Friday, August 1, 2014
“I like to eat crawfish and drink beer. That’s despair?”—Walker Percy

Happy International Beer Day! We’ve assembled a list of the best beer quotes from some of our favorite literary authors. Check out the list here, and then go enjoy a brew for us—responsibly, of course.

“I like to eat crawfish and drink beer. That’s despair?”—Walker Percy

Happy International Beer Day! We’ve assembled a list of the best beer quotes from some of our favorite literary authors. Check out the list here, and then go enjoy a brew for us—responsibly, of course.






Monday, May 5, 2014
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with heroic educators from five classic novels. Get inspired by quotes from Mr. Chips, Miss Brodie, and the rest of the men and women who stand up in front of classrooms and change lives every day. 

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with heroic educators from five classic novels. Get inspired by quotes from Mr. Chips, Miss Brodie, and the rest of the men and women who stand up in front of classrooms and change lives every day. 






Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hey NaNoWriters! Here’s some Tuesday inspiration to kick off the week.

Hey NaNoWriters! Here’s some Tuesday inspiration to kick off the week.






Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Why did Pat Conroy’s father nickname himself the Great Santini? 
“Conroy’s dad nicknamed himself after joining the Marines after Pearl Harbor and learning to fly. One day, after practicing aerial acrobatics over Lake Michigan, he announced to his squadron, ‘I was better than the Great Santini today.’
The nickname, borrowed from a death-defying trapeze artist he had seen as a boy, stuck.” —USA Today 

Why did Pat Conroy’s father nickname himself the Great Santini? 

Conroy’s dad nicknamed himself after joining the Marines after Pearl Harbor and learning to fly. One day, after practicing aerial acrobatics over Lake Michigan, he announced to his squadron, ‘I was better than the Great Santini today.’

The nickname, borrowed from a death-defying trapeze artist he had seen as a boy, stuck.”USA Today 






Saturday, October 26, 2013
Happy birthday to the legendary author Pat Conroy! 

Happy birthday to the legendary author Pat Conroy! 






Friday, October 4, 2013
Bestselling author Pat Conroy with Luke Parker Bowles and the Open Road video production team.

Bestselling author Pat Conroy with Luke Parker Bowles and the Open Road video production team.






Thursday, May 9, 2013
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Open Road Media prepared a slideshow featuring wonderful images of famous authors and their mothers, taken from the authors’ personal collections. View it here!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Open Road Media prepared a slideshow featuring wonderful images of famous authors and their mothers, taken from the authors’ personal collections. View it here!






Thursday, April 18, 2013
In honor of National Poetry Month, listen to a moving reading of Savannah’s poem from Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides.

In honor of National Poetry Month, listen to a moving reading of Savannah’s poem from Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides.






Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Each year, dozens of books are made into movies—and dozens more optioned. Sometimes, the screenplay adaptation works out beautifully—but all too often, the book remains far better than the movie. Of course, we’re not suggesting that all of the titles in our Periodic Table of Books Into Film are better than their celluloid partners… a handful may be up to the challenge. What do YOU think? 

Each year, dozens of books are made into movies—and dozens more optioned. Sometimes, the screenplay adaptation works out beautifully—but all too often, the book remains far better than the movie. Of course, we’re not suggesting that all of the titles in our Periodic Table of Books Into Film are better than their celluloid partners… a handful may be up to the challenge. What do YOU think? 






Friday, January 4, 2013
"I think only luddites would object to an ebook. An ebook is going to encourage reading."
- Author Pat Conroy Powers Up his ereader and talks about why he loves ebooks. 

"I think only luddites would object to an ebook. An ebook is going to encourage reading."

- Author Pat Conroy Powers Up his ereader and talks about why he loves ebooks.