Amical's Cookbook Dinner Series: NOPI: The Cookbook

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Amical's Cookbook Dinner Series continued this past Monday, March 4th.  If you haven't checked it out yet, don't miss your chance!  In a reprisal of one of their favorite featured cookbooks of recent years, the menu for this segment is based on recipes from London's acclaimed restaurant, NOPI.

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Robert Goddard Wins the Diamond Dagger Award

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The Dagger Awards, presented by the UK's Crime Writers' Association, recognize excellence in crime and mystery writing in a wide range of cateogories, from first novels to translations.  The association's highest honor, however, is the Diamond Dagger, which is given to a writer "whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to the genre."  This year's winner is Robert Goddard!

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The Audie Awards 2019 Winners

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Audie Award winners have been announced!  Founded in 1995, the Audie Awards represent the premier awards program in the United States recognizing audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. 

Winners are selected in 24 different categories ranging from children's titles to memoir, including categories for best male and female audio performer.  A single book is awarded the honor of Audiobook of the Year.

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Vote for Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards!

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Voting is now open for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards!  Administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children's Book Council, these are the only awards for young people's literature where the winners are selected by children and teens themselves.

Readers can vote online until June 2nd, choosing from a selection of finalists in each of four categories:  Kindergarten through Second Grade Titles, Third and Fourth Grade Titles, Fifth and Sixth Grade Titles, and Teen Titles.

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The Great Escape

Monday, Februrary 25th, 2019

We'll be closed on Monday, February 25th, due to weather.

Raise your hand if you're tired of this weather!  Snow in northern Michigan is generally wonderful.  How else could we enjoy all the cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, downhill skiing, and other winter fun?  But storm after storm after storm has left us wishing for a bit of an escape.

Sometimes, it's nice to just get away.  Whether it's a crowded bus, a long wait at the doctor's office, a delayed flight, or just a cold, grey day, we all know exactly what it's like to wish you could somewhere—anywhere!—else.

Thankfully, a good book, or audiobook, can be just the ticket you need to transport yourself to long ago times, imaginary worlds, or just into someone else's shoes for a little while.  Here are some of our booksellers' recommendations for making that great escape.

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