Consider Finding Good Homes for Your Books and Spreading Literacy

Got BooksConsider finding good homes for your books and spreading literacy when you need to clear your bookshelves. Reach those who need it most. Books are my friends and there are certain ones I will never give up, especially signed originals. However, as I have no willpower in bookstores, or online retailers, the flow of incoming books can exceed the space on my bookshelves (and stacks on the floor.) I eventually need to find good homes for those books I have read and can pass along. I think it’s good karma to share the gift of reading and great stories. Here are a few ideas for new homes for gently-used books. If you don’t wish to donate books, please consider contributing financially to support the gift of literacy.

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I Have Signed with Köehler Books to Publish Henry’s Story

Katrina Shawver and Henry Zguda

Phoenix, Arizona. 2003.

I am happy to announce that as of May 2017 I have signed with Köehler Books of Virginia Beach, Virginia as publisher of my forthcoming book: Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. Publisher John Köehler has caught the passion for this project and remains committed to putting out the best book possible.

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The “Future Library” Takes Root in Oslo Norway

The “Future Library” Project in Oslo, Norway has taken root in 2014 as a unique, hundred-year “living, breathing” public art project. Margaret Atwood, a fervent environmentalist and author of over 40 works, has been chosen to contribute the first manuscript to this imaginative collection. Too bad we won’t be able to read her book in our life time.

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Tips to Capture those Memories Now

Mother-2Band-2Bme-2BcroppedDo you have a parent, grandparent or dear friend you think has a great story? Here’s a few  things I’ve learned, both by what I did right, and what I could have done better.

1.   Begin now!  Life is short, and we never know how short. If there is a special person’s story you want to save, set up some times to meet as soon as possible. 
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