• Read An Excerpt From The Singing Bones

    Read An Excerpt From The Singing Bones0

    The Singing Bones by Stephen Spotte recounts the life and times of eighteenth century polymath and explorer Georg Wilhelm Steller, the first European naturalist to visit Alaska. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the book. 1 Sunday the 10th of March in the year 1709 holds a special place for me. On the morning of

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  • 5 Important Dates To Remember In The World Of Literature During December (Video)

    5 Important Dates To Remember In The World Of Literature During December (Video)0

    We’re celebrating Sherlock Holmes, the Dewey Decimal System, Jane Austen’s birthday, and crossword puzzles during the month of December. December 1-31: Read a New Book December 1: Sherlock Holmes Day December 10: Dewey Decimal System Day December 16: Jane Austen’s birthday December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day

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  • 5 Must-Read Books About Alaska’s First Naturalist

    5 Must-Read Books About Alaska’s First Naturalist0

    These 5 must-read books examine the life of Georg Wilhelm Steller, the first European naturalist to visit Alaska. 1. Steller’s Orchid by Tom McGuire “In 1924, John Lars Nelson travels to the Shumagin Islands in the Gulf of Alaska. He tells people he is doing a botanical survey, but the real goal of his quest

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