Browsing Date: December 2007 (6)

One Book, One Philadelphia will soon kick off its sixth consecutive year with a visit on January 8 from bestselling writer Dave Eggers , author of this year’s featured One Book reading… continue reading

By Communications Office   December 21, 2007   

A copy of the Magna Carta that dates from 1297--the only copy of the Magna Carta in the United States--was auctioned by Sotheby’s yesterday, fetching $21.3 million from David Rubenstein, a… continue reading

By Communications Office   December 19, 2007   

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute holiday gift idea for a lapsed bibliophile , or just curious how your favorite books of the past 12 months have been ranked by the… continue reading

By Communications Office   December 17, 2007   

The University of Pennsylvania’s 60-Second Lecture Series offers an excellent repository of thought-provoking distractions. Check out the Fall 2007 series here . With topics ranging from… continue reading

By Communications Office   December 12, 2007   

Yes, such a thing does exist. Since September, folks at the Nobel Foundation have been adding videos of Nobel Prize announcements, interviews with Nobel Laureates, and official Nobel Lectures.… continue reading

By Communications Office   December 5, 2007   

Described by Gillian Engberg for Booklist as a “winning Dutch import for parents looking for an original tale with a gay slant,” Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland’s King & King… continue reading

By Communications Office   December 3, 2007    1