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Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about punk rock animals, typists, a stalker, an aging professor turned screenwriter, a painter whose work made him fabulously wealthy, an insane workplace mystery, the interconnectedness of all people, and a book full of essays on film.

Books for Boys

Spare Parts Wolf in White Van Good House Endsinger The Heart Does Not Grow Back

This season our sponsor Macmillan Library is all about boys and their adventures in growing up. The boys whose DIY robot bests MIT, the boys who attend a terrifyingly real boarding school (in the future), and the boys who use gaming as a means of salvation… Get to know them all!!

Final Week

Unshelved Goes Digital Final Week

We've reached the final week of the Unshelved Goes Digital Kickstarter. Late last night we passed the $35k stretch goal, which means we'll be recording authors commentaries for our first five books. Thank you! Fittingly, Bill has been looking forward to this and Gene has been dreading it. Welcome to our world.

There's still lots more we want to accomplish. If we get to $40k we'll release ebooks of Unshelved collections Reader's Advisory and Large Print to libraries to circulate for free. At $45k we'll record authors commentaries for all our books. At $50k we'll release ebooks of Too Much Information, Bibliovores, and our upcoming eleventh collection to to libraries to circulate for free. And if we manage to make it to $55k and beyond we've got some awesomely cool stuff to give backers. So please help support Unshelved by pledging today and spreading the word!

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about plants, cowboys, menopause, an intern in Hell, celebrity diets, family ghosts, a dead beekeeper, and an art student turned waitress.

Heading South

My family's roadtrip is going great! We are currently touring through New England, where I'll be giving my Cartooning in the Digital Age public program in Bethlehem, NH, Lewiston, ME, and Medway, MA. Then I have several programs in Virginia. You can see my full schedule at our Talks & Appearances page.

We'll be in the Carolinas in late November, Georgia in early December, and Florida in late December and January. If you would like to hire me to teach cartooning in your library, drop me a line!

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Daring adventurer Delilah Dirk saved Selim's life because he makes the finest tea in Europe. Now he is in her debt.

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Our next appearances

Oct 12 Baldwinsville, NY
Baldwinsville Public Library
1pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Oct 17 Bethlehem, NH
Bethlehem Public Library
6pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Oct 23 Lewiston, ME
Lewiston Public Library
4:30pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Oct 24 Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Library Association
How to Ban a Book (Gene)

Oct 26 Medway, MA
Medway Public Library
1pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Oct 29 Lake Chelan, WA
WALE
Too Much Information (Gene)

Nov 2 Chantilly, VA
Chantilly Regional Library
3pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Nov 7 Tinley Park, IL
Illinois School Library Media Association
Funny Thing (Gene & Bill)

Nov 8 Lake Villa, IL
Lake Villa District Library
1pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Nov 13 Charlottesville, VA
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
6pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

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