The Reader’s Shelf | It Takes a Thief: True Art Crimes

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True crime is not just about blood and bodies. It also encompasses art theft. These titles explore permanent losses and recovered works.

Visual Reading and Unique Forms | Wyatt’s World

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A novel in the margins, Gorgeous Nothings, what the photograph tells, a wordless Battle of the Somme, illustrated Heart of Darkness

Telling Stories Through Food

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These recent narrative cookbooks combine the twin pleasures of cooking and reading

Horror Gems for the Haunting Season

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It’s that time of the year again, when other­wise mild-mannered readers turn into ravenous fiends searching for a terrifying fix. Instead of just turning to old standbys, why not try one of these 21st-­century options.

The Most of Nora Ephron | RA Crossroads

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The richness of Ephron’s spry, vivid, and insightful writing invites gleeful reading, listening, and watching

Evocative Halloween Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Tales to prompt the imagination’s spooky side

Spoiled by Choice: Fall Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Simple pleasures in simple meals, schooled by America’s Test Kitchen, notes from NY’s Gramercy Tavern kitchen, Patterson’s story to recipe, René Redzep’s new book is A Work in Progress

Celebrate National Reading Group Month | The Reader’s Shelf, October 1, 2013

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Titles that shine a light on reading in company.

Knit Beyond Socks: Book-Based Inspirations

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Launch new collection displays with Literary Knits, fairy tale inspired projects, Green Gables patterns, and knits to charm and enchant.

Science History in All Its Guises | Wyatt’s World

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On the development of ballooning, the vast history of paper, detection of a chemical that points to a murderer, Restoration London, and Brave Geniuses of the French Resistance

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