We extend our hearty thanks to our customers who so generously donated books to our book drive for Project READ. There were over 500 books donated. They will each find a good home with people who will love, cherish, and appreciate them. For some, it will be a life-changing experience. Thank you again for helping out!
Project READ is a local literacy organization that provides reading tutors and books to children and adults who need to develop or improve their reading skills.
The Winners of the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize are: Fiction: THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nquyen. Nonfiction: NAGASAKI by Susan Southard. The Runnerup for Fiction is DELICIOUS FOODS by James Hannaham. The Runnerup for Nonfiction is FIND ME UNAFRAID by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner.
The authors will receive their awards at the 5 pm Dayton Literary Peace Prize Gala on November 20 at The Schuster Center.
That event is sold out, but you can still make reservations for the Conversation with the DLPP Authors on Sunday morning November 20 at Sinclair Community College. Please call me at 429-6302 for more information. Or, you can make a reservation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Nov. 16. There will be a $15 donation in cash or check to DLPP Foundation at the Registration Table on Sunday morning at Sinclair College. Registration begins at 9 am and the program starts at 10 am. (If you are paying with cash, it is requested that you use exact change.)
There is still time to vote for the 2017 Big Read book! There are four choices for your consideration:
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (Nonfiction). This explores end of life issues.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Memoir). Coates sums up the history of black people in the United States.
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Biography). This tells the story of two Dayton brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, who invented the airplane.
Lock In by John Scalzi (Science Fiction). This is about a murder investigation that becomes something much more.
There are ballots at area libraries, Books&Co., and on-line at www.bigread.org. You can't go wrong on your selection. All the books are worthy and have much to discuss. Voting closes on October 23.
Looking ahead, here are some of the upcoming events we have planned for you at books&co.:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13; 6:30 PM - CHRIS GRABENSTEIN will introduce his new children's book, Welcome to Wonderland.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24; 7 PM - HARRY HASKELL will introduce Maiden Flight,> the story of Katharine Wright and her marriage to Henry Haskell that caused a rift with her brother Orville.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27; 4 PM - NICK BRUEL will introduce his new children's book, Bad Kitty Scaredy Cat
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28; 7 PM - STUART WOODS will introduce Sex, Lies, and Serious Money
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10; 7 PM - TIFFANY MCDANIEL will introduce The Summer That Melted Everything
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12; 7 PM - JOEL MCHALE will introduce Thanks for the Money
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17; 7 PM - ED TARKINGTON will introduce Only Love Can Break Your Heart
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18; 7 PM - BRIAN KILMEADE will introduce the softcover of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23; 7 PM - RICHARD PAUL EVANS will introduce The Mistletoe Secret
That's quite a line-up of guests. We hope you can come visit with them. Authors always rave about how welcoming, fun, and smart our customers are. We agree!
Thank you for being our customers.
Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations