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Unshelved strip for 1/25/2015

ALA Midwinter Previews

ALA Midwinter 2015

Could ALA Midwinter be just next week? It could! And this week we were sponsored by five vendors wanting you to pay special attention to them. Look at them! Look at them!

  • W.W.Norton has signings by Kirstin Valdez Qade, Vu Tran, and Mary Norris. Click through for a full schedule of events and giveaways!
  • Penguin Random House has a Superbowl Sunday Book Buzz. Click through for a full schedule of Midwinter events and author lineup.
  • Simon & Schuster will have author Ken Liu, plus biggest books for Spring/Summer 2015! Click through for more information.
  • Penguin will have Jen Lancaster (Twister Sisters) at the AAP Library Family Feud. Click through for a full list of author events
  • HarperCollins has an Adult Book Buzz. Click through to RSVP and see a complete list of author signings.

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a pet sloth, a young man who sets a demon free, Abe Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, a British thug who returns home to find out who killed his brother, young Victorian ladies trying to hide the death of their school's headmistress, and a graphic novel full of true stories of African American history that you should have been taught in school.

Nonfiction Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about the holy-crap moments of parenting, Kitty Genovese's murder, large and small art that uses a sense of scale, serious and funny answers to science questions, a man's love affair with his wife, the Boston Red Sox 2004 championship season, the North American Soccer League, and a graphic novel history of Japan.

Living Language

Living Language

Our sponsor this week is Living Language, a different sort of language learning service from the fine folks at Books on Tape:

In today’s world, effective language learning is more necessary than ever, whether patrons desire to become savvier travelers, get ahead in business or at school, or better communicate with other community members. Founded in 1946 and developed for the U.S. State Department to train overseas soldiers and diplomats during World War II, Living Language lets you learn like an adult. No gimmicks, no tricks.

Sign up for a free webinar and you could get a globe beach ball!

Happy Birthday Bill

It's my birthday! And Gene celebrated, as is our tradition, by drawing the strip today. And rather adorably, I don't mind saying. Thanks, Gene!

P.S. For my birthday I want lots of new readers for my my other comic Not Invented Here, a different sort of workplace comedy than Unshelved.

This classic Unshelved strip

originally appeared on 5/19/2004. Buy a signed print

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According to the law, if there’s cheese it belongs to the rat who finds it. But there are exceptions.

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