The Forgotten Jewish Heritage of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Why the origin of iconic American whiskies isn't always reflected in the names that appear on their labels.
How religious is your state?
Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.
Gang abseiled into a warehouse and stole rare books
They escaped with more than 160 books, many from the 15th and 16th Centuries, that were being stored in a warehouse near Heathrow before being flown to the United States.
2017 Asbury Park Press Best of the Best Awards — Monmouth County
APP.com’s Best of the Best 2017 Readers’ Choice contest recognizes the best businesses, things to do and more at the Jersey Shore, chosen by you.
the 7 magic reasons children love little golden books
The 7 magic reasons children love Little Golden Books Today is National Mother Goose Day! Mother Goose was one of the first 12 Little Golden Books released in 1942. I want to share the 7 magical reasons children love Little Golden Books. 1 This Little Golden Book belongs to On the inside cover of every book is that special page. The page that made us want to learn how to write our own name. The page that made the book our own! Once our name was in it, it was ours! It is no secret that little ones want to have something that is just for them. Courtesy Penguin Random House 2 Seeing the trademarked golden spine tells children that it is something they can read. Moms and dad flip through magazines during…
How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
I had no untapped, unanswered yearnings. All was well in the state of Denmark. And then it wasn’t.
How to Tell a Raven From a Crow
These black birds may look similar in some ways, but several distinctive traits help set them apart.
Funny, Inspiring, and Just Plain Bizarre Historic Firsts
Do you know what the first food ever microwaved was? Or who the first person to win two Nobel prizes was? Read on to learn about 50 amazing firsts.
Top 10 Book Needs
Top 10 Book Needs We receive requests for all kinds of books, but some topics are harder to keep in stock than others. These types of books are always flying off our shelves faster than we can find them! Please help us stock our empty shelves and look for these topics wherever you buy books. We can accept new and used paperbacks in good condition, so keep an eye out at yard sales, library book sales, and online English dictionaries and thesauri Exercise (yoga, weight lifting) Hobbies (drawing, crocheting, chess, crossword puzzles, word games) Self-help (sexual abuse, trauma, addiction) Bible dictionaries and concordances as well as non-mainstream religions such as Wicca, paganism, spirits, dreams, tarot cards,…
First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…