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VIRTUAL EVENT: Battle of the Books

Thursday, November 12th at 7:30PM
LIVE on CrowdCast

Join the Rockville Centre Public Library as James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, emcees a battle of books by these contestants: Kathleen Baxley, James Coll, Laura Curran, Bob Eckstein and Darren Raymar. At the end of the evening, the audience will electronically vote for the "winning" title.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post
“If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
        
Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage.

Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. 

There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986, he co-founded the acclaimed book catalog, A Common Reader, and was for two decades its guiding force. He subsequently has worked as an editorial and product development executive in the publishing industry. He lives with his wife, Margot, in Connecticut.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die Page-A-Day Calendar 2021 Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781523509782
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Published: Workman Publishing - August 11th, 2020

The Outsiders Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142407332
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Published: Speak - April 20th, 2006

Winchell: Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679764397
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Published: Vintage - September 26th, 1995

Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American Histo) Cover Image
$43.95
ISBN: 9780807847237
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Published: Omohundro Institute and University of North C - April 6th, 1998

Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers Cover Image
By Bob Eckstein, Garrison Keillor (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780553459272
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 4th, 2016

The Westing Game: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451480989
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Published: Puffin Books - May 15th, 2018

The Elements of Stress and the Pursuit of Happy-ish in this Current Sh*tstorm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781716582141
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Published: Lulu.com - September 22nd, 2020

All's Fair in Love and War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781616899394
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 20th, 2020

The Illustrated History of the Snowman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781493036660
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - September 1st, 2018

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:30pm
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