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Yvonne Blake, the current owner of Hakim’s Bookstore, sits behind the counter of the shop while addressing a customer. PHOTOS: ALEX HARGRAVE ’20/THE HAWK

Hakim’s Bookstore, a ‘South 52nd Street staple’

Alex Hargrave January 21, 2020

Before Christmas, Joseph Sparks set out to buy a Bible, along with various other books, for a boy at his church in West Philadelphia. Sparks, now a Delaware County resident, knew exactly where to go. Sparks...

From left to right: Ann Green, Ph.D., professor of English, Pádraig Ó Tuama and Marie Howe. PHOTO: The Hawk

Poets link Catholicism to poetry

Pádraig Ó Tuama, theologian and poet, and Marie Howe, the 2012 State Poet for New York, held a poetry reading in honor of those who are marginalized by the Catholic Church on Oct. 29 in the Cardinal...

Love Books is an independent bookstore in the Melville neighborhood of Johannesburg, featuring a large selection of literature by South African writers. PHOTO: Rose Barrett 20

It’s in the name: Independent bookstore fosters ‘love for books’

Gabby Gutierrez June 25, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa -- For 10 years, Love Books, a small independent bookstore on the edge of the Melville neighborhood in Johannesburg, has catered to local bibliophiles and authors who love books....

Carmen Maria Machado’s book “Her Body And Other Parties.” PHOTO: CHARLEY REKSTIS ’20/THE HAWK

Women and their bodies

Sabrina Stampe February 12, 2019

Author speaks about underrepresented women Award-winning author and former St. Joe’s adjunct professor, Carmen Maria Machado did a reading from her book of short stories, “Her Body and Other Parties.”  Machado...

Sarah Blake at a photoshoot for a publication (Photo courtesy of Sarah Blake).

The power of poetry

Amber Denham February 27, 2018

Local poet visits St. Joe’s as part of reading series.  Sarah Blake, an established local poet, visited St. Joe’s on Feb. 22 as part of a mini-reading series tour from her most recent publication,...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Patterson, 20.

Stacks on Deck: A story to melt the coldest heart

Franki Rudnesky April 3, 2017

Why "The Snow Child" is a great spring read Magic, love, despair, hope and snow. Only in Eowyn Ivey’s novel “The Snow Child” do all of these terms converge to create a realistic fairytale as beautiful...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Patterson 20.

Stacks on Deck: Going into “Dark Places”

Franki Rudnesky February 21, 2017

Gillian Flynn's second novel is a hidden treasure Are you seeking a thrilling, complicated mystery novel full of twists and turns that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page?...

 The novel features an ailing dog and her owner’s desperate plight to save her (Photo by Rose Weldon ’19).

Stacks on Deck: Lily and the Octopus

Franki Rudnesky February 13, 2017

A heartwarming story for the winter Some novels are simply read and tossed aside without so much as a second thought. Other truly special novels stick with you for months or even years afterward, having...

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