Archive for April, 2019

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1963

Let’s travel back a few years and see what we were reading during the week of April 28, 1963.


1. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters – J.D. Salinger

2. Seven Days in May – Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey

3. The Glass Blowers – Daphne Du Maurier

4. The Sand Pebbles – Richard McKenna

5. The Moonspinners – Mary Stewart

6. Grandmother and the Priests – Taylor Caldwell

7. The Moonflower Vine – Jetta Carleton

8. Fail-Safe – Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler

9. Triumph – Philip Wylie

10. The Centaur – John Updike


1. Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck

2. The Whole Truth and Nothing But – Hedda Hopper with James Brough

3. Happiness Is a Warm Puppy – Charles M. Schulz

4. O Ye Jigs and Juleps! – Virginia Cary Hudson

5. The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

6. The Ordeal of Power – Emmet John Hughes

7. Final Verdict – Adela Rogers St. Johns

8. The Fall of the Dynasties – Edmond Taylor

9. Washington Wife – Ellen Maury Slayden

10. The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan

Take Ten: Preservation Week

Next week is PRESERVATION WEEK – a week to take stock in our personal and shared treasures and make action plans to keep them safe. And, in light of this week’s fire at Notre Dame, it’s a good reminder that we need to help preserve our cultural heritage year round.

The following books all offer a look at how professionals, local groups, and individuals can work to protect physical and digital items to share with the next generation. Catch up on a few ideas – and then get preserving!


American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address – Steven Puleo

The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation

Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Commemorating 25 Years of the Idaho Heritage Trust

Buying Time for Heritage: How to Save an Endangered Historic Property – J. Myrick Howard

Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation – Jane S. Long

Creative Digital Scrapbooking: Designing Keepsakes on Your Computer – Katherine Murray

The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation Is Reviving America’s Communities – Stephanie Meeks

Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images – Maureen Alice Taylor

Vanishing Histories: 100 Endangered Sites from the World Monuments Watch – Colin Amery

Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Place Affect Our Identity and Well-Being – Thompson M. Mayes

National Poetry Month 2019

Pick up one of these new titles, or let us recommend another!