Monthly Archives: June 2016

Penguin’s 10 Literary Terms to Impress (or Annoy) Your Friends

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Fantasy Maps Exhibit Opens on June 11th!

Did you know that Central Library has an amazing (and huge) maps collection? We have an entire room here dedicated to maps, including really old and historic maps to maps created by the CIA, and more. We also have an … Continue reading

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A Quick Suggestion . . .

The Fireman by Joe Hill Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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Louis C.K. in the Rye

Book Riot writer Minh Le noticed something kind of amazing during his last read-through of J.D. Salinger’s classic Catcher in the Rye — Holden Caulfield’s voice sounded an awful lot like comedian Louis C.K.’s. Judge for yourself (and look back … Continue reading

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GLBT Book Month

June is GLBT Book Month, and we’ve got a display to celebrate! Note that one of the books featured is James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, also of the eponymous Philly bookstore below. Check out this Mic article on the continuing need … Continue reading

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A Quick Suggestion . . .

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Parents Behaving Badly by Scott Gummer

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Do you have your own book group? Try our BCB!

Maybe you enjoy discussing books with your friends, but never thought of starting a book group. Or, maybe you did think about starting a group, but didn’t know what book to choose, or where to get all of them. We … Continue reading

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