Valerie Merians

Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.

Hitting the books in Brazil

“Brazil is cutting prison terms for inmates who hit the books behind bars,” says an Associated Press wire story. “The law published Thursday in the official gazette says prisoners willRead more »

Marriage is up, as is pay equity

While the nation’s librarians’ are off at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, we thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at who theseRead more »

Donald Trump, political thinker

“Donald Trump has signed a deal to present his political philosophy in a new book.” according to this report on the Digital Spy website. The book was originally, “Designed to2 / Read more »

Dick Cheney outed by Rachel Maddow

The below video from The Rachel Maddow Show outs ex-Vice President Dick Cheney as copying the image a certain Democratic president for his book cover photo of Cheney’s soon-to-be-launched book,Read more »

In Chicago, the future is now….

A post on points us to this amazing video of the University of Chicago’s new, state-of-the-art , fully automated, Joe and Rika Mansueto Library,”The building, a mammoth sunlit elliptical dome2 / Read more »