Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:35
...A Time To Read
The Missouri Center for the Book (MCB) recently named George Hodgman's, "Bettyville" (Viking, 2015) as the winner of the first Ardis L. Glenn Prize. The prize is named in honor of noted Kansas City Antiquarian Bookseller, Ardis L. Glenn. Hodgman's memoir, equal parts compassion and humor, recount his return to Paris, Missouri from his literary life in New York to take care of his aging mother.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:42
"...I believe we are often the most triumphant when revealed at our most human." George Hodgman
For Immediate News Release
Contact: Larisa Cassell
The Missouri Center for the Book (MCB) is proud to announce the selection of “Bettyville” by George Hodgman (Viking, 2015) as its choice for the best Missouri book published in 2015.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 19:01
Naomi Williamson, President of The Missouri Center for the Book
The Missouri Center for the Book is proud to announce the results of our recent election of new officers.
Naomi Williamson, President
Jim Baumlin, Vice President
Madeline Matson, Secretary
Donna Essner, Treasurer
Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:39
The Missouri Center for the Book is very fortunate to have April Roy, the Branch Manager of the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, as one of its board members. April has represented the MCB at two National Book Festivals in Washington D.C. The prestigious " I Love My Librarian Award" was recently added to her well-earned list of accomplishments. Congratulations April!
December 2, 2015
Submitted by tpeters on Sun, 11/22/2015 - 20:05
Ardis L. Glenn, April, 2005
Dove Cottage, Grasmere, The Lake District, England
Recommendations for outstanding books published in 2015 with a Missouri connection are now being accepted for the 2016 Missouri Center for the Book Ardis L. Glenn Prize. Nominations must be submitted by midnight Friday, January 15, 2016.
Submitted by tpeters on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:51
Arts and Crafts Period Books
The following article was written by Larisa Cassell, former president of the MCB board and proprietor of Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books in Richmond, Missouri. Larisa, along with fellow board member, Annette Kolling - Buckley, proprietor of Columbia Books in Columbia, Missouri, is a member of the prestigious Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America. Larisa and Annette are two of only three ABAA members in the state of Missouri.
Submitted by tpeters on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:22
Join us Monday, October 19, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University for "King John versus Magna Carta: Literary Representations from Shakespeare to Sir Walter Scott" presented by Dr. James S. Baumlin, Distinguished Professor in the English Department at Missouri State University.
Submitted by tpeters on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 17:16
The annual National Book Festival was held in Washington DC on Saturday, September 5, 2015. The Missouri book selected to feature this year was Painting for Peace in Ferguson, authored by Carol Swartout Klein (standing). April Roy (seated) and her daughter, Lena (The Stamp Champ) Roy, were all smiles, as no doubt was photographer Kristina Makansi, the other MCB Board Member representing the state of Missouri at this well-attended festival celebrating books, authors, readers of all ages, literacy, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and others who use and value books.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:56
PAINTING FOR PEACE IN FERGUSON By Carol Swartout Klein
Missouri Center for the Book's Selection for the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 5, in Washington, D.C.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:08
Tom Peters, President, Missouri Center for the Book
February 14, 2015. The Mercantile Library. St. Louis, Missouri.