Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

April 2nd is Equal Pay Day.  The date is significant.  On average, a woman would have to keep working another three months and two days into the new year to earn the same amount as a male counterpart.

Of course, the differences vary depending on the industry and on the race of the women in consideration—black women, for example, make even less than white women in comparable jobs.  But whatever the nuances, the fact is that, on average, women are being paid 80% of what a man would earn to do the very same work, and that's not okay.

So we're doing something about it.

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Introducing the New Quarterly Edition!

Friday, March 29th, 2019

The latest Quarterly Edition from Field Notes is here, and it's about as American as baseball and apple pie.  Featuring familiar highway signage and printed to match the exacting specifications of US DOT, the Mile Marker notebooks little slices of Americana are perfect for planning your next road trip.  But what's a road trip without a map?  This Quarterly Edition features two separate releases.  In addition to the three-pack of highway sign notebooks, Field Notes has also unveiled a companion map: an "old-school gas-station-style, difficult-to-refold-properly, Field Notes National Highway Map," to be precise.

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2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The National Book Critics Circle was founded in 1974 to expand the conversation surrounding writing, literature, and literary criticism.  Today, in addition to serving nearly 800 member critics, authors, literary bloggers, book publishing professionals and more, the NBCC presents an annual series of awards to the top books published in the previous year in the categories of Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.  The winners for 2018 will be selected later this month.  Check out the finalists now!

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W.S. Merwin (1927-2019)

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Pultizer Prize-winning poet W.S. (William Stanley) Merwin has passed away at the age of 91.

The author of more than 50 books, including poetry, prose, essays, and translations, Merwin was known both for his work and his activism.  He was first awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his collection The Carrier of Ladders, but, in an act of protest against the Vietnam War, he refused the prize purse, requesting that it instead be donated to peace activism and draft resistance.  Merwin would later be awarded a second Pulitzer, as well as a National Book Award and other honors.

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Lambda Literary Award Finalists

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The Lambda Literary Awards celebrate works that explore LGBTQ themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians—the whole literary community." The winners of this year's honors will be announced in June, but the finalist lists are out now!

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