Amical's Cookbook Dinner Series: Persiana

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

From self-taught cook and food writer Sabrina Ghayour comes Persiana, an exploration of the bold flavors of the Middle East and beyond.  You won't even have to spend any time in the kitchen to get a taste of her flavor-packed, but surprisingly simple recipes.  Just head to Downtown Traverse City, where Amical will be serving them up as part of the fifth installment of their Cookbook Dinner Series. 

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A "Subscription Box Every Book Lover Needs"

Quench, a lifestyle magazine dedicated to the finer things in life, including Brilliant Books Monthly!Friday, March 3rd, 2017

We've always thought that a Brilliant Books Monthly subscription is a must for every book lover.  What better way to enjoy reading than with a new book, chosen just for you and arriving on your doorstep each month?  

As it turns out, we're not the only ones who think so.  Quench Magazine is a lifestyle magazine dedicated to finding and sharing "exciting places, new experiences, and emerging trends and sensations."  One of their favorite emerging trends for readers?  Brilliant Books Monthly.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was born on today's date in 1904.  He is, of course, most famous for his work as a children's author and illustrator, creating classic characters such as The Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, Horton the Elephant, and many others. 

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2017 Spring Field Notes: The Utility Notebook

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The limited edition Field Notes design for this spring is the Utility Notebook pack.  Featuring graph paper or ledger pages, these notebooks are perfect in the field or workshop.  They even include a handy fold-out ruler with both standard and metric units. 

Like all quarterly limited editions from Field Notes, these notebooks will only be available for a short period of time.

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Friday, February 25th 2017

On Sunday, Hollywood's elite will stroll down the red carpet while movie buffs gather at home to watch the 89th Academy Awards.  There will be talk of acting choices and cinematography,  film scores and costuming.  And, for quite a few of the nominated films, of the books that inspired them.

From nominations for Best Picture to Best Actress (and of course, Best Adapted Screenplay), many of the films in the running this year are based on books.  Some are loosely inspired by literary works, and others are direct screen interpretations, but all of these films are bringing stories to life in a whole new way for devoted readers and new fans alike.  Which of these reads do you think are Oscar-worthy?

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PEN Literary Awards 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

PEN America

The 2017 PEN Literary Award Winners have been announced!  From translations to sports writing and nonfiction to new works, the PEN Literary Awards cover a broad range of genres and styles.  The majority of the winners have been announced; for a few select categories, we'll have to wait until the official Pen Literary Awards Ceremony to find out which books and authors will take home the prize.

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Michigan Notable Books of 2016

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Michigan Notable Book Award LogoEach year, the Library of Michigan coordinates a committee of writers, librarians, publishers, scholars, and others to select 20 titles, published in the last year, for the Michigan Notable Book list.

These books vary widely in theme, style, and genre.  The list includes fiction and non-fiction, novels and poetry, memoir and travel guides, and more.  One thing these books all have in common, though, is roots in the Mitten State. 

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