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Good Ol’ Random History

I stopped by Amazing Alonzo the other day and picked this beauty up for a cheap 6 bucks. Packed full of weird facts and stories of history dating back to Moses. Topics range from how we used to treat the mentally ill, crime and punishment (including mass executions of heretics and misconceptions of the guillotine), cocaine cough drops, and did you know that the French had a fascination with enemas well through the 19th century?! Seriously good read. Pretty certain they don’t have another copy, but search for it.

May 1 Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, Fundraiser for Duluth Public Library

Saturday, May 1, Barnes and Noble Duluth hosts a Bookfair to benefit Friends of the Duluth Public Library. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Library. Vouchers are available online at

Duluth Library Book Sale 2009 – recycling at its best

Duluth Library book sale – Friends of the DPL fundraiser 2009 – Come again next August

Library Used Book Sale Aug 18-21

Friends of the Duluth Public Library
Annual Grand Used Book Sale

Aug 18-21, 2009

Come get bargain books, DVDs, videos, CDs, vinyl and more at the annual book sale held at the Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Aug 19 and 20 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the bag sale on Friday, Aug 21. The sale is open to Friends members only on Tuesday, Aug 18 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be a special handicap-accessible shopping time from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wed, Aug. 19. Book categories include children’s books, fiction, biographies, cookbooks, nature, and much more. People can join Friends at the book fair or on-line at www.duluth.lib.mn.us/CS/Friends.html.

A silent auction will be held on the library upper level during the book fair and will have rare and unique books.

On Saturday, Aug 22, there will be a Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble at the Miller Hill Mall. Purchases made on that day will help to raise funds for the Friends of Library. The support voucher can be picked up at the book sale, at the library, or on-line at www.duluth.lib.mn.us/CS/Friends.html.

One Book, One Community 2009

Proud to announce that the One Book, One Community selection for this spring is Population 485 by Michael Perry. Small town life viewed through the lens of an EMT re-entering his community after being gone for 12 years. Raucous, tragic, humorous, touching and insightful – these accounts are written with a careful ear for language and a finger on the pulse of the relationships that make and sustain communities. More info at Norlight Lit Life

Minnesota Book Awards 2009 Duluth Finalists

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Books by Tony Dierckens (Crossing the Canal) and Chris Monroe (Monkey with a Toolbelt) are finalists in the Minnesota Book Awards.

Huzzah and congratulations!

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