Amazon VS. the Dinosaur

Can anyone compete with Amazon? That’s the question that’s been flying around the publishing world; especially now that Amazon’s contract negotiations with Hachette Book Group have reportedly turned nasty.

Discover a new mystery

Have you felt that your favorite authors don’t write fast enough to keep you in books?

Where Was Your Great-Grandmother Born?

Many of our great-grandmothers came to this country from other lands.   Some may have lived right here in Watertown.    Maybe you have a famous person in your family’s past

The Joys of Re-Reading

Are you a fan of visiting with friends or family, or spending vacation time in the same place every year?  Then, if you haven’t tried it, you might like to reread a favorite book.  If you

Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser

Readers who appreciate literature, or who would like to increase their knowledge of it would do well to read, Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser.  It is a compa

This is going to sound like a joke, but it’s not.

Two months ago I purchased the book Overwhelmed: Work Love and Play When No One Has the Time for the library.

A Selfish Reader

I was recently at the gym, where I overheard an acquaintance of mine talking about a book she’s been reading.

It's Library Snapshot day!!!

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?   Each year, library staff members all over the state pause to snap pictures of the varied and wonderful activities taking place within the walls of their lib

Historical Biography – The Peabody Sisters…by Megan Marshall

It is rewarding to read historical biography because it details the life of a person and how he or she was perceived by others.