Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Roundup with PW

Claribel Alegría Dies at 93: The poet, who wrote of the harsh realities of Central American life and the search for identity and hope, died on January 25 in the Nicaraguan capital.

University Presses Deserve Protection: University presses have seen shrinking sales to libraries and are under threat of losing state subsidies. That's a bad thing.

Famous Readers’ Borrowing Records: Taking a peek at records from a private New York library, which show, for instance, when Alexander Hamilton checked out Goethe.

In Praise of the Small Town Library: In rural Pennsylvania, four bookshelves may prove to be a passport to the rest of the world.

An Education Through Earthsea: Ursula Le Guin’s fiction explored the ultimate fantasy—of self-discovery and the power that comes with it.

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