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Category: Bookshare Collection Highlights

Kickstart Summer Vacation with the Bookshare Book Club’s June Pick

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff chooses a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversations take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. June’s book will be Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. Turning the classic fairytale treat on its head, Oyeyemi tells the tale of Harriet and Perdita Lee, a mother and daughter pair shrouded in mystery. A possible imaginary homeland, a childhood friend…

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The Marrakesh Treaty in Action: What You Need to Know

On May 8, 2019, the United States joins the list of 82 member nations that have fully ratified the long-awaited Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. If you are wondering exactly what that means, you are not alone. This document outlines the basic provisions and implications of the treaty, especially as it affects the Bookshare community.

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Uncover Forgotten Hollywood Trailblazer with May Book Club Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. May’s book will be The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara. Milicent Patrick brought Creature from the Black Lagoon to life with her monster designs, but her…

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Spring Into April with Bookshare Book Club Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. April’s book is Severance by Ling Ma. Part zombie apocalypse, part office culture, and part coming-of-age novel, Severance follows second-generation, Chinese American, Candace Chen, a disillusioned, millennial office worker in New York. One of the few survivors of…

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Announcing the Bookshare Book Club

Bookshare has long been a community of book lovers who read everything from mystery to romance to spy novels. The only thing we love more than reading books is talking about books. With that in mind, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new book club! Each month Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion on the last Friday of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including…

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Bookshare By the Numbers

At the end of 2017, I shared Bookshare by the Numbers. Since then, our collection and membership has continued to grow and reach new milestones. We have added over 100,000 more members and delivered 2,000,000 more books. We’ve expanded to new countries and added new publisher partners, allowing Bookshare to reach more people with more books than ever before. These numbers show the scale at which software can be used to build a more inclusive future, in this case by providing people with reading barriers with a means to read and access information in ways that work for them. To…

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Celebrate Love With These Valentine’s Day Reads

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a selection of books for adults and teens that explore love in its many forms, from steamy romances to heartwarming friendships. Romance Novels That Want to Be Your Valentine Looking for a love story to set your heart aflutter this Valentine’s Day? Check out the romantic reads from this new collection for adults and teens!  99 Percent Mine, Sally Thorne – Darcy has been in love with her brother Jamie’s attractive, kind, and totally off limits best friend Tom for as long as…

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Valentine’s Day Books to Inspire Love for Reading and Love for Others

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to teach young ones to have love and compassion for those around them. These silly stories and heartfelt reads teach children about the power of love, friendship, and kindness. Books for Young Readers That Teach Love and Kindness These delightful books highlight the value of friendship, empathy, and love for young readers. This is Not a Valentine, Carter Higgins – This clever book pushes children to think about the little ways we show our love to those we care for and admire. This touching story of friendship provides a refreshing, grounded take on Valentine’s…

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