John Moe’s popular podcast is coming out from your earbuds and onto the page with THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION, a remarkable investigation of the disease, part memoir of his own journey, part treasure trove of laugh-out-loud stories and insights drawn from years of interviews with some of the most brilliant minds facing similar challenges. […]
Last Friday around 3:00 PM, and after a particularly difficult week, I asked the department for their 5 “happy” books. As usual, I’m breaking my own rules and instead of listing books, below are the top 5 things that make me happy… Talia The way my dog reacts when my husband gets home from work Weekend naps […]
Today is the Tri-State Children’s/YA Book Buzz! Anne presented her favorite books for teens from Flatiron YA and Griffin Teen and told everyone about our new imprint, Wednesday Books! Best of all? Ali Fisher co-presented and our fur babies Kugel and Jackson kept things moving along as librarians tweeted via #bookbuzznyc. WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by […]
Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! LOTUS by Lijia Zhang This “compelling” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel follows a young Chinese woman as she defies her fate and escapes to the neon lights of Shenzhen and all it holds for her—be it love, danger, or destiny. “With expert pacing and description, Zhang vividly draws […]
Thanksgiving is tomorrow (we’re off this afternoon through the rest of the week), and we have so many things to be thankful for: good books, lovely librarians, friends and family. Especially the newest member of the Sherer family, Kugel Noodle Pudding! This cute Corgi puppy (yes, a dog!) is melting hearts everywhere she goes. In the […]
Booklist recently unveiled their Top 10 Sports reading lists of 2016*, including these six Macmillan titles: Top 10 Sports Nonfiction (full list) HOPE: A School, a Team, a Dream by Bill Reynolds In spending a season following the Hope High School basketball team in Providence, Rhode Island, Reynolds not only digs deeply into the lives […]
Friends, meet Frederick “Freddie” Paw Olmsted. He lives with SMP executive editor, Keith Kahla, who wants to tell you all about him: “The cat is relatively new. He was a street rescue by a friend of a former assistant—a stray who was living on the streets of Bed Stuy (editor’s note: the cat, not the […]
It’s said that Sunday is a day of rest, but not at ALA Midwinter! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 where Talia will gladly tell you about her favorite Winter and Spring 2015 books when she’s not watching the 2nd annual Kitten Bowl (we’re smitten with “Richard Purrman!”). Check back for tomorrow’s daily schedule […]
Just in time for Thanksgiving, here is a list of our most popular titles — as downloaded by your librarian pals — from Edelweiss: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab The Just City by Jo Walton The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders Fear the […]
Who's going shopping this weekend? We are, too. If you don't have a good hiding spot for your gifts, why not wrap them right away? Better yet, wrap them creatively without paper or tape! In WRAPAGAMI, Jennifer Playford shows you how to wrap boxes, bottles and even odd-shaped items like dishes and cookie tins (Anne's excited about that one). It's eco-friendly and depending on the fabric you use, can serve as two gifts in one (ex: a scarf wrapped around a jewelry box).
Today, Anne's going to demonstrate a wrap that most of us should find very useful: the Single Book Wrap. She didn't have extra fabric lying around the house but found that a dish towel worked perfectly well for this example (Gift idea: kitchen gadgets wrapped in a dish towel! See how easy that two-in-one idea is?).
Read on for the step-by-step instructions and don't forget that you can enter for a chance to win WRAPAGAMI and other crafting and cookbooks!