept a dowry. They obliged and instead gifted him almost 1,000 books, which were stacked at the wedding. A wedding registry of just books should really be a thing.

Time’s Best Fiction And Nonfiction Of 2019 So Far

Time put out some Best of 2019 So Far lists and I had to share the fiction and nonfiction lists because they are mighty good lists. So if you’re sliding into this U.S. holiday weekend needing some good reads or looking for what to put on your summer reading list Time has some great choices.

The Critical Role Libraries Play As “Second Responders”

Hopefully by now we all realize that libraries play a much larger role than a building full of books–and have done away with the stereotypes of being shushed etc. But did you know many libraries take on the role of “second responder?” Read on here for how the community turns to them “to fill gaps and offer help when normal channels are inaccessible” like during riots, hurricanes, power outages. They are the helpers.