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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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Dogs Help Youngsters To Read

Reading is arguably one of the most important lessons learned in school, but literacy can be a challenge for some students.

08/11/2012

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Good Question: Why Do eBooks Cost So Much?

Millions of Americans now get their books on Kindles, Nooks, or iPads, but there can be a sticker shock. New books can cost $12.99 or $14.99, which got us wondering: Why do eBooks cost so much? Good Question.

04/11/2012

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Hennepin Co. Library’s ‘Most-Read In 2011′ List

If you’re a parent in need of some holiday gift ideas, the Hennepin County Library just released its list of the most read books of 2011.

11/08/2011

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New Books By Twin Cities Authors

Looking to add to your reading list? You’re in luck. Many Twin Cities authors are releasing new books for your literary enjoyment.

08/29/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Books That Help You Save

Coupons books like ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Enjoy The City’ may pay for themselves in no time.

08/03/2011

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Minn.-Based Books For Africa Shipments Hit 1.9M

Books For Africa says it has shipped around 1.9 million books to 21 African countries in the past 12 months, a new high for the St. Paul-based nonprofit.

07/26/2011

After a decade-long journey, the wizarding world of Harry Potter ends in an epic, gut-wrenching climax when Harry, Ron and Hermione face the evil Lord Voldemort for one final battle. There’s really nothing else to say, except: Get your tickets now. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Good Question: Is The Book Better Than The Movie?

“Gone With The Wind,” “The Godfather” and “The Wizard of Oz” are among the popular movies that started as a book. But there are far more films that flopped in transition. So, why is it that the book is often better than the movie?

07/14/2011

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