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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...

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...

WV Book Team: Awe-inspiring books make great gifts
WV Book Team: Awe-inspiring books make great gifts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With Christmas shopping now in full swing, I would like to devote this column to gift ideas for the discerning West Virginian on your list. Following are five books that all in their own way, I think, would make good...

Kanawha libraries plan holiday open houses

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Public Library will offer holiday open houses for all ages at several library branches in December. Music, refreshments and crafts will be featured. The schedule includes:

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Harshbarger to visit Taylor Books to sign new novel
Harshbarger to visit Taylor Books to sign new novel

West Virginia author Dwight Harshbarger has just published a new novel about people living near chemical plants that generate leaks and spills that threaten lives and safety in local communities.

Harshbarger will visit Taylor Books, at 226...

WV Book Team: Picture books aren’t just for kids
WV Book Team: Picture books aren’t just for kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Looking at picture books can be one of our fondest childhood memories, whether cuddling with our moms to hear Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon” or listening as a first-grade class to “The Cat ...

Poetry recitation contest open to high-schoolers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — High school students across West Virginia have the chance to participate in a poetry competition that could land them a trip to the nation’s capital.

The Poetry Out Loud contest features memorization and...

Coal disaster author speaks at Taylor Books
Coal disaster author speaks at Taylor Books

Author Peter A. Galuszka will speak at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston Tuesday night, Nov. 18, about his book “Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal.”

The program and book signing in...

Publisher will have booth at art/craft show

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Book Co. will have a booth at the Capital City Art & Craft Show, sponsored by the Kanawha City Lions Club, Friday through Nov. 23 at the Charleston Civic Center. Several authors will be on hand throughout...

Flying with the fallen: An Army chaplain’s story
Flying with the fallen: An Army chaplain’s story

“Hero Birds” by Emmitt Maxwell Furner II. Mountain State Press. 154 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Veterans Day is in the month of November, so it is fitting to review a book written from the perspective of an Army chaplain...

WV Book Team: Female writers go deep on womanhood
WV Book Team: Female writers go deep on womanhood

By Raeshon Kelsch

WV Book Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Roxane Gay’s newest work, “Bad Feminist,” is inappropriately named. The title conjures up angry rantings of a woman possessed by a strange specter that no one...

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