Collage of films and their adapted books
Elizabeth Graney, January 07, 2022

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.

Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, October 04, 2021

It feels good to be back! After 19 months, films are once again back in theaters! It’s time for this blog to return to its original purpose, to let you know about new film adaptations as they hit the big (and small) screen.

Books made to popular musicals
Elizabeth Graney, July 15, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton: An American Musical took the world by storm when it premiered in 2015. Combining American history with modern music styles and traditional period costumes with non-traditional casting, it pioneered a new style of musical.

Collage of famous authors
Elizabeth Graney, July 08, 2020

Last month we took a look at the lives of famous authors as shown in popular films. And while that was a fun way to learn more about the authors we know and love, we all know that sometimes films take creative license to make their stories more interesting.

Collage of featured authors
Elizabeth Graney, June 16, 2020

On this blog we have featured hundreds of films adapted from novels and short stories by authors from across the world and throughout history. While we have celebrated their works both on page and on screen, we’ve yet to take a look at the people behind the words.

Author's ebooks, music and tv show selections during the COVID-19 pandemic
Janice Batzdorff, June 02, 2020

When the library closed almost three months ago, I checked out eight books. I’ve finished two of them. This is unusual for someone who reads everywhere—in checkout lines, on the Metro, at Dodger Stadium, even during social gatherings to take a break from the extroverts. Maybe that’s the problem.

Book covers of other books to read than Huck Finn and Moby Dick
Robert Anderson, April 29, 2020

All of us who went through school in the United States have read at least a few American novels published before 1900.

Girl reading a book on her tablet
James Sherman, April 28, 2020

Sure we’re still staying put, and while social distancing has nipped our spring plans in the bud, it’s also great to have the time to slow down and read! Why not take a look at some fiction about people who are also sheltering in place?

Kobe Bryant reads a book with The Last Bookstore's book tunnel in the background
Keith Kesler, January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s post-basketball life was dedicated to inspiring young people through storytelling.

Jenn Bailey reading her book, A Friend for Henry
Keith Kesler, December 17, 2019

Jenn Bailey has won blue ribbons for pie baking, roamed Australia as the still photographer for Continuum, and made it to the Top 40 in the Lego Master Builder competition. Bailey has her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.