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  • Shannon Muir Looks Inside… The word antiquarian, or even the less complex word rare, conjures up images of dusty tomes when used in relation to books. However, when AmoXcalli blog host Gina Ruiz and I visited The 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair on 13th February, 2016, our discoveries were anything of the sort! The year’s theme was A Wonderland of […] No responses February 27, 2016
  • Shannon Muir “Professional to Professional” – An Inside Look At Kobo User Experience I got the opportunity to meet with James Wu, Director of User Experience – Devices for Kobo while at Book Expo America 2013 at the Javits Center. We talked about how Kobo develops its devices with consumers of content in mind. The goal at Kobo is to understand how to translate the user experience by […] No responses June 2, 2013
  • Shannon Muir Reviews The Gift     The Gift (Enhanced Ebook Edition) Andrea J. Buchanan Publisher: Open Road Media Language: English ISBN-10: 1453220232 ISBN-13: 978-1453220238 Kindle ASIN: B006X7ZU2C This reviews the media-added ebook version of a tale originally released by Open Road Media last year, in which a young woman named Daisy discovers she has electrically charged powers. Managing those […] No responses March 27, 2013
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Planet Taco   Planet Taco – A Global History of Mexican Food Author: Jeffrey M. Pilcher Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN-10: 0199740062 ISBN-13: 978-0199740062 ASIN: B008L3SMTY   Planet Taco talks about how the taco grew from a small regional type of food into a diversified global cuisine. It breaks down how tacos started as the food of […] No responses October 1, 2012
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1 Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1 Author: Kurtis J Wiebe Illustrator: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Shadowline (an imprint of Image Comics)   Collecting the first few issues of the PETER PANZERFAUST comic series, this story retells the classic of PETER PAN in a World War II context.  A group of French teen orphans find themselves rescued by a […] No responses September 24, 2012
  • ALA President expresses deep concern and dismay about closure of Georgia Archives to the public CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan sent  the following letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal regarding the recent announcement to close the Georgia Archives to the public: “As President of the American Library Association, with more than 60,000 members across the country (including over 1,500 public, school, and academic librarians, archivists and […] No responses September 22, 2012
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants funds to ALSC, YALSA CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $226,876 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). ALSC and YALSA will use the grant to support two important initiatives, El día de los niños/El día de los […] No responses September 15, 2012
  • KOBO AND INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES JOIN FORCES TO EXPAND EREADING ACROSS THE U.S. NEW YORK – August 29, 2012 – Kobo, a leader in eReading with over 10 million registered users worldwide, and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) today announced a new partnership to bring Kobo’s world-class eReading platform to independent bookstores across the United States.  By partnering with the nearly 2,000 ABA-member stores, Kobo continues its successful […] No responses September 15, 2012
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Garment of Shadows   Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell #12) Author: Laurie R. King Publisher: Random House ISBN-10: 0553807994 ISBN-13: 978-0-553-80799-8 ASIN: B007JC2ELA   Sometimes people adapting well known characters in the literary public domain goes very well, and other times horribly wrong. Laurie R. King managed to do that successfully and bring her own spin to things […] No responses September 4, 2012
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Confessions of an Angry Girl   Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) Author: Louise Rozett Publisher: Harlequin Teen ISBN-10:  0373210485 ISBN-13: 978-0373210480 ASIN: B0088NH1BC Rose Zarelli,  just entering her freshman year of high school, carries around a lot of issues. Her father went to Iraq as a contractor and ended up dead, and now her older brother is away […] One response August 28, 2012
  • iStockphoto THE COLLECTIVE COMIC PROJECT Update As part of Shannon Muir’s “Professional to Professional” tour, we took you behind the scenes with the launch of iStockphoto’s COLLECTIVE COMICS PROJECT at Comic-Con. If you haven’t been following the site, here are the major elements that were chosen for the comic project. You can follow the story from the beginning here over the […] No responses August 19, 2012
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Batula   BATULA Writer: Steven T. Seagle Illustrator: Marco Cinello Publisher:Man of Action Studios/Image Comics ISBN-10: 160706572X ISBN-13: 978-1607065722   Livingston is a fruit bat in a country orchard who feels out of place. So, despite warnings, he goes one day to check out the big city. In the city, he finds a bat in a […] No responses August 10, 2012