The weather outside is frightful(ly hot) so let’s all cool off with a biblio+ summer vacation!
This month we’re celebrating Christmas in July with the launch of an exciting new collection of Hallmark Christmas films, just in time for the summer’s coolest unofficial holiday. Featuring titles like “Engaging Father Christmas,” “Miracle on Highway 34,” and “2nd Chance for Christmas,” this joyful collection will spread the Christmas cheer all through the dog days of summer.
We’re also kicking off our summer vacation with a legendary Bruce Lee package, led by our Editor’s Pick: “Fist of Fury.”
And take a food journey with our delicious selection of culinary-inspired content, headlined by the iconic series that started it all: “Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour.”
We’re also thrilled to announce an exciting, exclusive partnership with a trailblazing media company, LIT Videobooks. Now you can watch your favorite non-fiction books in a groundbreaking new video format! Our first release INFLUENCE: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION by Robert B. Cialdini (which has sold over 5 million copies) is now available to stream on biblio+. Stay tuned – more titles will be added every month!
This exclusive content partnership with LIT kicks off biblio+’s lifelong-learning video content offering designed to support patrons in their learning journeys at all stages of life. Additional partnerships will be announced in the weeks to come.
July featured titles on biblio+*
Editor’s Pick: FIST OF FURY
Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancee, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth – that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo’s master – he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge.
INFLUENCE: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION
The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications. In this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini—New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings.
Set in a dugout during WWI, Journey’s End is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.
Starring Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Graham, and Asa Butterfield.
Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.
HIRED GUN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
They are the “First Call, A-list” musicians, just 20 feet from stardom, yet rarely receive credit for their work. The ’hired gun’ community lives and breathes music, and for the first time, share their incredible stories detailing the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play next to some of the world’s most iconic musicians.
Featuring Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper.
BRUCE LEE, THE LEGEND
The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.
BRUCE, KING OF KUNG FU
Bruce Le stars as Bruce Lee, a young teenager who is the leader of the Liu City gang, who gets into trouble and street fights every now and again. Bruce is a student in the style of Chinese boxing, but when his skills are not enough to fend off a rival kung fu gang, his father has him go to a man named Master Yen, who teaches him Wing Chun fist. Later, to avenge the death of a friend, Bruce learns the secret art of drunken snake fist boxing!
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: A COOK’S TOUR
The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters.
This film exposes the most popular diets on the planet as well as several misconceptions about weight loss and nutrition. It follows the audacious filmmaker Michal Siewierski in his treacherous journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting as he uncovers shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades. Showing the often-devastating effects that obesity has on people’s lives and exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that could potentially lead to long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.
Masaharu Morimoto, aka “The Warrior Chef,” opens a two-million dollar restaurant to bring his pioneering dishes to Philadelphia. Will his efforts fail, or will his restaurant become the greatest Japanese restaurant in the country?
ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS
This Christmas promises to be the best of Miranda Chester’s life. She has returned to the beautiful New England town of Carlton Heath, where last year she found love with Ian McAndrick and she is among the family she never knew she had.
2nd CHANCE FOR CHRISTMAS
A popular, young singer does not like Christmas. Just like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, she’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Featuring Vivica A. Fox, Jim O’Heir Tara Reid, Mark McGrath, Jonathan Lipnicki.
MIRACLE ON HIGHWAY 34
A set of diverse characters wind up together in an old diner in a small town on Christmas Eve during a snowstorm while a young expectant couple tries to make it home on a night that’s anything but silent.
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