For instance, if I want to buy a book I have to walk almost four blocks, and pretty long blocks they are, to After-Words, a two-level shop at 23 E. Illinois St. (www.after-wordschicago.com) that contains 70,000 new and used books. Google Maps tells me that the walk is only .02 miles, but it sure does seem longer.
Still, as tough as I may have it—sometimes it is raining or very hot or snowing — I can barely imagine the difficulties others have getting their hands on a book. Some people even have to get in their cars and drive to a bookstore.
It is so, so easy to just flip open your iPad or other gizmo and, faster than you can get a burger and fries at McDonald's, have your book delivered to your device.
I have seen people reading these e-books on buses. At least I think they are reading books. They might be playing Candy Crush or Panda Pop or one of those other intellectual diversions. There is an argument to be made, and it's a good one, that a lot of people have started reading much more than they did before because of the ease and convenience of e-readers.
And yet bookstores still exist. read complete Rick Kogan article
After the slight delay, we have rescheduled our event to help launch the second book in Josh Stevens' Deuce Walsh Trilogy, Delving Deeper. Join us at the Main St. PourHouse on Tuesday, August 25th at 7 p.m. to hear Josh read from his new book and get your copy signed. Delving Deeper is available in the store now!
Having helped his brother-in-law Colm pay off his gambling debt to the Chianti Brothers, ex-gangster Deuce Walsh quickly realizes that his week just went from bad to worse.
The Chianti Brothers want Deuce to run one final job for them to repay what they consider to be a debt that he owes them, and in order to finish it Deuce has only one choice: to unite his former crew, all of whom think he's been dead for seven years.
Now is a great time to renew your Lynes Pride Club, too! If your Lynes Pride membership has lapsed, renew now and the card will be good until October 2016!
If you're not a Lynes Pride member, sign up now! Membership is $10 a year and you'll receive 10% off any regularly priced book and special savings throughout the year (see above!). It's a membership that will pay for itself many times each year.
Arlene has been mentioned in this Care.com article
A picture's worth a thousand words, and wordless picture books are a great way to inspire your child's imagination and work on vocabulary and comprehension. Though these books are great for all kids, wordless picture books can be especially useful for hesitant or easily discouraged readers. By introducing these easily digested tales, kids can see the appeal of getting lost in a story and may be more apt to pick up a regular book for reading in the future. In addition, picture books allow kids to fill in much of the story, which can help them exercise their imagination muscles.
Here are 13 books industry experts recommend:
"Journey" by Aaron Becker
Sarah Galvin, the owner of The Bookstore Plus, recommends this title. Also a pick by Arlene Lynes, the owner of Read Between the Lynes book store, "Journey," a 2014 Caldecott Honor Book, takes children on an adventure through breathtaking illustrations and eye-popping color. It's a favorite of Lynes' because, "In 'Journey,' I can feel the adventure, the independence and creativity throughout the mood of the book."
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