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December 13, 2010

Giving Away Your Books as a Final Farewell

Playwright Ed Schmidt performs his new play, titled, “My Last Play,” in his Brooklyn home.  A one-man show about why he is leaving the theatre and during the course of which he gives away books to the audience drawn from his 2,000 volume personal library.  

Travels Without Charley

A Pittsburgh journalist retraces John Steinbeck’s treasured Travels With Charley to determine what is fact, what is fiction, and whether it really matters.

Not Your Usual Year-End List

The Millions asks their “favorite writers, thinkers, and readers to name, from all the books they read this year, the one that meant the most to them, regardless of publication date.”  Includes the reflections of Margaret Atwood, Emma Donoghue, and Jonathan Dee just to name a few.    

Severus Snape, You’ve Got Mail

Take a peek at the email inboxes of some famous literary and historical characters including Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Ebenezer Scrooge, Napoleon, Winnie-the-Pooh, and James Bond.


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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