Test your typographic recognition skills with Sara Newton's Fontastic Quiz . continue reading

By Communications Office   February 8, 2008    1

According to an essay by Rachel Donadio in the most recent edition of the New York Time s Sunday Book Review, "Technology may be speeding up the news cycle, but in publishing, things actually seem… continue reading

By Communications Office   February 6, 2008   

A new two-week film education program in partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia whose mission is to promote film literacy and critical thinking by encouraging all Philadelphians to watch,… continue reading

By Communications Office   February 5, 2008   

If you’re a lover of words and you haven’t already added the Oxford English Dictionary ’s Word of the Day RSS feed to your aggregator, do so now. It’s tailor-made… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 31, 2008   

In a comprehensive piece published in the current issue of the New York Review of Books , Sarah Boxer asks, “[What is] the effect of blogs on language? Are they a new literary genre? Do they… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 30, 2008    2

According to the New York Times , "Hundreds of men and a smaller number of women eke out a living scavenging books in Manhattan ." continue reading

By Communications Office   January 28, 2008    1

"What if scholarly books were peer reviewed by anonymous blog comments rather than by traditional, selected peer reviewers?" So begins a piece by Jeffrey Young recently published in the Chronicle… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 25, 2008   

Last week the Library of Congress launched a pilot project with Flickr--the popular photo-sharing website--to publish more than 3,000 photos from its collections, including 1,600+ color… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 23, 2008   

The website American Rhetoric has compiled a list of what it deems the top 100 American speeches , all of which can be freely accessed in multiple formats, including MP3. At the number one spot is… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 18, 2008   

This past Saturday, the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for the 2007 NBCC Awards in all six categories--fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, autobiography, and… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 16, 2008   

Today, at its Midwinter Meeting right here in Philadelphia, the American Library Association announced its picks for the best in youth media for the past year--including recipients of the Newbery,… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 14, 2008    1

Free Library of Philadelphia Interim President and Director Joseph McPeak is co-author of an op-ed item in today’s Philadelphia Daily News . Entitled “ What's playing at the library?… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 11, 2008   

The 2008 One Book, One Philadelphia kick-off was a standing-room-only affair--conclusively answering this question ...--with hundreds of people interested in learning more about Dave Eggers’… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 9, 2008   

Congratulations to Jon Scieszka--author of clever children's favorites including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs --who was yesterday… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 4, 2008   

Yesterday writer Belinda Webb posted an item on the Guardian 's books blog announcing her New Year's resolution to keep to an " audiobook diet " in 2008. She writes, "So here we are, in 2008.… continue reading

By Communications Office   January 2, 2008    2

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   

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