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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.

07/17/2012

"The Time In Between"

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.

07/12/2012

Books (file / credit: clipart.com)

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.

03/16/2012

"In A Fisherman's Language" Kindle Cover

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.

03/01/2012

Greenburgh Public Library - Greenburgh, NY

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.

01/30/2012

"The Watch That Ends The Night" (credit: Random House)

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.

12/01/2011

The main branch of the library on 42nd Street and Fifth Ave. (Credit: AP Photo/New York Public Library, Jonathan Blanc)

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.

09/22/2011

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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.

CBS New York–08/24/2011

New York Public Library - New York, NY (file / credit: Wikipedia)

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.

07/25/2011

Kaleigh Brendle (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

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.

07/18/2011

Pam Allyn (file / credit: LitWorld)

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.

07/07/2011

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Manhattan Man Encourages Dads To Read To Babies In The Womb

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

03/02/2011

Conn. Education Group Reviews Achievement Gap

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A state education commission is set to release recommendations on how to close the achievement gap between low-income Connecticut students and their peers. The Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement says that […]

10/17/2010

Carl Hiaasen’s New Book

Did you hear Carl Hiaasen talk about his new book “Star Island” ?

08/31/2010

Photo Credit: www.babygotbooks.com

New York’s Best Indie Book Shops

Sure, sure, we don’t actually need bookstores anymore. The advent of e-readers like the Kindle, Nook, and iPad have sort of made cutting down trees a necessity of the past.

07/24/2010

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