The Penderwicks Are Back!

Young (and not so young) fans of the fictional Penderwick sisters are counting the days until they can read another chapter in the lives of four remarkable sisters who live in a town that sounds an awful lot like Amherst, Mass. Author Jeanne Birdsall’s “The Penderwicks in Spring” arrives at book stores next week.

Rare Books Meet Common Bags At The Mortimer

Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room is known for housing prestigious collections of literary manuscripts and ancient texts. Now, the library is displaying something a bit more frivolous: a collection of old paper and plastic bags from bookstores around the world.