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Book Vending Machines Are A Thing.
Introducing Short Edition
No we aren't talking put your money in and press B5.

Still waiting to board your flight? Short Edition prints one, three, and five minute stories for you to pass the time. And the best part? It's FREE. The stories are submitted by independent writers so you never know what you are going to get.
"Short Edition, a French community publisher of short-form literature, has installed more than 30 story dispensers in the United States in the past year to deliver fiction at the push of a button at restaurants and universities, government offices and transportation hubs."
September 13, 2018
-into a new chapter-
September 4, 2018
September
Birthdays!!
Sept. 1
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875)

Sept. 6
Robert M. Pirsig (1928)

Sept. 9 
Leo Tolstoy (1828)

Sept. 11 
O. Henry (1862)
D.H. Lawrence (1885)

Sept. 13
Roald Dahl (1916)

Sept. 14 
Robert McCloskey (1914)

Sept. 15 
James Fenimore Cooper (1789)
Agatha Christie (1890)

Sept. 17
Ken Kesey (1935)

Sept. 19
William Golding (1911)

Sept. 20 
Upton Sinclair (1878)

Sept. 21
H.G. Wells (1866)
Fannie Flagg (1944)
Stephen King (1947)

Sept. 25
William Faulkner (1897)

Sept. 26
T.S. Eliot (1888)

Sept. 30 
Truman Capote (1924)

August 23, 2018
Stephen King
New Arrivals
Brand new copies of Stephen King's Different Seasons and The Body arrived in the mail today! The Body is the novella which inspired the 1986 film, Stand by Me. And speaking of novellas, Different Seasons includes four novellas, each related to one of the four seasons.  
August 16, 2018
Authors With August Birthdays
August 1 Herman Mellville (1819)

August 6 Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809)

August 6 Piers Anthony (1934)

August 8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896)

August 9 Jonathan Kellerman (1949)

August 12 Edith Hamilton (1867)

August 15 Stieg Larsson (1954)
August 16 Charles Bukowski (1920)

August 19 Ogden Nash (1902)

August 20 H.P. Lovecraft (1890)

August 22 Ray Bradbury (1920)

August 27 C.S. Forester (1899)

August 29 Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809)

August 30 Mary Shelly (1797)
July 26, 2018
"Espionage, Sabotage, and Paralegal Studies"
The Disappearance by John Jeffries can be found in our local author fiction section, although the author refers to this novel as "heavily fact-based fiction (or faction)." But it is the author of this book who makes it so facinating. 



"Currently semi-retired from the traditional work force, John Jeffries served for over a decade as a counter-intelligence officer, special agent, intelligence analyst, and linguist. He performed national security investigations and intelligence special operations on four continents in the areas of espionage, sabotage, VIP protection, and terrorism. Currently working with his wife Carol on degrees in theology and Bible studies, John has degrees in marketing management and paralegal studies." 

July 24, 2018
NEW LOCAL AUTHOR
Recommended by another local author, this novel by Ozark native, Bruce Maggard, is set in the 1887 Ozark hills. Though this novel is fiction, it is based on true events and its characters depict both real and imaginary people. 

A word from the author: “Since you are reading this I owe you a great debt. You, or someone on your behalf has chosen to spend their hard-earned money on my novel and you are about to invest a significant portion of your time reading it... Thank you for this opportunity.” 

We love our local authors and the stories they share! Visit Bruce's Facebook page to stay up to date with him!

July 12, 2018
Well-Known Writers
 Born in July

July 7 Robert Heinlein (1907)

July 11 E.B. White (1899)

July 12 Henry David Thoreau (1817)

July 17 Erle Stanley Gardner (1889)

July 18 William Makepeace Thackeray (1811)

July 18 Hunter S. Thompson (1937)

July 20 Cormac McCarthy (1933)

July 21 Ernest Hemingway (1899)

July 26 Aldous Huxley (1894)

July 28 Beatrix Potter (1866)

July 31 J.K. Rowling (1965)

Happy Birthday
Mr. Hemingway!
July 5, 2018
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