Before Hollywood: Film & Music History in Florida

From silent films to soul music, Jacksonville to St. Augustine; readers who are interested in the beginning of film-making in Florida, or are well-versed in soul music and want to learn more about its history, will find what they need right here

The Power of Art

Boldly radical architecture, conceptual art, site-specific installations, and conflicts between aesthetics and politics; readers interested in the Russian revolution and the effect that it had on art and culture will find either book fascinating

Love and Peace: Exploring 1960’s Art & Culture

With mesmerizing photographs that capture the history and culture of the 1960’s, readers who enjoy graphic arts, history, and performing arts will truly enjoy these books

13 Craft Books That Will Inspire Creativity

Looking for a new and fresh bathroom idea? want to use up those old t-shirts you have laying around the house? Or do you want to take your calligraphy to the next level? no matter your creative spirit you can find a book here

In the Studio With Bosch

Fantastical paintings, glorious color, and surreal landscapes; readers and artists interested in learning more about Bosch and his dark portrayal of landscapes will enjoy both books

Building Better Bodies, Protecting Data, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2017, Pt. 4

Buting, Jerome F. Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System. Harper. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062569318. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062569332. TRUE CRIME The criminal defense lawyer for Steven Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder trial, chronicled in the headlines-making Netflix original documentary series, Making a Murderer, Buting uses that case and […]

Q&A: Kim Werker, Author of Make It Mighty Ugly

Kim Werker talks to LJ about her goals for the Mighty Ugly project

Best Reference 2013

Louis Shores, writing in 1939 in the second edition of his Basic Reference Sources, defined a reference book as “any book which is used to refer to for specific information.” Today’s “Best Reference Sources” can be found in reference and circulating collections, online, accessed on your laptop or iPhone, or even carried in your backpack. Here are the best of the year’s output.

Galloway, Heller, Jonasson, Prose; Doll, Dyer, Petit, Todd | Barbara’s Picks, May 2014, Pt. 1

FICTION Galloway, Steven. The Confabulist. Riverhead. May 2014. 320p. ISBN 9781594631962. $27.95. LITERARY/HISTORICAL Galloway’s poignant, sharp-eyed The Cellist of Sarajevo was both a commercial and a critical success, having sold over 100,000 copies, won multiple awards (e.g., the Evergreen Award), been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Award and Scotiabank Giller Prize, been featured by […]

African American Experiences: 50 Titles for February 2014, Black History Month

Some books to consider for Black History Month 2014 and beyond.