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Heating Books To Kill Bedbugs

The Grand Rapids Public Library has a system in place to fight bedbugs from coming to live in the library. All books returned are inspected by librarians trained to visually inspect the books but then they get cooked overnight: “Workers put all returned material on carts that are rolled into a large bedbug heat-treating tent. The books remain in the tent for hours overnight until their core temperature exceeds 122 degrees — the threshold for killing bedbugs and their eggs.”

Tori Amos Memoir

Atria Books will publish singer-songwriter Tori Amos’ memoir which is also a political call to action: Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage. She tells the story of her career and also shows readers how to engage with our political times from the #metoo movement to fighting for rights and visibility. Here for the flaming piano cover.

The Miami Book Fair!

The Miami Book Fair returns November 17-24 kicking off at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. As usual there will be food, live music, film screenings, so many books and book events–and even a murder mystery event!