A new source for book reviews: SRRT Reviews, book reviews from the Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletter. Our titles are reviewed there periodically, along with many others. Bookmark it for collection development.
I recently encountered some interesting data on the academic book market, in an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, by Albert N. Greco, Robert, M. Wharton, and Falguni Sen, titled, “The Price of University Press Books: 2009-2011.” According to data from YBP, in 2011, the total number of books … Read more Academic book pricing – Where Library Juice Press stacks up
Journalism students at the University of Missouri have published a very important report on book censorship in Missouri. It makes for chilling, but necessary reading. Take a look here.
Auslander & Fox, Litwin Books’ imprint for general readers (i.e. not academic titles), has just published its first novel: Walt, by Ian Stoba. Walt is a wildly fun read that is over too quickly, and features a simple lobster fisherman from Tristan de Cunha, who hears unfamiliar music in his head that leads him to … Read more New novel from Auslander & Fox: Walt
Library Juice Press recently published Greening Libraries, which is about green and sustainable practices in library operations and planning. We have just made co-editor Monika Antonelli’s chapter available for free online: “The Public Library’s Role in the Transition Towns Movement.” We hope that you enjoy it and will consider purchasing the book for your library.
Class and Librarianship: Essays at the Intersection of Information, Labor and Capital. Edited by Erik Sean Estep (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) and Nathaniel F Enright (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). To be published by Library Juice Press in 2013. The current crisis of capitalism has led to the renewed interest in Marxism and its core … Read more Call for Chapters: Class and Librarianship
Call for Papers: Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada Forthcoming volume in the series Archives, Archivists, and Society. Series editor: Richard J. Cox. Publisher: Litwin Books, LLC, Los Angeles, CA Volume editors: Dr. Dominique Daniel, Assistant Professor, Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages, Kresge Library, Oakland University (daniel [at] oakland.edu) and … Read more CfP: Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada
Greening Libraries Editors: Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough Price: $32.00 Published: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936117-08-6 It is difficult to turn on the television or read a news story today without learning about how green and sustainable practices are being implemented throughout society. Libraries are not exempt from these broader trends. In some cases, libraries and … Read more New Book: Greening Libraries
If you’re at the ALA conference in Anaheim this weekend, stop by the Library Juice Press/Litwin Books booth in the exhibits hall to pick up a discount order form, which gives you 20% off on all of our titles. The booth is at the end of the hall, #2769. We have examples of all 34 … Read more 20% conference discount on Library Juice Press and Litwin Books
Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century Editors: Lyz Bly and Kelly Wooten Price: $30.00 Published: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936117-13-0 Printed on acid-free paper Number 2 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, series editor. Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and … Read more Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century
Call for Papers: Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond
Call for Papers TITLE: Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond (An Edited Collection) EDITOR: Melissa Morrone is a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library and has been involved in Radical Reference as well as other social justice groups. BOOK ABSTRACT: In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to … Read more Call for Papers: Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond
Allie and the Monster Who Said Blah Blah Blah Author: Rory Litwin Illustrator: Ginny Maki Price: $18.00 ISBN: 978-1-936117-58-1 8.5″ by 8.5″ Published: May 2012 Printed on acid-free paper. For children aged 3 through 6. Allie has a monster problem. A monster is preventing her from sleeping, terrorizing her with his scary “Blah Blah Blahs” … Read more Allie and the Monster Who Said Blah Blah Blah
Shannon Mattern, a faculty member of the New School’s School of Media Studies, has a new and wonderfully wide-ranging article about “little libraries” that gets into a number of issues about public space, community involvement, and the essence of librarianship. (Disclosure: I’m quoted in the piece, but that’s not why I like it.) “Little Libraries … Read more Librarianship and “Tactical Urbanism”
At ALA in Anaheim, Wayne Bivens-Tatum will be signing copies of Libraries and the Enlightenment, from 10am to 11am on Saturday the 23rd at the Litwin Books/Library Juice Press booth (booth 2769). We are offering a discount on this book if you purchase it between now and the conference and bring it to the book … Read more Bivens-Tatum Book Signing – Discounts in Advance
We have posted the Preface to Wayne Bivens-Tatum’s Libraries and the Enlightenment, to give readers a better idea of what the book is about. It gives a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book, and is a quick read. Comments are welcome. Wayne will be doing an author appearance/book signing at our booth at ALA in Anaheim … Read more Preface to Libraries and the Enlightenment
Libraries and the Enlightenment Author: Wayne Bivens-Tatum Price: $25.00 Published: March 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936117-42-0 Contemporary American libraries are products of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment–the intellectual and political movement that emerged in 18th century Europe–consolidated various scientific and political ideals into a worldview advocating scientific discovery and experimentation, reason as a touchstone of truth, intellectual freedom … Read more New Book: Libraries and the Enlightenment
We have posted Robert Jensen’s foreword to our recently published book, Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Press Critics of the Progressive Era, by Amy Reynolds and Gary Hicks. It’s a good read. Comment if it interests you…
Library Juice blogger Alan Mattlage has posted a review of Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era, on his own blog. His review provides a good description of what is offered by this book.
Arthur Brisbane is New York Times Public Editor, a position outside the regular editorial team that is supposed to act as the reader’s representative. Followers of this blog have probably already heard about his recent post, “Should the Times be a Truth Vigilante?, which many readers found maddeningly stupid. Brisbane was asking whether NYT reporters … Read more The New York Times, Compromise, and the Past
Litwin Books, LLC is starting a new imprint. Auslander & Fox will publish “books with originality, wit, and perspective,” for a general audience. Publications coming up include a children’s book with a message about television, a fun coffeetable and reference book about nationalist and secessionist movements, and a new translation of a controversial play by … Read more Auslander & Fox