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Book Notes: July 27, 2014

Literary festival

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival, featuring authors, guest speakers, workshops, book signings and more, will take place Friday and Saturday at Carnegie...

‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

Book Notes: July 27, 2014

Literary festival

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival, featuring authors, guest speakers, workshops, book signings and more, will take place Friday and Saturday at Carnegie...

WV Book Team: ‘Wolf’ chronicles end of species in W.Va.
WV Book Team: ‘Wolf’ chronicles end of species in W.Va.

“The Last Appalachian Wolf,” by Edwin Daryl Michael. West Virginia Book Co. 160 pages. $12.95. Paperback.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Last Appalachian Wolf” is a captivating historical novel. It chronicles the...

Possible settlement could bring $1.7 million to W.Va. consumers

A $400 million e-book settlement between Apple, Inc., and 33 states and territories, including West Virginia, could lead to residents receiving up to $1.7 million, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday.

A press release issued by...

Book Notes: July 20, 2014
Book Notes: July 20, 2014

Hatfield-McCoy lecture

DUNBAR, W.Va. — Join author and historian Dean King at the Dunbar Branch Library, 301 12th St., Dunbar, on Monday for a new look at the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

King broke new ground in 2013 in his book...

WV Book Team: Beach reads take you away
WV Book Team: Beach reads take you away

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The sun on your face, the cool breeze blowing off the waves — there is a multitude of excellent reasons to take a relaxing beach vacation. We think the best reason is that long, lazy days in the sun means you have...

 Jackson libraries to install ‘Little Free Libraries’ across county
 Jackson libraries to install ‘Little Free Libraries’ across county

Visitors to the public libraries in Ravenswood and Ripley can view more than the books on display this week — they can get a glimpse of colorful, tiny libraries within each library that Hope Nobel hopes will rally an entire county around...

Former Charleston teacher pens book on life lessons
Former Charleston teacher pens book on life lessons

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

That’s a quote from Christian author John Maxwell that West Virginia native, teacher, and first-time author Mary Endres Thomas lives by....

WV Books Team: No time for books? Start with short collections
WV Books Team: No time for books? Start with short collections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’m going to go ahead and admit that I am not exactly an avid reader.

It’s possible that I might read more than the average 30-year-old American male, and I do love a great story, but I’m often...

Book Notes: July 6, 2014

Pizza garden

Does pizza grow on plants? No, but many of the ingredients in pizza do! John Porter of the WVU Extension Service will teach a class on the plants in pizza.

Students ages 6-11 will start a pizza garden to take home. Limited to ...

Children’s author and W.Va. native Walter Dean Myers dies at 76
Children’s author and W.Va. native Walter Dean Myers dies at 76

NEW YORK — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.

Myers, a longtime resident of Jersey City, New...

Upcoming book signings

Eliot Parker

Charleston native and Marshall University graduate Eliot Parker will discuss his latest work, “Making Arrangements,” and sign copies at Taylor Books from 1 to 3 p.m. June 29.

“Making Arrangements”...

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