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Picks of the Litter(ati), August 22

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I’ve just returned from a vacation in Las Vegas where I didn’t read a thing. Not a book, magazine, newspaper, or e-mail. My partner and I commented that we felt like we had been on a media fast, and though it felt great at the time, I was immediately drawn to our shelf of new books, upon my return to work. Here’s what caught my eye today:

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs

Who Are We – And Should it Matter in the Twenty-first Century? by Gary Younge

The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, by Rachel Shteir

If your reading habits have gotten lax over the summer, then venture to your local library and check out our new arrivals! If you’re still in summer mode and not quite ready to start a new book, then browse our music or film collections. Or check out our free programs – new fall program guides just arrived today!


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