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Book Beat October Newsletter 2020

Dear Book Friends, Book Beat is now open for appointment browsing during the hours of 12-7 PM: Mon.- Sat., and Sunday: 12 PM-5 PM. Appointments can be made any day by calling ahead; (248) 968-1190 or emailing us at BookBeatOrders@gmail.com We are keeping our outdoor sale tables stocked and available...


Virtual Museum tours

Virtual Museum Visits The pandemic has helped make virtual visits and tours a reality at many of the best museums in the world. Assembled below are a small selection of museums open for virtual tours 24 hours a day. Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 2000 museums to assemble an encyc...


Pandemic Halloween & Other Weird tales

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.–Isabel Allende Trick-or-treating in person and attending Halloween parties might be something to postpone this year, but reading scary stories to yourself (or out loud to others), making your own decorations, costumes, an...


I arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

The Lost Writings by Franz Kafka (Michael Hofmann, trans. New Directions “Respected guests! It may have come to your attention that I hold a world record, but if you were to ask me how I came by it, I would have no satisfactory reply. You see, I really can’t swim at all. I always wanted ...