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Door-To-Door Booksellers Target Children, Creep Out Parents

It seems an online rumor has parents in the Twin Cities scared that their kids could be kidnapped. Parents in Washington County and Inver Grove Heights said they’re being approached by door-to-door saleswomen asking questions about their children’s ages and interests, then trying to sell books.

08/13/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Vince Flynn’s Final Book ‘Postponed Indefinitely’

Publication of Vince Flynn’s unfinished novel is postponed indefinitely after the best-selling Minnesota author’s death last month. Flynn’s longtime editor, Emily Bestler, made the announcement Thursday.

07/26/2013

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John Williams And Ken Ilgunas!

How did he leave college without student loan debt? He lived in a van!

06/27/2013

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New Beach Reads for Summer

There’s nothing better than relaxing at the beach or by the pool with a good book in your hand. This summer kick back with one of these new release by our favorite authors from Simon & Schuster.

06/13/2013

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Best Books For Dad This Father’s Day

Need a good gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything your Dad will love.

06/04/2013

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Mary Richards’ Best Of Minneapolis

Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the show. She shares a look at well-known Minneapolis sites from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

05/07/2013

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Best Books For Mom This Mother’s Day

Looking for some good books for Mom this Mother’s Day? Our friends at Simon & Schuster put together this great list covering everything from personal memoirs to fictional mysteries and more.

05/02/2013

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Wis. School Flooded With Books, Support After Devastating Fire

Before firefighters had even put all of the flames out at St. Croix Central Elementary school, Paul Rode, owner of Agave Kitchen, put out the call on Facebook. He asked for books for his alma mater, which had been set on fire yesterday morning.

05/01/2013

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Minneapolis Is America’s No. 3 ‘Most Literate City’

Minneapolis is one of the top cities in the country when it comes to literacy.

02/07/2013

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Twin Cities Ranked Among Nation’s Most Literate Cities

It is the best of times, and not the worst of times, for both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Especially since a new survey suggests quite a few Twin Cities residents would know what book that first sentence references.

02/07/2013

This highly anticipated adaptation of the futuristic, young adult novel by Suzanne Collins stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, who is forced to participate in the annual "Hunger Games," a live televised event where 12 teenage boys and girls fight each other to the death. Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Elizabeth Banks also star. (credit: Lionsgate)

Hennepin Co. Library Releases 2012’s Most-Read Books

The Hennepin County Library has released the top 25 books read by adults, teens and children – and there are consistent authors and genre favorites.

01/31/2013

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Books For Africa To Send Libraries To Africa

St. Paul-based Books For Africa is teaming up with another nonprofit to send more than 2,500 Little Free Libraries to Africa over the next several years.

01/19/2013

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Twin Cities Readers In Line With New Study

Even though it seems like every other day there’s a new reading device being launched, a lot of people still like the old fashion printed book.

10/23/2012

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Little Free Libraries Popping Up In Twin Cities

In the past year hundreds of libraries have opened up in the Twin Cities. These libraries, however, are much small than traditional ones and are popping up in neighborhoods around the world.

10/02/2012

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