Comics at LBPH

Comic books and graphic novels are often not the first thing many people think of when they think of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  However, there are … Continued

Afrofuturism and Beyond!

I stumbled across this excellent collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction a few years ago. The title and the idea of a collection that was purposefully made in terms … Continued

Some Staff Favorites!

In the early days of blogging here at LBPH, we occasionally posted about the reading tastes of the staff. Think of it as an informal staff feature. Well, since those … Continued

Cooking with the Red Sparrow

Sometimes people get a book from us and are surprised that a mystery novel will have recipes in it. In the Cozy Mystery genre, it’s popular in some books to … Continued

NLS Firsts!

I was doing a bit of research on the early days of the National Library Service (NLS) and I came across a list of the first talking books that were … Continued

Dark Cute (Yes, this IS about Beanie Babies)

I stumbled on Zac Bissonnette’s book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble shortly after it was published and I was blown away by it for a few reasons. From the first few Beanie fanatics who actually made a great deal of money from selling “rare” beanies (like Humphrey the Camel, Patty the Platypus, and Old Face Teddy), to the development of publications devoted to the hobby and practice, to an interview with the now incarcerated so-called Beanie Baby Murderer, Bissonnette does an amazing job.

Romance By the Numbers!

As the weather turns a bit colder may we suggest heating up your reading with some romance? If you are new to the genre don’t worry! We have you covered. … Continued

Tolkien’s Silmarillion

The universe that JRR Tolkien created in his books is richly textured and expansive. Middle Earth is an amazing creation from one of the most beloved writers of the 20th … Continued