Monday, July 18, 2022

Something About Bellairsian Influences

John Bellairs continues to influence today's readers and writers in various ways:

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Memoriam: Mark Shields

Mark Shields (1937–2022) was an American political columnist and commentator.  Shields was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1959, alongside John Bellairs, Alfred Myers, and Charles Bowen, the latter using Sheilds' name in one of his Scholastic humor columns during the 1958-59 school year.

After college, Shield went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. Afterwards, he worked for several local and presidential races before beginning a carrer with PBS as a commentator and columnist for several other news outlets.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Paperback Collecting? It’s a LibraryThing.

Numerous fans over the years have written asking book collecting questions over the years.  Most of the questions center around the Dial hardcover editions.  Other people collect paperback editions, often the Bantam Skylark editions from the 1980s.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Interview: Wolfgang-Armin Rittmeier

Fans of John Bellairs are found in several countries - including Germany, where Wolfgang-Armin Rittmeier proudly celebrates one of his favorite authors.  Wolfgang recently shared his favorite things about Bellairs's books and his thoughts on literary translations – and then some more about his second favorite author, M. R. James. Fröhliches lesen!

Monday, January 17, 2022

Happy Birthday, John Bellairs

Join us in celebrating what would have been the 84th birthday of John Bellairs!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Framingham Librarian Remembers Creepy "House", Izards

John Bellairs

The Framingham SOURCE (capitals theirs) paraded out the fifth article in their on-going series of question with the Framingham Public Library staff.  This week it was Dawn Dellasanta's turn to answer questions.  The head of Christa McAuliffe Library branch had the following to say when asked about her favorite children's book: