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That Magical, Mystical Book On Witchcraft from 1584

Posted by: Neely Tucker

  We first ran this piece last year at Halloween. It proved so popular year-round that we reprint it this Halloween season. It was co-researched and co-written by digital library specialist Elizabeth Gettins, who also had the brilliant idea for the piece. An ancient tome delving into the dark arts of witchcraft and magic…a book …

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Remembering Toni Morrison

Posted by: Wendi Maloney

This is a guest post by Guy Lamolinara of the Library’s Center for the Book. The loss of the incomparable writer Toni Morrison leaves a gaping hole in the literary landscape. Fortunately for us, before she died on Monday, she filled the world with prose that touched millions of readers worldwide. Through her novels, children’s …

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Eisner Winner! Library’s “Drawn to Purpose”

Posted by: Neely Tucker

"Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists," a lavishly illustrated study of the field written by Library curator Martha H. Kennedy, won the 2019 Eisner Award for the Best Comics-Related Book at San Diego's Comic-Con International this weekend. It was published by Library in association with the University of Mississippi Press.