books

Straight Talk TNT: Harry Potter — a hero in a hero-less world

Dear Straight Talk: Harry Potter was such a sensation for so many young people who grew up on the books and then the movies. I would love to hear what Harry Potter meant to them, a ...

Diving into summer reading

Reading’s a lot more fun when nobody tells you that you’ve got to do it. Boys & Girls Club of Auburn members are diving into all sorts of books this summer. It’s not for ext ...

Auburn’s Dave Carter to pop up Friday on “The Martha Stewart Show”

“The Martha Stewart Show” will welcome Auburn pop-up book creator David Carter on Friday. Carter will be showing Stewart the art of making a pop-up Christmas-tree lantern that ...

Recession spurs sales of used books as residents turn more to reading

Auburn readers looking to save some cash are searching for cheap entertainment, and are finding it at local used bookstores. James Van Eaton, owner and manager of Winston Smith Bo ...

And Another Thing: Fellow book-lovers offer their reading suggestions

After my Feb. 1 column about books, I heard from several readers — readers of this column who like to read and sent along their recommendations. I love it when I hear from book ...

Newcastle pottery expert collects and writes about pink transferware

Newcastle’s Margie Williams has become an authority on pink transferware, including writing three books on the pottery with the distinctive, intricate patterns. Mixing history, ...

Summer reading stacks up to be a sizzler

Maybe it’s the overabundance of daylight. Or the chance to get outside and lounge in the warmth with a really good book. Perhaps it’s the extra time off for vacation that brin ...

And Another Thing: Saying no to Friends of Library sale is nearly impossible

What a pleasure to have books leaping into my arms. I had crossed off one more item on my list last Wednesday, my primary day for crossing off items on a list. I do that on my da ...

And Another Thing

Mea culpa: Two weeks ago, I wrote about the money the government's stupidly going to send us, rather than paying down the national debt. I suggested that we donate at least some of ...