Once again, I have been traveling. It wasn’t the adventurous kind of traveling that I sometimes do, jetting off to a new town, a new cottage, a new seashore, but I traveled 1,834 miles by car, nevertheless, and there’s plenty to see and to think about on a drive like that. As the miles melted … More When Books are People and an Invitation to Tea
I wonder how many of us read our first Emilie Loring book on some sort of transportation. I was on a train, and our guest writer, Ruth, read her first on a bus. Settle back and enjoy her journey: It was the summer of 1956; I was 18, and this was the first time I … More Guest Post: My Incredibly Delightful Emilie Loring Journey
It’s a dream of mine to have a library. I would have shelves on three walls, some open and some with glass doors. The fourth wall would have a big, beautiful window overlooking something lovely, with a comfortable desk and chair facing outward to capture the view. In the center of the room, I’d have … More Our Selves in our Libraries
Fans of Emilie Loring tell great stories about how they first discovered her books and what she’s meant to them through the years. For Mother’s Day, Leslie Bell shares her mother-daughter story: I am so excited your post found me. I love Emilie, as does my mother. When Mom was in high school in the 1940’s the library … More Guest Post: I love Emilie, as does my mother
It’s no accident that writers seek solitary retreats. … More Finding Time to Write: Interruption
Emilie Loring books are available in libraries, used-book shops, and online, but be sure you have the real ones. … More Where can you get Emilie Loring books?
There are design reasons why this courtyard at the Boston Public Library invites one to rest, contemplate, and linger, but simply walk in, and you can feel it. A special place for a cup of coffee, a sandwich, a chapter… Bostonians are only half-kidding when they say they want to keep the courtyard a secret. The … More Boston’s Little Secret.