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Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading
KENNY KEMP | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading

Leann Ray is the news editor for The Charleston Gazette and the Gazette-Mail, which means, in part, that she reads for a living. So imagine our surprise at learning that she also reads for fun. Voraciously. But it hasn’t always been that way.

Library starts fundraising for annual basket fundraiser

The Friends of The Library Foundation is preparing for its annual “A Tisket, a Tasket, a Literary Basket” fundraiser event, and is seeking donations from the community.

“You can donate an entire basket, an item for a basket ...

Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading
Fifty Shades of Ray: How I dominated reading

Leann Ray is the news editor for The Charleston Gazette and the Gazette-Mail, which means, in part, that she reads for a living. So imagine our surprise at learning that she also reads for fun. Voraciously. But it hasn’t always been that way....

WV Books Team: Books for the armchair traveler
WV Books Team: Books for the armchair traveler

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Living in the Mountain State means we are surrounded by majestic hills, rolling rivers, winding roads — all things that are good for the soul, but terrible for winter travel. But there’s a big world out there,...

Taylor Books to debut used-book shop
Taylor Books to debut used-book shop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Joe Solomon used to run an Internet used-book shop out of one room of a two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The 32-year-old Long Island native would hunt up books from estate sales and elsewhere and haul as many of...

WV Book Team: Books for a variety of readers
WV Book Team: Books for a variety of readers

By Cat Pleska

WV Book Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I looked up the word “eclectic” in the dictionary. Eclectic is from the Greek word eklektikos, which comes from eklegein, meaning “to select.”

Today,...

Community notes: Jan. 14-20, 2015

The Capital High School VIP Dinner and Show Preview will be held Jan 24 at 6 p.m., where the VIPs (Voices In Perfection) will debut their 2015 competition show, ‘Game On.’ The cost for dinner and the show is $10....

WV Book Team: Lincoln County poet writes of her girlhood
WV Book Team: Lincoln County poet writes of her girlhood

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia born and raised Lenore McComas Coberly (“The Handywoman Stories” and “Sarah’s Girls: A Chronicle of Big Ugly Creek”) has distilled the wisdom of years and poured it through...

WV Book Team: Lee Maynard novels coming
WV Book Team: Lee Maynard novels coming

With this article, West Virginia University Press makes its debut as a member of the Sunday Gazette-Mail’s WV Book Team. It’s appropriate timing, at the start of a new year with a new director for the press. (Below is more on WVU Press...

WV Book Team: ‘Love Palace’ warms a cold night
WV Book Team: ‘Love Palace’ warms a cold night

“Love Palace” by Meredith Sue Willis. Irene Weinberger Books/Foreverland Press (2014). 252 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Christmas is coming and you’re just about ready for Santa, right?

What about the aftermath,...

Community Notes

Local authors Eliot Parker and Robin L. Ramey will sign copies of their recent novels at Books-A-Million at the Charleston Town Center location, on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Parker is the author...

WV Book Team: A few of our favorite things
WV Book Team: A few of our favorite things

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Never ask a librarian for her favorite book.

We can’t choose! They’re all wonderful!

But we are here for you, dear readers, so we polled the staff of the Kanawha County Public Library and came up...

Shop hopes used books make for ‘beloved resource’
Shop hopes used books make for ‘beloved resource’

It started with a back room that had only a cat and a mountain of cardboard inside.

With a little vision and some elbow grease, Taylor Books has changed that ignored spaced into a used book room.

Joe Solomon, curator of the shop’s...

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