If Rumors Were Horses

Against the Grain V36#1 Little glimmers of the coming spring are appearing here in SC — daffodils and crocuses are blooming already, and some of us are dreading the approach of mass quantities of pollen that will be blanketing our cars, porches, and anything that sits...

If Rumors Were Horses

V35#5 Against the Grain Wow!  Conference time is almost here as I’m writing.  Hard to believe we’ll be seeing all of our friends and colleagues in beautiful downtown Charleston in just a few weeks.  And some of you will be here when you read this!  Be sure to find me...

From Your (grandmothering) Editor Emerita:

V35#5 Against the Grain Did you see the big news?  The Charleston Hub, including the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain, have been acquired by the non-profit publisher Annual Reviews.  We’re all excited about the new ownership but the transition is...

If Rumors Were Horses

Against the Grain V35#4 Whew, we have a lot going on in library and publishing land!  Read on for this installment of “Rumors!”  People A big thank you to Sven Fund for helping to plan and organize the event at Frankfurt mentioned above.  Sven is also...

Tea Time With Katina and Leah

9-15-23 Attention!!  Let’s start writing  about libraries everywhere – not just the US but Canada, the UK, France, Italy, China, Etc., Etc. Send suggestions – editors@charleston-hub.com A growing number of bookstore/bars offer literature and wines by the...

Tea Time With Katina and Leah

8-18-23 Jane Friedman Five books for sale on Amazon were removed after author Jane Friedman complained that the titles were falsely listed as being written by her. The books, which Friedman believes were written by AI, were also listed on the Amazon-owned reviews site...

Tea Time With Katina and Leah

8-11-23 Have you ever thought of writing a novel? Well, a judge’s novel has caused some drama in a courtroom. U.S.  bankruptcy judge, Stacey Jernigan writes legal thrillers with biotech companies, crooked financiers, and Mexican cartels. Her latest is Hedging...