Tag Archives: books

Book World Inc. Announces The Closing of All Its Locations

Book World Inc. announced that it will be closing down all 45 store locations in January. The company attributed its declining revenue on the popularity of electronic book reading devices such as Kindle, Nook, and Tablets as well as the inability to keep up with online shopping prices. Book World said on their website, “With great sadness, we must tell ... Read More »

Cornerstone Press to Publish “The Appointed Hour” by Susanne Davis

Cornerstone Press of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has contracted Susanne Davis, to publish her debut collection of short stories, “The Appointed Hour”, set to be released on Dec. 7, 2017. Davis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and she teaches creative writing at Trinity College and the University of Connecticut. Her stories have been featured in the ... Read More »

Dr. Tangedal Celebrates Second Year At Cornerstone Press

Ross Tangedal is going into his second year of leading the University’s publishing house, Cornerstone Press. The publishing house, which was established in 1984 and specifically designed to staff students taking English 349: Editing and Publishing, become the only student-run press in the UW-system. Each student takes on a specific role from editorial to sales, all with the goal of ... Read More »

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Portage County Public Library

The Portage County Public Library, just off campus at 1001 Main St., houses a variety of resources that benefit the community and university students. The library is free to use and students can acquire library cards, even if they aren’t from Stevens Point, with presentation of proper ID. It  is also part of the South Central Library System, a consortium ... Read More »

UWSP to Page to Screen: Patrick Rothfuss’ Novel Advancements

“It was night again.”– So begins the prologue of Patrick Rothfuss’ first installment of The Kingkiller Chronicle, The Name of the Wind. Although the first novel has been in print since 2007, it is only recently that the University of Stevens Point alumnus’ fantasy trilogy has been set on its way to becoming a television show. Rothfuss announced his partnership ... Read More »

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of your freedom to read at the University Library during Banned Books Week, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2012. Banned Books Week is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association that serves to celebrate the freedom to read. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books ... Read More »