Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Steve Annear Globe Staff February 19, 2019 Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is scheduled to speak at Harvard Book Store Tuesday night to promote her book “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” which has been the center of controversy this month following accusations of plagiarism and inaccuracies.During her appearance at the Harvard Square shop, Abramson, a senior lecturer at Harvard University, is expected to discuss her latest work, which takes a deep dive into the current state of the evolving media landscape.The discussion is free and will include a book signing. It’s being hosted by the Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities. Advertisement Abramson’s book came out Feb. 5. But even before it hit store shelves, critics said excerpts circulating online contained multiple inaccuracies. … [Read more...] about Jill Abramson slated to speak at Harvard Book Store
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What a success story. The “last used bookstore on the Upper West Side” was saved from shuttering thanks to an online fundraiser that collected over $50,000 in four days — and they’ve been crazy busy ever since, the owner said Tuesday. “We’ve had a lot of activity,” said Dorian Thornley, who’s owned Westsider Rare & Used Books since 2002. “Today a lot of people showed up, donating books, saying congratulations, popping in,” said Thornley, 50. “A lot of people before noon, which we certainly weren’t expecting.” Just last week, Thornley was convinced that he’d have to finish the chapter and liquidate his stock amid slumping sales. But when he heard that a GoFundMe set up on behalf of the bibliophiles’ paradise surpassed its goal Sunday afternoon, he was overjoyed — texting one of his employees: “PARTY!!!” Since then, the store has been bustling, “on par with successful … [Read more...] about NYC’s ‘last used book store’ is packed after GoFundMe success
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Posing as Prohibitionists, 2nd Effort Used Online Fakery in Alabama Race Supported by ByScott Shane and Alan Blinder Jan. 7, 2019 The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted. In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret effort to be unmasked. In a political bank shot made … [Read more...] about Posing as Prohibitionists, 2nd Effort Used Online Fakery in Alabama Race
By Jill Vejnoska If you’re a parent, the start of another school year brings only one prospect more frightening than having to rouse your kids out of bed before noon:Getting everything on their school supply lists. Some schools’ lists are jawdroppingly long and precise. You might have to hit several different places just to find the right composition book -- the one with 100 pages, not 80, and it may or may not have to be wide-ruled.The other option -- buying online, including prepacked boxes of supplies from specialized web sites -- can be a more surefire way of finding everything on your list. But you could wind up paying more, or having to wait awhile for delivery.So what’s a dedicated glue stick gumshoe to do? With a couple of metro Atlanta school systems starting as early as July 30 (sorry, Henry and Rockdale county kids) and the remainder rolling out through Aug. 8, we set out to compare and contrast the different buying options. Recommended … [Read more...] about Back-to-school shopping 2018: Online, in-store or pre-packed boxes? What’s the best, cheapest way to get everything on your list?
Raven Used Books. Photo:Gina Beavers Raven Books in Northampton is the quintessential New England used bookstore. Winding stacks of books create a delightful maze that loops in and out of corners. There doesn’t seem to be a square inch of wall that remains unoccupied, and tables of books, live plants, and suspended artifacts makes for a satisfying and unique browsing experience. Raven’s owner Betsy Frederick publishes a simple trifold brochure called Bookstores of the Pioneer Valley. It’s a wealth of information and a surprisingly full list. It includes “the largest, most popular independent bookstores, used & new in western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.” “It was actually Kris’ idea,” Frederick says looking at manager Kristopher Severy. Severy sits at a small desk in a nook to the right of the cash wrap. He pokes his head out to explain how he came up with the idea. “People would stop in and they were always complaining … [Read more...] about Independent Streak: Against the odds, small book stores are on the rise