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Book Trailer: What Makes Us Unique

When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people’s differences and that ultimately, we are all much more alike than we are different. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. 


Libraries and the Places We Call Home

Joyce Skokut, Director, Collection Development, Ingram Library Services

Life sure can take some interesting turns. A casual mention by a proud mom spurred a whole series of events, including the writing of this article. I am responsible for Collection Development, aka Content Curation, at Ingram Library Services. Last week one of my team members (and proud mom), Rita Allison, happened to mention to me that her son, Brian Allison, has his second book coming out this fall, Murder & Mayhem in Nashville. That casual mention came on the heels of a few related events.  


Banned Books Week 2016

This will be a banner year for booksellers who place an early order through the Ingram Content Group’s Banned Books Week promotion, which began August 31. 


Books Can Take Readers to New Places

Modern bookselling has a storied past. Some of the earliest booksellers - including personalities like Benjamin Franklin - were printers. As such, the historical role of bookseller was as a source of ideas and fomenter of progress. 


Library Spotlight: Livingston Parish Library

We reached out to Jennifer Seneca, Assistant Director, Livingston Parish Library to find out what makes their library program so unique and successful.  


Ingram Wire Current Events

This month’s video is brought to you by the Ingram Wire. Pat and Gail discuss books on current events they’ve enjoyed and are looking forward to: The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins, Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz, The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt, and The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward. 


Recap: Digital Learning Materials & University Presses

The demand for enhanced, interactive digital learning materials from the realm of higher education—students, teachers, and admins—is gaining more momentum every day. In our most recent #Built4UP (formerly #BuildUP) Twitter chat, Andy Cagle and Paget Hetherington from VitalSource discussed how their wide range of services can help university presses capitalize on the transition to digital course materials to achieve greater levels of success and sustainability.  


Paying Tribute to Reference Book Favorites

By Philip Wallace, Marketing Systems & Content Analyst

Trivial Pursuit first came on the scene during my 1980s teen existence, and I became obsessed with that board game over the next few years. It didn’t hurt that my little rural community shut down completely when it snowed, so that became a fun indoor leisure activity for my family to supplement Rook, Monopoly, and Scrabble. Yes, I know that qualifies me as the relic of a bygone era.  


Spring Arbor Wire Children’s Books

This month’s video is brought to you by the Spring Arbor Wire. Buyers Melissa and Gail discuss children’s books to get excited about: The Complete Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem, God Gave Us Sleep by Lisa Tawn Bergren, The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer and Gina Detwiler, and The Jesus Bible for Kids retold by Janice Emmerson. 


4 Reasons Why Independent Bookstores Are Thriving

There’s some great news for independent bookstores. Much like Mark Twain, “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” This news comes as a welcome surprise to the reading public, after a wealth of reports in the early 2000s predicted their demise at the hands of big box retailers.