Our good friend, Al Tucher, mentioned this week that the Newark Public Library has been allotted zero allocations for the acquisition of new books. That means no books written recently are making their way into Newark citizens' hands. The city that we read about through Philip Roth's novels has fallen on hard times. It's tough all over, but Newark has had it hard for a long time.
If you find yourself with a spare ten or twenty, they would really appreciate the gift. A gift of a book is nice, but costs money to process. This would allow a purchase made through their normal means. And insure they get a book they want and don't already own.
You can direct any donation to:
Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark NJ 07102
My review of WARM BODIES is up on Crimespree Magazine. Go admire their neat new website.