Monthly Archives: July 2015

Summer Reading

Well, here we are…it’s hard to believe, but we’ve arrived at the unofficial dog days of summer. July is a thing of the past, Chicago is finally enjoying a sustained stretch of near-90-degree days, and there’s a sense that nearly … Continue reading

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Go Set A Watchman: Six Questions, Six Answers

If the measure of good (or even decent) literature is that which is capable of evoking emotion, well, Go Set A Watchman sure does that. You start with nervous anticipation, you laugh a bit, you’re bored at times, you’re wistful, … Continue reading

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Emily Reads…Anna North’s The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Books about film are something of a favorite of mine. Despite conflicting reviews, I thought Marisha Pessl’s Night Film was a total pleasure to read (and a love letter to horror, but that’s another review). I cut my reading teeth … Continue reading

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RoscoeBooks Recommends: If You Liked…

We love giving recommendations. It’s always the highlight of our days! But in general, when you stop in to ask for a recommendation, chances are, you get a question right back: What have you read lately that you’ve really enjoyed? … Continue reading

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card catalogs, books, and the digital age

I have been a librarian for over 10 years; my “day job” is a teen librarian in a public library. My “side job” is a bookseller at RoscoeBooks. I am often asked the following questions: Do you think libraries will … Continue reading

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