Greg Hill has written a little about libraries, books, and reading in local newspapers every week for over thirty years. That is, he writes about all sorts of odd and fascinating subjects that float by on the “rivers of knowledge” that were the public libraries he directed in Texas and Alaska. These intellectual tidbits and bizarre facts are spiked, every now and then, with small nuggets of information about libraries, reading, etc.
The Hill of Books website contains an extensive archive of Greg’s columns, and a new one is added every Thursday evening. Greg’s columns have always been freely distributed and he’s never received any renumeration for this activity. It’s an act of love and relaxation, pure and simple.
Two collections of Greg’s columns have been collected into (indexed!) books and are available from the Fairbanks Alaska Library Foundation (thelibraryfoundation.org) for a minimal fee, every bit of which goes to the Fairbanks Library Foundation coffers, and every penny of that goes to benefit the marvelous Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries.