Tips For Donating Old Books Without Being a Jerk: Critical Linking, March 29, 2017

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by The Black Book by James Patterson.

Donating books is a great thing to do. Most of the time.

The thing is, it can be a big help, it can make your space more calming, but you can also create more work for an organization you set out to help. If you donate books without taking a couple steps first, you can do more harm than good. Which is sort of fun in its own way, and if you wanted to be the Joker, the “let the world burn” person of your local library, I guess this is a relatively good option.

A behind-the-scenes look at how to make life easier for the people who run the places we all donate books to.

Amazon has put in development The Underground Railroad with a script-to-series commitment. The one-hour original limited drama, a new take on the story of the underground railroad, hails from Oscar-winning Moonlight writer-director Barry Jenkins and producers Plan B and Adele Romanski.


Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse books inspired the television series “True Blood,” will release the first book in a new trilogy next year.

Harris’ novel “Texoma” will be published in fall 2018 by Saga Press, a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced in a news release.

And it’s an alternate history series! 

Coffee or tea, hot cocoa or hot toddies, our new library card mugs are perfect for your favorite book 'n' beverage pairing. Get 4 for $30!