02/03/15 10:00am
02/03/2015 10:00 AM
Poppy Johnson has spent the past 18 months reorganizing books by topic. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Poppy Johnson has spent the past 18 months reorganizing books by topic. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

As the most widely used library classification scheme in the world, the Dewey Decimal System has reigned supreme since New Yorker Melvil Dewey created it in 1876.

Now, 139 years later, libraries across the country — including a couple in our own backyard — are beginning to retire the long-revered system, instead focusing on creating what they feel is a more user-friendly option.  (more…)

03/18/14 1:22pm
03/18/2014 1:22 PM
Burton's Bookstore, on Front Street in Greenport, is up for sale. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Burton’s Bookstore, on Front Street in Greenport, is up for sale. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

It might take a village to save one of Greenport’s bookstores.

George Maaiki of Orient, who has owned Burton’s Bookstore since 1988, wants to sell the business. And while he hopes the independent Front Street shop is sold to someone who will preserve its character as a quaint bookstore in a small village by the water, finding the right fit could be another story.

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