Collecting Art | Wyatt’s World

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Art volumes are complicated purchases. However, these tomes illustrate perfectly what a library offers its community—a place where books that may be out of reach for many are easily available. Here are five titles to consider.

All in Good Time | The Reader’s Shelf, November 15, 2016

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Just as Ursula K. Le Guin once said, authors help readers sail the river of time. The boarding pass for a story can take one deep into history, far into the future, or allow bibliophiles to bounce back and forth.

A Year in Books | The Reader’s Shelf, December 2016

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In keeping with this column’s end-of-the-year tradition of highlighting favorite titles, a number of readers’ advisors have surveyed their bookshelves and pulled novels they have deeply enjoyed.

Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.

Cookbook Countdown Concludes | Wyatt’s World

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Just in time to wrap up final preparations for the seasonal feast are these five don’t-miss cookbooks

International Baking Books | Wyatt’s World

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If international baking is on the Thanksgiving menu, here are five titles to explore.

Quality Books for Quality Dudes | Books for Dudes

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The raison d’être for Books for Dudes is: quality. A book should mean something, do something, should address a need of some kind. So here’s to making books a force for good, for learning, for meaning, for firing the imagination.

A Female Perspective | The Reader’s Shelf, November 1, 2016

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From fiercely determined to quietly striving, the ladies filling these pages reward readers’ attention as they forge and define their lives.

Debut Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Preparing any family feast can make even assured home cooks feel a bit like a newbie. For much-needed fellowship, spend some time with these accomplished chefs’ debut offerings.

Resilient Rulers: From Victoria to Cixi to Catherine the Great | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, Queen Victoria leads me down a winding path.