Books Range – Volume One
Greg Hill has been a library director and written a weekly newspaper column for well over a quarter-century. Like Mary Poppins, Greg is convinced that “spoonfuls of sugar help the medicine go down,” so his writing provides a little library lore plus lots of observation about the many curious and interesting bits of knowledge he has encountered at the library.
The local newspaper, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, limits him to 700 words per week, and Greg’s attempts at shoehorning as much information as possible into each column has amused readers in Alaska’s Interior for decades. Books Range, the first in the series, collects a full year’s worth of Greg’s columns into one illustrated and well-indexed volume.
Greg writes his newspaper columns for free, to conform to the librarian’s professional ethics, and every penny from sales of Books Range goes to the Fairbanks Library Foundation.