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Spunky Claudette Returns in Dragons Beware

Anne Evans Anne Evans Spunky Claudette Returns in Dragons Beware

Giants Beware has a sequel, and you’ll be happy to discover all of your friends from the first book are back, fearless Claudette, princess-in-training Marie, budding chef Gaston, and their cute pug Valiant. Dragons Beware is loaded with adventure, battles, and magical creatures. When Claudette and Gaston’s father Augustine goes off alone to retrieve his […]

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GCAC Presents: Ohioana Author-Palooza!

David Weaver David Weaver GCAC Presents: Ohioana Author-Palooza!

Ohio’s largest literary event is moving downtown . . . and you’re invited! The Ohioana Library has been collecting, preserving, and celebrating Ohio literature since it was founded in 1929 by then-Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper (an avid reader who wanted a collection of books by Ohio authors in the Governor’s Mansion). Its tagline […]

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How to Turn History into Empathy with Jennifer Chiaverini

Tyler Clementi Tyler Clementi How to Turn History into Empathy with Jennifer Chiaverini

Want to create empathy for people who lived more than one hundred years ago? Learn from Jennifer Chiaverini, a New York Times bestselling author who visits the Book Loft on March 9 for a reading and book signing event. Chiaverini is bringing her newest book, Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, with her. The historical fiction […]

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Breakfast with Nick Relaunches Site, Reworking Book

Walker Evans Walker Evans Breakfast with Nick Relaunches Site, Reworking Book

Nick Dekker is hands-down the most well known connoisseur of breakfast foods in Columbus, with over seven years of blogging on the topic under his belt and recognition from the New York Post earlier this year to boot. Yesterday, Dekker unveiled a new look to his site that he hopes will help in taking things […]

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Kahiki History Told Anew in Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise

Anne Evans Anne Evans Kahiki History Told Anew in Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise

What else is left to be said of the Kahiki? When Doug Motz gave us a history lesson a couple of years ago, he covered quite a bit. Little did he know that that column would lead to an opportunity to delve deeper into the topic and discover even more memories, more history, and new […]

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Local Artist Hiroshi Hayakawa Releases Latest Origami Book

Aimee Hancock Aimee Hancock Local Artist Hiroshi Hayakawa Releases Latest Origami Book

Local artist and associate professor at Columbus College of Art and Design, Hiroshi Hayakawa, is set to release his new book on August 5th, titled “Paper Monsters and Curious Creatures.” Hayakawa previously created three other books, his first having been released in 2009. All four books consist of detailed lessons on how to create various […]

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Thurber House Author Describes his Favorite Part of 1950’s Dating

 Kayla Geyer Thurber House Author Describes his Favorite Part of 1950’s Dating

According to August 6th Thurber House author Tony Mendoza, the U.S. is the land of happily unsupervised dates. Cuban-born author/photographer Mendoza reminisced about his early experiences in America during an interview with Craft. His latest novel, Cuban Summer, is placed in 1954 Cuba, the same time Mendoza was a teen living there before he permanently […]

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