Books – Zoo Book Sales Mon, 29 Nov 2021 21:15:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Books – Zoo Book Sales 32 32 Donations sought for the 24th Annual Books and Bears Program Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:03:41 +0000

By Edwin B. Smith

University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi’s Books and Bears program is collecting donations for the children of facility management employees through December 14. The articles will be distributed on December 17 in the Student Union ballroom. Photo by Megan Wolfe / Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Toys, dolls, bicycles and other children’s play items are in demand for the University of Mississippi’s 24th annual Books and Bears program.

Donations are accepted until December 14. All donations will be collected and sorted in time for the main event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on December 17 in the student union ballroom.

The goal is to honor and recognize the valuable contributions of Facilities Management employees in giving back and spreading a little joy during the holiday season.

“We are particularly excited for this year’s event to take place in person,” said Phillis George, Acting Chair and Professor of Higher Education and Co-Chair of the Books and Bears Committee. “Due to COVID, we were unable to host an in-person event last year, so we’re really looking forward to reconnecting with everyone.”

Books and Bears regularly hires over 250 facilities management staff. The goal is to make sure that each employee receives at least one book, one bear and one extra toy for their family to enjoy.

“We’re trying to make this the biggest Books and Bears ever,” said EJ Presley, assistant director of career development and committee co-chair. “We want to collect as much as we can. “

The places of deposit are:

  • Center for Inclusion and Intercultural Engagement, Ole Miss Student Union, Suite F101
  • Conflict Resolution Office, Summerville Hall
  • Shoemaker’s room, room 204
  • Career Center, Martindale Hall
  • Vardaman Hall, room 201
  • Fed Ex Student-Athlete Academic Support Center, room 111
  • Hall of Powers
  • Robert C. Khayat Law Center, Room 2075
  • Carrier room, room 201-F
  • Brévard room
  • Lamar Room, third floor
  • High school
  • School of Business Administration
  • Bishop Room, Room 201
  • Farley Room
  • JD Williams Library
  • Ventress Room

Donald Cole, Vice President Emeritus and Former Assistant to the Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs, and Janice Murray, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Emeritus Professor of Art, organized the first Books and Bears in 1997 in response to what they considered as a need for help. the caretakers give Christmas presents to their children. Spread by word of mouth, the first response to the call for donations was overwhelming.

Since then, the annual event has been sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Organization.

For more information on monetary and toy donations, contact Books and Bears Co-Chairs, Lauren Jones at or 662-915-3128, Phillis George at or 662-915 -3411, or EJ Presley at or 662-915-7174.

Commentary: Both Sides of the Spotsylvania Books Issue Must Work Together | Columns Sun, 28 Nov 2021 03:15:00 +0000

Participants at a Spotsylvania County School Board meeting raise their hands in support of speakers criticizing the board for suggesting that sexually explicit books be banned in county schools on Monday, November 11, 2021. The meeting was held in Chancellor High School auditorium to accommodate the overflowing crowd.


By Bernadette Chimner

To Spotsylvania County School November 15

At the board meeting, I handed out my “I read forbidden books” t-shirts, signed up to speak, and found my place in the auditorium. Once the public commentary started, I found myself nodding and applauding for the views I agreed with.

By the second speaker, I realized that the woman I was sitting next to was on the other side of the question. And I wondered if I should change seats, not because I was against sitting next to someone with different points of view, but because I was worried about social awkwardness. to sit for more than three hours as we tried to ignore each other.

When she corrected the pronunciation of “Abuismail” for someone, I asked her to repeat it, and she smiled and told me that she was Rabih Abuismail’s sister.

And so this Monday night was very different from what I expected.

Because I was sitting next to her and she was so willing to chat, I started to get insight into some of her and her brother’s views. By having the unique opportunity to see some of the speakers through his lens, my perspective on the matter began to broaden.

First, I don’t believe now that Abuismail’s agenda was ever to take LGBTQ books off the shelves. It may be the wish of others, but it is not his. Its trigger is pedophilia, especially books that might glorify sex or violence against children.

National Agriculture Library donates thousands of books to tribal colleges Fri, 26 Nov 2021 13:08:03 +0000

Posted by Kelly A. Harmon, Digital Communications Manager, National Agricultural Library in Research and Science

November 26, 2021

For nearly 25 years, the USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL) has donated thousands of books on Native American agriculture and culture to Tribal College libraries across the United States. Books are selected from the NAL Collection Reserves and the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program.

NAL sends a list of titles to Tribal College librarians, who choose which books they want to add to their collection.

“Most tribal college libraries also serve as public libraries for their communities,” said Valerie McBeth, library director at the Lummi Library at Northwest Indian College in Washington state. “So, in addition to the excellent materials we receive to support our academic missions, we also receive popular and general works that we would not normally purchase, and which support our public missions.”

According to Gary McCone, who created the program at NAL in 1998, “The thousands of books provided by NAL over the years have enabled (tribal) libraries to significantly expand their collections and meet the accreditation standards required by colleges.

Aaron LaFromboise, Director of Library Services, Medicine Spring Library, Blackfeet Community College, says, “This is a wonderful program, which has added depth to our collection. I look forward to the continued collaboration between NAL and Tribal College Libraries.

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Why many comic book sellers don’t come back to Comic-Con Wed, 24 Nov 2021 20:45:41 +0000

Jamie Newbold is as seasoned a salesman at Comic-Con International in San Diego as they come.

The retired police officer started selling back vintage issues at the world’s biggest comic book convention in 1975, long before he opened his Southern California Comics store in 1998. He believes he is one of the last original Comic-Con dealers, which over the course of four days plus a preview night normally attracts legions of people – many engaged in elaborate cosplay – looking to meet their favorite artists and authors, sit on panels with famous TV and movie stars and stroll through exhibition stands filled with valuable editions of comics and comic book art.

But last year, after Newbold already acquired valuable inventory to sell at the convention, the surge in COVID-19 cases forced the cancellation of Comic-Con’s in-person gathering for 2020. Its biggest sales week of the year was over. “It was a kick in the teeth.”

The virtual events hosted by Comic-Con were not the same for Newbold. And when this summer’s in-person convention was also canceled, he thought 2021 would be another lost year. But this weekend, a smaller three-day in-person event called Special Edition Comic-Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center. Even though the rally will take place on a holiday weekend without the usual influx of summer crowds – attendance has been estimated at 167,000 in recent years – comic book store owners like Newbold are eagerly awaiting the return of ‘an IRL broadcast. Although many of them will not be present.

“Con, I need it,” Newbold said. “Most of us, the dealers of past shows, need this show because it’s a real source of money. Comic-Con is a big part of my business.

Still, Newbold says he and most of the back-issue dealers he knows across the country won’t be in attendance this time around.

“It’s not practical,” he said. “It’s awfully expensive when you go for a week, but it’s handy because it takes a week to make that kind of money doing what we’re doing on this show. There’s no way to justify dragging the material, say from New York, for a two-and-a-half-day convention where they charge that much for a booth.

Even moving inventory just a few miles away, Newbold says, is a logistical problem for a small-scale convention where turnout is unknown.

But he is not afraid of losing income. He believes he has done well enough in the store this year to make up for the loss.

No matter the time of year, the energy of Comic-Con blossoms in Southern California comic book stores, spaces deeply tied to its culture.

Employee Becky Cossin, left, helps client Brian Hubbard, right, at Southern California Comics in San Diego.

(Eduardo Contreras / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

“Comic-Con started out with a variety of exhibitors and the main ones were comic book retailers,” says David Glanzer, director of communications and strategy for the organization. “It continues to this day. Of course, the industry has changed a lot over the past 50 years with digital comics, online retailing, and other factors. But comics have been and continue to be one of the main thrusts of our event. “

About a mile northeast of the San Diego Convention Center, tucked away at the corner of F Street and 11th Avenue, is one of the city’s newest comic book stores: Now or Never Comics.

On a recent Friday morning in early November, the store was sleepy. Frankie Carreno stands behind the cash register and waves to the few customers who enter. Zach Norris has organized comics in bins and shelves nearby. Playing on a TV screen in the back of the store is “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”.

Store owner Aaron Trites opened the two-story comic book store in December 2018. As he says, Comic-Con was one of the main reasons he moved from Boston to Southern California and opened a store downtown.

“I had high hopes of being near the convention,” he says, “and I’m really looking forward to the show coming back so we can start getting some additional foot traffic from the Con. “

While he still understands how the convention affects business, he got a taste of it in 2019.

“At that time, our first year at Comic-Con was by far the biggest selling week we’ve had in the three years we’ve been open,” he says. Revenue exceeded three times the store’s average monthly sales.

But when the pandemic struck in 2020, fear and uncertainty took hold. The comic book industry closed for almost three months, with no new comics – “the bread and butter of comics” – in April, May or June. Trites, like Newbold and others, was forced to pivot to stay afloat: he broadened his selection of vintage comics, increased his sales on Ebay, pushed social media promotions, and offered curbside pickup. .

Comics categorized, including "western," "war" and "horror"

Frankie Carreno organizes inventory at Now or Never Comics in San Diego.

(Eduardo Contreras / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

But to his surprise, even as comic book fans mourned the cancellation of Comic-Con for two years in a row, his spirit was unwavering: the weeks the convention was supposed to take place were the biggest selling weeks in the world. store of the year.

“Even without the convention, everyone felt like the show was going to take place that week, so everyone was still in the Comic-Con spirit,” Trites said. Customers showed up with shirts, hats and badges from previous events.

For the Con community, the show would go on.

“It’s really nice to see how deeply rooted the convention is in the city,” he says. “It’s not just this traveling circus that crosses the city once a year and then disappears. It’s part of the city’s DNA.

What this year’s Comic-Con will bring is anyone’s guess, but traders don’t expect pre-pandemic traffic as people will be leaving town to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with friends and family.

Last year’s travel season was turned upside down by a booming winter wave, but travel experts estimate some 3.8 million Southern Californians will drive out of the city this year.

For Trites, “any show is better than no show”.

Despite all this, Robert Estigoy will not be discouraged.

A man puts a comic on a shelf full of more comics

Robert Estigoy, deputy director of Comics-N-Stuff, will be selling his little printed comics at Comic-Con this year.

(Eduardo Contreras / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Assistant Director of Comics-N-Stuff in Chula Vista, Estigoy will be on the showground with his partner and illustrator Asia Estigoy to sell their small print comics, including their more famous “Peaburt’s Big Adventure” and associated merchandise.

But the retail store he works for, which has exhibited at the convention for nearly 20 years, won’t be there this time around.

Estigoy is convinced that people who do not attend the event will instead switch to the store, as they have done for years. “Collectible book and comic book stores are traditionally larger retail environments, allowing people who don’t get tickets to have the Comic-Con experience during the convention and year round. He said.

On a recent Friday afternoon, Shawnee Myers browsed the shelves and trash cans of Southern California Comics, a low-key warehouse tucked away in an industrial San Diego cul-de-sac. Superhero posters and murals line the walls and hang from the ceiling. Jazz music is played from a nearby loudspeaker.

Two men discussing surrounded by shelves full of comics

Jamie Newbold, left, and Dennis Schamp talk business at Southern California Comics.

(Eduardo Contreras / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The San Diego resident and weekly customer’s loot includes comic book issues from “Batman”, the sci-fi fantasy series “By the Horns” and the apocalyptic “Penny for Your Soul: Death”.

Myers attends this year’s Comic-Con Special Edition event with her husband and is disappointed to learn that her favorite local comic book store won’t sell. “It’s sad he’s not here but I totally understand why.”

See this weekend’s event as a transition to a Comic-Con resurgence next year.

“[Comic book stores] are really part of our fabric, ”says Glanzer. “As long as comics exist, they will be at the heart of our organization.”

Naruto: the 10 best non-fiction books Tue, 23 Nov 2021 03:00:00 +0000

Since the original manga series began in 1999, the mega-popular Masashi Kishimoto Naruto the brand name has been adapted across several multimedia avenues. Yet while comics and animated series remain the most beloved, people often overlook or overlook the wave of non-fiction-related tomes that have been made available for consumption over the past two decades.

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Such non-fiction Naruto the books include official guides and commemorative zines, illustrative art books, retrospective data books, anniversary collections, and more. They are great collectibles for Naruto fans who want to soak up so much granular detail about the revered anime.


Naruto Anime Profiles Vol. 1-3

Two issues of Naruto Anime Profiles seen side by side

One of the first non-fiction Naruto binding books includes the 2006 release of Naruto Anime Profiles Vol. 1, written and illustrated by Kishimoto himself. Two more volumes would be released, all of which would serve as an official guide to help readers understand the voluminous animated series.

In total, the first 185 episodes of the series are recounted in the three Naruto anime profile volumes, which makes it ideal for finalists who may have missed an episode here or there or have a specific question about a particular storyline. There are also brief character descriptions and biographies for the curious.

Naruto: The Official Character Data Book

Naruto, the first official character data book

If readers want more information about specific Naruto players than what is offered in Naruto Anime Profiles, then consult Naruto: the official Character data book. The comprehensive 360-page paperback book written by Kishimoto offers a comprehensive encyclopedia of biographical knowledge relating to Naruto, Sakura, Gaara, Kakashi, Rock Lee and others.

Whether the reader is a neophyte or an expert on Naruto, the book is invaluable to anyone who wants to take the plunge and learn as much as possible about the character’s cool origin stories, how they became top-quality fighters, and other fascinating story arcs that evolve. overtime.

The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki

Sample page from The Art of Naruto

For a fiction Naruto book completely devoid of character details and long profiles, get a copy of The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki by Kishimoto. The stunning art book released in 2007 features high-quality prints of Kishimoto’s original Naruto artwork, featuring the most iconic main characters in the most stunning poses imaginable.

With a brief missive explaining each image, a really cool layout, and an interview to encourage budding artists, the book is full of dazzling color and gorgeous artwork that leaps off the page.

Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations

A page from Uzumai Naruto: Illustrations

Published eight years later The art of naruto, Kishimoto returned to add nearly a decade of breathtaking new designs in Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations. The dazzling 104-page also comes equipped with a fascinating commentary from Kishimoto, a cool sticker sheet and a giant double-sided poster.

While it is interesting to note that Kishimoto published a second artbook in 2010 between The art of naruto and Vector Illustrations, this leads to the conclusion of the manga series, making it more complete and ultimately more invaluable than its predecessor. It is a must see for the magnificent works of art of Kishimoto.

Naruto: a decade, one hundred ninjas

Naruto Sample: One Decade, 100 Ninja

Speaking of comprehensive commemorations, Naruto: a decade, one hundred ninja is a special 10th anniversary celebration tome that is ideal for the biggest fans of all things Naruto. Released in 2009, the Japanese import consists of rare artwork of 100 characters seen in comics, movies, and TV shows, some of which have never been seen before.

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Marking ten years of Naruto’s multimedia success, One decade, one hundred ninjas is a great way to track the progress of the series by looking at a separate time capsule in the character’s story. A great memory indeed.

Naruto: the official fanbook

Naruto: the official fanbook

Published in 2008, Naruto: the official fanbook gives readers a much deeper dive into the trivial information and fascinating facts surrounding Naruto’s long and complicated story arc. While other non-fiction books focus on character artwork and data, this one includes maps, character secrets, and hidden information about Naruto and his crew.

Written by Kishimoto in a truly playful way to keep readers enthralled, the official fan book also comes with a copy of the original 44-page manga written by Kishimoto. The book is absolutely essential for diehards Naruto complete who do not want to neglect anything.

Naruto Kizuna – Words That Bind

Naruto Kizuna Sample

Released in two volumes in 2013, Naruto Kizuna – Words That Bind is a collection of the most memorable lines and quotes from the manga and the anime series of everyone’s beloved characters.

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Witty lines, funny jokes and humorous beards, and even lengthy monologues and crucial conversations are included in the collection of non-fiction. It’s a great addition for anyone interested in how Kishimoto uses language to tell universal stories and how they translate into various countries.

Naruto: The Fourth Official Character Data Book

Naruto Sample: The Official Fourth Book of Character Data

Published 12 long years after the first character data book, the fourth final entry in the genre is a staple for Naruto passionate. The content is much more substantial than the previous three data books, providing rich details about each main character’s origin story and how they came to be, including what some see as a rushed end.

Equipped with an exclusive interview with Kishimoto on his unique creation process, as well as a three-page “Road to Naruto the Movie” preamble, the Definitive Character Guide is one of Naruto’s best non-fictional tomes.

Naruto Christmas Coloring Book

Naruto Christmas Coloring Book

Considering the craft industry of Naruto coloring books, it just seems like having a little fun over the holidays and including the most timely of all. Indeed, the Naruto christmas Coloring book is a great way to bond with kids, celebrate beloved characters in a unique way, and enjoy a fun Christmas activity with the whole family.

Written and illustrated by Tamara Pikstra, Naruto Christmas Coloring Book features over 100 ages of original hand drawn illustrations to fill in, all printed on one side to prevent seepage. With large 8.5 x 11 “pages, the book places Naruto’s most iconic characters in hilarious Christmas scenarios for all to enjoy.

Masashi Kishimoto’s Official Naruto Exhibition Guide

A page of the official guide to the Naruto exhibition

Released in 2015, the most recent and arguably most valuable non-fictional collector’s item includes the Naruto Exhibition: Official Guide. The exclusive hardcover edition written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto features newly drawn illustrations from a public exhibition in book form.

With fully bilingual translations in English and Japanese, the highly sought after collector’s item is essentially a living work of art, it’s a great way to peek into the mind of a true artist and how he tells his creations to the masses even after having achieved great success.

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Titles offering imagination, subtle messages Sun, 21 Nov 2021 14:05:08 +0000

“The secret of the magic pearl”, by Elisa Sabatinelli, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.

The wonder of childhood is overflowing with enthusiasm and imagination. These qualities are what make children so enjoyable to be around; they see life through an intact lens.

Nurturing a child’s imagination on a daily basis can allow them to maintain that enthusiasm and imagination throughout their life. This type of “daily” exercise comes from many sources, including free play and reading imaginative books together. This is the case with the books examined below.

We all have the ability to keep the child within us, regardless of our age. Despite the blows life can take from time to time, being enthusiastic and imaginative about today and tomorrow is a vital skill. Teaching this to children from an early age is a real gift.

Books to borrow

The following book is available in many public libraries.

“The sliding card” by NE Bode, HarperCollins, 273 pages

Read aloud: 9 years and over.

Read for yourself: 9-10 years and over.

Oyster R. Motel was dropped off at the convent gate when he was a baby. The nuns’ way of life is all Oyster knows, and that translates to a pretty boring existence. So it’s no surprise that Oyster dreams of another world, full of excitement and everything a boy could want.

When Oyster meets the Mapkeeper, she hands him a map of her imagination, a map that is very small and lacks detail. The Mapkeeper tells Oyster he has a big imagination, but he hasn’t let it go yet. “You have to be ready to work your imagination to become something. “

Soon after, Oyster hears a distant voice and a gust of wind beckons him, leading him into someone else’s make-believe world where he’s supposed to save this world from the iron grip of a mighty power. Maleficent.

Completely engaging, great fun, and just the right amount of suspense, this wildly imaginative story will take readers on a wonderful ride.

The librarian’s choice

Library: Stark County District Library, North Branch Library, 189 25th St. NW, Township

Executive director: Mary ellen icaza

Senior Director of Public Services: Jen Welsh

Agency Director : Catherine ferrero

Choice this week: “Fish Food” by Andy Mansfield; “Babies on the bus”, by Karen Katz; “A wrinkle in time” by Madeline L’Engle

Books to buy

The following books are available at favorite bookstores.

“The secret of the magic pearl”, by Elisa Sabatinelli, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno, translated from Italian by Christopher Turner, Red Comet Press, 2021, 92 pages, $ 21.99 hardcover

Read aloud: 6 to 10 years old.

Read for yourself: from 8 to 10 years old.

Hector’s father was a scuba diver and Hector planned to follow in his footsteps when he grew up. For many generations, Hector’s family was a family of sailors, and owned and operated the marina where divers came from up and down the coast to participate in the marina’s underwater explorations. Unfortunately, the marina went bankrupt when Amedeo Limonta moved next door and built Rivadoro – a huge new resort offering similar diving expeditions and boat rides at prices much cheaper than the marina.

Limonta was a shady character who didn’t give a damn about the sea. What interested him was money, and rumor had it that Limonta intended to find the magnificent, rare and elusive Pearl who lived on the seabed. sailors off the marina and sell it. When Hector actually discovered the Pearl on his first deep sea dive, a series of events unfolded that prompted Hector to muster his courage and do what was necessary for the Pearl, the sea, his family and his future.

Wonderfully imaginative, magical, and packed with stunning illustrations, “Secret of the Magic Pearl” is everything a great story should be and more.

“In the meadow of fantasies”, by Hadi Mohammadi; illustrated by Nooshin Safakho.

“In the meadow of fantasies”, by Hadi Mohammadi, illustrated by Nooshin Safakhoo, translated from Persian by Sara Khalili, Elsewhere Editions, 2021, 40 pages, $ 20 hardcover

Read aloud: 4-7 years.

Read for yourself: 6-7 years old.

A young girl lying in her bed looks at her horse mobile which ignites her imagination and her fantasies. Carried away by her imaginations, she sets off on great adventures with the seven magnificent horses. What she quickly realizes is that six of the horses have their own color, their own house, their dreams and fantasies, but the Seventh Horse has none of those things.

With the help of the girl, the six horses selflessly share what they have with the seventh horse, and eventually the girl’s world becomes full of color and life.

“In the Meadow of Fantasies” is a softly deep book about sharing, imagination and caring for others.

Kendal A. Rautzhan

Kendal A. Rautzhan

This article originally appeared on The Repository: Books to Borrow … Books to Buy: Titles with Imagination, Subtle Messages

Trump publishes photo book of his tenure Fri, 19 Nov 2021 22:16:29 +0000

Donald J. Trump is publishing a book of photographs celebrating his tenure as president, according to a statement from his office. Entitled “Our Journey Together,” the book includes over 300 photographs and captions written by Mr. Trump.

The book will be released on December 7. It is published by Winning Team Publishing, a publishing house co-founded by Donald Trump Jr. and Sergio Gor, who worked for Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. It is not known if Mr. Trump purchased the book. to traditional publishers, but several industry executives said they had not heard of the book.

“Our Journey Together” – which is priced at $ 74.99, or $ 229.99 for a signed copy – is not a complete throwback on his presidency. Rumors of a more comprehensive brief by Mr. Trump have circulated in recent months. The former president bragged about turning down offers from two publishers. This summer, in a statement released by his Political Action Committee, Mr. Trump said he “writes like crazy” and pledged that “when the time comes, you’ll see the book of all books.”

The compilation of photos will be available for sale through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and on a website called 45books.