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Library: For ‘everyone who
hasn’t read everything’

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Cynthia Chelius is an information desk clerk in Youth & Adult: Services and Collections at the AADL.

Cynthia Chelius is an information desk clerk in Youth & Adult: Services and Collections at the AADL.

If you are the kind of book lover whose reading pleasure includes reading about books, and if you are always looking for your next read but want a fresh source for ideas, then look at Bookmarks Magazine, found in the Periodicals Department of the Downtown Library.

Published six times a year, it includes a panoply of informative and fun features for the bibliophile. Every issue highlights the profile of a real-life book group; readers’ personal “Have you read…?” lists; biographies/interviews with outstanding authors; bibliographies of reading around a specific theme such as native cultures, the immigrant experience or nature and the environment; award winners; and “best books of the year” lists.

The book selections in Bookmarks are reviewed with their own carefully honed evaluations as well as excerpts of reviews from many other sources. The last page is always a feature called “The Year in Books” where all the bestsellers, award winners and notable books from a past year are remembered. (It was 1983 when “The Color Purple” won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award.) With lots of ideas to keep you in books, and plenty of lists to tantalize for years to come, Bookmarks is for “everyone who hasn’t read everything.”

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