Books

Prison Books Collective brings literature to inmates

Prison Books Collective brings literature to inmates

Since the spring of 2006, the Prison Books Collective has worked to give a voice to prisoners in the U.S. prison system and to fight some of the struggles that inmates face every day. The Collective, located at 621 Hillsborough Rd. in Carrboro, is an anti-prison group that sends hundreds of books to prisoners in the South every month. It… Read more →

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

Long-time Carrboro residents release second book analyzing its transformation

No one can tell the story of Carrboro better than two local authors who have witnessed how the town has changed over the years. Dave Otto and Richard Ellington have teamed up again to write their second book — “Carrboro: Images of Modern America.” Their first book, “Carrboro: Images of America,” was published in 2011 and discusses Carrboro’s history from… Read more →

Exhibit features town’s change

Exhibit features town’s change

Sharing a common passion about a small town’s culture and identity, two men with different interests and backgrounds are once again documenting the evolution of Carrboro through words and pictures. Richard Ellington was born and raised in Carrboro and worked in information technology for 43 years. Dave Otto was born and raised in Massachusetts and worked as a research psychologist… Read more →

Starting Spanish early at Carrboro Elementary School

Starting Spanish early at Carrboro Elementary School

By Trevor Kapp Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Editor’s Note: In an earlier version of this story, Special Education Teacher Holly Duncan and Reading Teacher Maria Arbiol (pictured below) were not correctly identified in the captions. The Commons apologizes and regrets the error. Lupita Cortes speaks fluent Spanish with a nearly perfect accent, which is particularly audible when she pronounces words… Read more →

Internationalist Books stays true to its radical roots

Internationalist Books stays true to its radical roots

By Gloria Lloyd Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Internationalist Books and Community Center, located on West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, is an independent, nonprofit cooperative and alternative bookstore that has served as a hub for social activism and grassroots organizing for the past three decades. Internationalist Books is often described as a “radical” bookstore, a description that its volunteers and… Read more →

Book Bindery opens in Carrboro

Book Bindery opens in Carrboro

By Allison Miller Carrboro Commons Co-Editor While living in Florence, Italy, in the 1970s, Susan Soleil decided she wanted to learn a European craft and apprenticed with a bookbinder. Susan Soleil demonstrates how a book press, one of the machines in her Carrboro book bindery, works. The book goes into the press while it dries and the pressure from the… Read more →