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Turning the Page on the Pandemic: Local Bookstores vs. COVID

Turning the Page on the Pandemic: Local Bookstores vs. COVID

Hudson Valley bookstores were shut down when COVID hit, so they had to develop strategies to keep their businesses running and the books moving. They turned to social media to create a virtual browsing effect for the community, established curbside pick up and delivery, and planned for their reopening. Despite the challenges they faced during lockdown, now their doors are finally open and people can once again peruse the aisles for books under established and maintained health protocols.

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Author Q&A: Glenn Nystrup

On Dealing with Anger in the Classroom
Glenn Nystrup talks with us about his book, 'Anger in the Classroom'.

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Six Books for Your July Reading List

Carolyn Quimby reviews Nothing Can Hurt You, a kaleidoscopically told murder novel by Bard alum Nicola Maye Goldberg, plus five short book reviews.

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Five Online Hudson Valley Arts Activities

For your consideration, here’s our current roundup of artistic happenings.

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The Joy of Botanical Drawing

Wendy Hollender's Latest Book Teaches Bite-Sized Lessons in Botanical Illustration
Illustrator Wendy Hollender’s latest book, The Joy of Botanical Illustration, takes the amateur artist on a journey from assembling the basic materials through methods for drawing scientifically accurate fruit, flowers, and leaves.

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Six Books for Your June Reading List

A review of Scott Spencer’s new novel An Ocean Without a Shore, plus short takes on new books by Jim Metzner, David Taylor Ives, Mark Morgenstern, Bethany Slatman, and Barbara Linn Probst.

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When Will the Libraries Reopen?

The Conflicting Guidance on Reopening Libraries in NYS
A library is a space for quiet reflection and research, but it also provides a sense of community: a safe space where children and teens can enjoy afternoon programs, a free resource for adults to further their careers, a haven for introverts who enjoy the calm of being among neighbors without the mundane small talk.

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Book Review | Gail Godwin | Old Lovegood Girls

Jane Kinney Denning reviews bestselling author Gail Godwin's new novel Old Lovegood Girls, about a tight friendship between two writers at a women's junior college.

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The City We Became

A Conversation with N. K. Jemisin on New York, the Homogenization of Whiteness, and Her Latest Book
On the heels of her latest book release, award-winning fantasy writer N.K. Jemisin speaks with Chronogram about her novel, The City We Became, the history of New York City, and the threats it faces today amidst the rapidly advancing tide of gentrification and homogenization.

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Local Chefs Share their Cookbook Recommendations

8 Cookbooks to Broaden Your Culinary Horizons and Inspire Your #QuarantineCuisine
With everyone on lockdown, Americans are cooking and baking more than ever. Before you tire yourself out on the same old recipes, why not use this time to expand your culinary repertoire. We asked Hudson Valley chefs for their top cookbook recommendations, and threw in a couple of our own too.

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4 Pandemic-Themed Books to Read While Stuck at Home

Whether Your Seeking Wisdom, Context, Commiseration, or Distraction These Books Will Get You There
We reached out to Hudson Valley bookstore owners to ask for their favorite epidemic-themed

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14 Seclusion Selections for Your (Growing) Reading List

Local Bookstore Owners Share their Quarantine Book Picks
Who better to help us fill out our reading list than the owners and employees of the Hudson Valley's independent bookstores? Classics and new releases; memoirs, essays, fiction, and historical fiction, here are the 13 books they recommend reading while cooped up in quarantine.

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6 Hudson Valley Books for Your April Reading List

Anne Pyburn Craig reviews Carol Goodman’s novel The Sea of Lost Girls, which explores a series of tragedies at a home for wayward girls; plus five short book reviews for your reading list.

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9 Books We're Reading Right Now

From Hilary Mantel to Michael Crichton, Some Fresh Ideas for Your Reading List
From an anthology of writings on the modern immigrant experience, to a biography of legend Janis Joplin, to a 1960s sci-fi thriller on stopping the spread of alien contagion, here are nine books we are reading right now.

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The New Menopause

Author Darcey Steinke Discusses Her Latest Book, Flash Count Diary
Health & Wellness editor Wendy Kagan sits down with author Darcey Steinke to discuss her latest book, Flash Count Diary, and the challenges of menopause in the modern era.

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Tremors from Antarctica: A Photo Essay

Photographer Madeline Cottingham shares notes and starkly beautiful images from a polar expedition she took to Antarctica last year, the subject of her new book.

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