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The Brothers and Sisters Book Club

The name was derived from the first book the book club discussed, "Brothers and Sisters" by BeBe Moore Campbell in 1995. Members meet monthly (for 16 years now) from September-June. Most of the meetings take place in members homes in Gloucester, Burlington, Camden counties in New Jersey and various parts of Philadelphia. Many of the members have traveled together to Paris, France, New York and Philadelphia for trips that include plays, Broadway Musicals and African-American owned restaurants.

Next meeting: Sunday, June 26th at 2:30 pm in Cherry Hill.

Discussion: Ernest. J. Gaines, "Of Love And Dust".

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A.C. Riley is a writer, blogger and Harry Potter enthusiast. Riley holds degrees in both Journalism and Media Studies and Political Science from Rutgers University. She has written articles for Burlington County Times, JerseyMan Magazine and NJ Spotlight. An avid book reader, she enjoys the works of Suzanne Collins, J. K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Curtis Sittenfeld. Her favorite book is the Phantom Tollbooth and the Camp Half-Blood books. She also loves her dog, Lupe, very much. Keep up with her here!

Pres. Clinton Book On Jobs

Saturday, 24 September 2011 13:11 administrator
(Reuters) - Bill Clinton is no longer president but he says he is so concerned about the bleak U.S. economic outlook that he
will set out his blueprint for America in a new book to be published in November.
Clinton's "Back to Work" lays out the former president's plan to get the country "back into the future business," Knopf Chairman and Editor in Chief Sonny Mehta said in a statement.
Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 13:14

Baby Beckham's Name Boosts Book Sales

Sunday, 24 July 2011 12:35 Karen Hunter

According to, the website's sales of "To Kill a Mockingbird" more than doubled after David Beckham revealed that their chosen baby name of Harper for their daughter was partly inspired by the book's author, Harper Lee.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2011 12:37

E-Readers, changing how we read, but also changing what we read?

Thursday, 21 July 2011 19:26 Brock Tilford

By: Tim Robine

Despite the popularity and the transition onto the big screen, the fiction genre often gets a bad rap. The guilty-pleasure, low-culture stigma of the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired fantasy novels can cause most readers to see them all painted with the same brush. But in almost the same way that the Internet has shaken up the newsroom, the e-book has shaken up the book genres as well. Recent studies into the purchases made have shown that genre fiction is not only keeping up with; but also possibly outpacing most other genres, even literary fiction.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:12

Ebooks Put Borders Out Of Business

Monday, 18 July 2011 21:15 administrator

It's official: Borders is no more. Under the pressure of an evolving publishing industry, propelled by the emergence and dominance of ebooks, Borders is shutting down its business. The main reason? According to company president Mike Edwards: The Technology Revolution.

"The rapidly changing book industry, eReader revolution, and turbulent economy, have brought us to where we are now," he said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 13:59

The Dollars and Sense of Digital Books

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 16:59 Lloyd Jassin
In the the mid-to-late-19th Century the custom in England was to publish novels in three volumes which were affectionately known as "triple deckers."  They were published at artificially high prices for subscription library sales, and select readers willing to pay a lot for a new book. Cheap reprints came later.  The genesis of hardcover first.  High prices for new books sold to institutions, followed by cheap editions for the masses.  Commercial publishing is doomed if the price of new books continues to fall. At some point, even free will seem like a lot of money.  Cheap prices devalues literature. That's what the remarkable--and successful--campaign to adopt agency pricing was about.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:25

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