Category Archives: Dave Eggers

A Look At: Highland Park Literary Festival

HP LitFest promoting Dave Eggers for Feb 2015 events=

Now in its 21st year, Highland Park Literary Festival is a seasoned community event, but brand new to working with Books In Common. We reached out to the event organizers to speak a bit about how working with BIC has helped them reach their goals.

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Authors highlighted in “100 Must-Read Books About National Parks”

National Park Service 100th Anniversary

In celebration of the National Parks Service’s 100th Anniversary (today!), the online book retailer Book Riot posted a list of “100 Must-Read Books About National Parks” which included six authors Books In Common regularly works with. These authors were also featured in our NPS Anniversary LitBit.

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What’s in a Name?

Contrary to what many coordinators assume, a famous author doesn’t always ensure instant success for their Common Reads Program. Librarians who rely on circulation numbers are often missing out on up-and-coming titles; university administrators who require a book-to-film component are underestimating their readers; and most importantly, venues that insist on visiting authors with household name […]

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A Hologram for the King Author Dave Eggers Expands Educational Nonprofit

After writing countless college essays for high school students over the years, Dave Eggers realized many soon-to-be college kids had no idea what was in store for them financially. He founded ScholarMatch in 2010, a nonprofit designed to match crowd-sourced donors with college students in need of financial aid. Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle and A Hologram […]

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