Many thanks to everyone who voted and promoted on Facebook for our travel display during the recent Wiley Library Team contest–a late avalanche of votes put us well over the top! In further good news, the Wiley contest promoters have also promised to award all five library finalists with 50 fine, free travel books–no one loses! Special thanks go to Geraldine Maniere and her Power Crew for supporting the Library in the clutches. May her socially aware and civically active students be a factor in many elections in the future. We received support for the contest from patrons and friends from all over Ketchum, Idaho, and around the world. Every vote counted!
I will update when I find out how the new books will be chosen and when they will be added to the shelves for all our peripatetic patrons and armchair ambulators. Let me know if you have a favorite state or country that is underrepresented for your needs–we do our best to keep guides current and up to date for all our travelers.
The October book cart has been sent off, and new publications should be filtering out into the Fiction Rental and New Nonfiction stacks in a week or less. Some late October publications have only recently reached the shelves, including a new book by Thomas Friedman (author of The World is Flat)– That Used to be Us is co-written by Michael Mandelbaum, which explores globalization, information technology, chronic deficits and unbalanced energy consumption, and some possible macroeconomic ways to approach those challenges. Or, if you prefer a more rural and microcosmic personal approach to home economics, there’s the Back to Basics Handbook, a guide to buying and working land, by Abby R. Gehring. Jeffrey Sachs has written The Price of Civilization-Reawakening America’s Virtue and Prosperity, a study in how the shift of the focus of government from the public good to special interests has left the economy vulnerable to collapse–it is due to be released early this October. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “…a hard-hitting brief for a humane economy.”