"Tending to more books than anyone could read in a lifetime – from international bestsellers to a remarkable showing of local authors, Book Kids to Mystery People—plus almost daily events and a quirky collection of toys, Book People’s wonderful staff are on their toes expanding horizons and making literary dreams come true," the Austin Chronicle raves. There's also a gourmet European cafe on the premises.
"We love this Beijing spot when we're craving a double-dose of intellectual stimulation and decent café food. This Miami-area bookstore is especially known for its great selection of art titles and is housed in a stunning building from the 1920's.
"Barter Books also has open fires in the winter, a station buffet with a menu made up of home-made and/or locally sourced food (both hot and cold) and speciality coffees and teas, and a children's room filled with toys," according to the guide. "Owned by a pair of poets, the shop features 40,000 titles leaning heavily toward fiction, travel, children’s, and—no surprise—poetry," writes Travel & Leisure magazine.
Authors who have visited in the past include Christopher Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Deepak Chopra, Garrison Keillor, Jon Krakauer, Mitch Albom, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Gilbert, Terry Prachett, and Sherman Alexie."The sixty-eight-thousand-square-foot space is divided into nine color-coded rooms, which together house more than 3,500 sections," writes Poets & Writers.
EARLY BIRD “B”: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR THE PRACTICING ENGINEER This course has been completely redesigned for 2017!
Come join our panel of experts in a 4-hour interactive, small group setting, as they provide the practicing engineer with the keys to a successful practice, including the essential updates that govern the practice of engineering in the state of Florida and the latest “best practices” to manage professional risk to yourself and your firm.
The panel will discuss how Lake management decisions affect their differing interests and obligations and the varying issues that must be balanced to make effective decisions.
We may all be living in a “post-truth” culture, but are we headed into a similar era of environmental policy-setting based on appeals to emotion?
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