PA Books features authors of books about Pennsylvania-related topics. These hour-long conversations allow authors to discuss both their subject matter and inspiration behind the books. PA Books airs Sunday nights at 9pm.
PCN + Midtown Scholar
Midtown Scholar Bookstore is proud to sponsor PA Books.
Starting Sunday, April 1 and running through early next year, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore will increase its visibility statewide thanks to a recent partnership fostered with PCN.
The partnership will allow the books featured on PCN’s regular Sunday evening program to be offered as part of a special PCN literary collection at the store which has been in business for the past decade.
Known as the largest academic used bookstore in the state, the Midtown Scholar offers more than a million academic and general interest titles in both its internet and retail warehouses. Located in a renovated 1920’s theater next to the historic Broad Street Market, the bookstore boasts titles spanning throughout its six floors as well as a full-service coffeehouse, two performance stages, meeting spaces and an art gallery and lounge.
As part of its mission to promote art and culture, the Midtown Scholar offers writing groups, literary events and concerts. The store is looking to expand its service to include lectures and book talks with the authors of various cultural works.
(VIDEO) The Heart of the Taufschein offers the first in-depth interpretive history of the Taufschein (birth and baptism certificate), the most numerous and, to many because of its genealogical value, the most important type of fraktur. Berks County arguably became the center of Taufschein production in North America. Thanks to an understudied Lutheran minister named Daniel Schumacher, Berks County families were among the first to have these certificates made for their children.
(VIDEO) The global economy threatens the uniqueness of places, people, and experiences. In Here and There, Bill Conlogue tests the assumption that literature and local places matter less and less in a world that economists describe as “flat,” politicians believe has “globalized,” and social scientists imagine as a “global village.” Each chapter begins at home, journeys elsewhere, and returns to the author’s native and chosen region, northeastern Pennsylvania.
(VIDEO) Making Ideas Matter is a primer on mobilizing political power to achieve enlightened goals in a democracy. This is a book about how good politicians can compromise without abandoning moral principles.
(VIDEO) For months they made news: Two suburban mothers whose only children were violently snatched away. Lynn Shiner’s family dominated the news beginning on Christmas day in 1994 when her ex-husband murdered Jen and Dave, her two young children. Nancy Chavez returned from a cruise in 2003 to learn that her only daughter, Randi, had been stabbed to death in her garage. Months later she would learn that the murderer had been hired by her daughter’s husband.
(VIDEO)Vicky Clark presents a comprehensive study of the work of iconic Pittsburgh artist Robert Qualters. Complimented by over eighty color images, Clark shows Qualters to be a remarkable visual storyteller, who infuses allegory, narrative, and memory into his kinetic images filled with bold brush strokes and fauvist colors.