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WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘Gone’

Family, love, success… and the lack of it. That’s the premise of the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Cathi Hanauer.


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WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘Black List’

For this week’s summer Beach Reads segment, we’ve got another thriller.


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Stories From Main Street: Little Free Library Opens On Sloatsburg Lawn

Not everyone is grabbing an e-book this summer. Some bibliophiles are opening their own little front lawn libraries, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.


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Top 5 Summer Beach Reads

For a look at some of the hottest summer reads, The Couch turned to People magazine. Books editor Kim Hubbard has compiled a lit of the books to throw in your beach bag or download onto your e-reader.


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WCBS 880 Special Series: Beach Reads – ‘The Time In Between’

Every Thursday from now until the end of the summer, we’ll highlight a book that’ll make for a good read this summer.


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Irish Arts Center Giving Away Free Books In Five Boroughs

In the early and mid-1800s, the Irish and Chinese lived side-by-side in the rough and tumble Five Points. Today, there is a coming together for two cultures that might still seem foreign to one another.


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Connecticut Man Learns To Read, At 98-Years-Old!

Do you think you’re too old to learn? You might think differently after reading this story.


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Stories From Main Street: New York Tax Cap Hits Greenburgh Public Library Hard

Storytime is wildly popular at the Greenburgh Public Library. Unfortunately, this year, there will be no new books to read because of New York State’s new 2 percent tax cap.


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Fairfield Town Librarians Select Book For All To Read

The town librarians in Fairfield have chosen a free verse novel, call it a compelling read, and expect thousands of residents to be turning the pages.


New York Public Library Extends Amnesty Program

If you’re under 18-years-old and have an overdue or missing book borrowed from a branch of the New York Public Library, there is some good news for you.


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New York’s 5 Best Independent Book Shops

Ditch your e-reader and curl up with a good book. Here are the five best independent book stores in New York City.

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New York Public Library Announces Amnesty Program For Youths

There are 140,000 kids who owe fines and the New York Public Library has found a way to help them pay it off and keep reading.


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Stories From Main Street: Visually Impaired Freehold Girl Doesn’t Let Her Condition Hold Her Back

For a moment, close your eyes and enter the world of someone who is blind.


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Westchester County Woman Headed On Literacy Mission To Kenya

Pam Allyn is busy packing up books and lessons before her plane to Kenya leaves on Friday.



Manhattan Man Encourages Dads To Read To Babies In The Womb

Elvin Freytes knows he missed out on a lot as a kid.