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Bob Wilbur: A Novelty Life

The only plan Bob Wilber had in college was to play baseball 15 years in the big leagues and then go straight into broadcasting. Things did not go according to plan.

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Meet Movie Star Biographer Stephen Michael Shearer

One local author is capturing the glamour, glitz and gossip of the true stories of old Hollywood one book at a time, and proving you’re never too old to begin anew. Woodbury resident Stephen Michael Shearer is a film historian and biographer of three books on the lives of movie stars Patricia Neal, Hedy Lamarr and Gloria Swanson, the first two of which have recently been turned into film projects.

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Teen Reads to Check Out This Summer

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicole Yoon   

Natasha is trying to keep her family from being deported; Daniel is on his way to an interview that will help him get into Yale. Through a series of events, they unexpectedly fall in love.

Scythe by Neal Schusterman

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Love Novels for February

Barnes & Noble in Woodbury offers many romance and relationship books. Here are two recommendations this Valentine’s season.

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh: Orphan Anna Snow has found out that she’s inherited a great fortune. Unwelcome in her new surroundings, a love affair is sparked with a gentleman in her new town.

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Sisters Start a Local Nonprofit to Improve Child Literacy Rates in Washington County

February is I Love to Read Month, and Ann and Clara Radke are doing their part by delivering books to children who don’t have access to them. The sisters created Bound to Be, a nonprofit with a goal of collecting 5,000 books and delivering them to food shelves and family crisis centers in Washington County. “We collect books from people who have books at home that they don’t use anymore, so that they can find their way to people who don’t have books,” says fifth-grader Ann Radke.

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A Book for Everyone

With more than 60,000 books from almost every genre, The Book Corner provides customers with books and audiobooks that they cannot find at larger bookstores. Dawn Maurer, owner of the bookstore, started the business 24 years ago as a way to share her passion with other book lovers.

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