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Read 5 of Maya Angelou's most influential poems

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:15pm
Here is a list of five of her most popular poems: Mia Watkins |

Maya Angelou's most inspirational quotes about life, love and happiness

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:21am
Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou died at her home Wednesday, leaving behind a literary legacy of award-winning and inspirational work spanning more than half a century. Alex McDaniel

Mason the Brave Tornado Dog from Alabama featured in new book from People magazine

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:00am
After being carried away by winds and missing for 17 days, Mason, a 2-year-old terrier mix crawled back to his Smithfield home on broken front legs. Kelly Kazek |

British Education Secretary didn't ban 'To Kill A Mockingbird' after all

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:58am
Reports of British Education Secretary Michal Gove nixing American literary classics such as Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" are false, according to him. Mia Watkins |

How to Save Money on Books and Magazines

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:00am
  Love to read? I do, too. But buying brand new books and magazines at a retail store can put a serious dent in your wallet. Here's the secret to getting an armload of books and contemporary magazines for less... LaCherylCillie

Meet a mix of Mobicon's colorful characters

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 5:35pm
Fruity cats and genetically mutated teens Tamara Ikenberg |

Nominations sought for newly launched Alabama Writers Hall of Fame

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:50am
Alabama's first comprehensive Alabama Writers Hall of Fame will soon be launched, thanks to a joint initiative of two statewide literary arts entities.

The Man with Three Eyes and 20 other Alabama listings in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:30am
Intrigued, I began looking up a few other Ripley's Believe It or Not listings from Alabama, Kelly Kazek |

Page and Palette bookstore partners with imATHLETE to offer new book by George Hincapie

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:46am
George Hincapie has selected imATHLETE – a sports registration company that is changing the way event organizers engage with athletes – in conjunction with Page and Palette bookstore, as the exclusive online provider of personalized autographed copies of his new book, "The Loyal Lieutenant" during the pre-sale period. and Press-Register staff

Selfie, hashtag and tweep added to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:45am
Merriam-Webster has added more than 150 words and definitions to its 2014 edition, including hashtag, selfie, tweep and even catfish. Alex McDaniel

Page and Palette bookstore to host New York Times bestselling author June 13

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:56am
Page and Palette bookstore will host Daniel James Brown, New York Times bestselling author of "The Boys in the Boat." and Press-Register staff

Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum to present A Celebration of Memories

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:10pm
The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum will honor Windham's June 2 birthday with A Celebration of Memories. and Press-Register staff

Jefferson County Library looking to raise funds for "The Great Give" campaign

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:14pm
Public Libraries in Jefferson County has launched a campaign to raise funds for local libraries. Tamika Moore |

FOX radio host Todd Starnes announces 'God Less' tour stop in Huntsville

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:06pm
FOX News radio host Todd Starnes will be signing copies of his new book, "God Less America" on Saturday, May 17, at the Barnes & Noble in Jones Valley. Kay Campbell |

Recommended reading: "Things I Should Have Told My Daughter"

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:30pm
View full size  If I had the nerve to ask my mother to read her journals - and I don’t – my motivation would be to find out who she is apart from being a wife and mother. (Yes,... Alexis Barton

'Great Give' campaign to raise funds for Jefferson County libraries takes place next week

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:04pm
Public Libraries in Jefferson County is launching a campaign to raise funds for local libraries. Nathan T. Prewett |

Alabama Library Association hands out 53rd annual author awards

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:37pm
Four Alabama authors receive top honors from the advocacy group made up of public, school and university librarians.

'Walking Dead' actor, comic artists appearing at Sho'Nuff Comics for Worldwide Free Comic Day

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:15pm
Sho'Nuff Comics will welcome Theo Crane, who played Big Tiny on AMC's smash zombie hit "The Walking Dead," at the storewide sale on Saturday. Ben Flanagan |