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Flooded bookstore asks for support through sales
Energy
Published in 6-6-2016
    477 Visits

One of Houston's independent bookstores took a hit from this week's flooding, and the staff is seeking support. Murder By The Book is still open and, for the time being, all author appearances are still on the schedule. But the floor's a mess right now, and the store has lost sales and traffic all week.

Reference: www.chron.com
University of Houston student uncovers an unknown work by Walt Whitman
Energy
Published in 6-6-2016
    831 Visits

Much of Walt Whitman's journalism has been lost to the ages, published under pen names and buried in the faded folds of 19th-century newspapers that have never been digitized.

But University of Houston scholar and doctoral candidate Zachary Turpin has discovered a 13-part, 47,000-word series the poet wrote for the New York Atlas in 1858, under the name Mose Velsor.

Reference: www.chron.com
Amazon names its top 20 'most well-read cities'
Energy
Published in 6-6-2016
    819 Visits

Four Texas cities made the list of Amazon's "most well-read" places in America - and yes, Houston's in the top 20.

Reference: www.chron.com
Summer reading starts now
Energy
Published in 6-6-2016
    980 Visits

Summer is prime time to do some serious reading. So we've rounded up a dozen of the new novels we're most looking forward to this summer.

Reference: www.chron.com
Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 30-5-2016
    1083 Visits

Texas' turning point is documented in a new book by historian and journalist Bartee Haile.

Haile's book, "Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil," was released in March and has garnered much attention for its colorful storytelling, which includes scandalous tales of crime and corruption that followed Beaumont's Spindletop well striking oil in 1901.

Reference: www.chron.com


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