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Musicians and Their Hometowns

Do you know of any great musicians from your hometown? Newcomer’s Handbooks can name a few, and we want to share them with you! CeeLo Green (born Thomas DeCarlo Calloway) reigns from Atlanta, GA. The five-time Grammy winner is best known for his song “Forget You,” released in 2010. After being a judge on The […]

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Bookstores to Visit

On July 24, 2014 CNN released their list of World’s Coolest Bookstores, and we can confirm the coolness of five that are located in cities we know well from our handbooks. To start, The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles started as an online store but is now located in an old bank, vaults included. On […]

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The Coffee of Portland

Coffee has become the source of life for some of us here at First Books and according to Buzzfeed’s new article 25 Coffee Shops Around the World You Have to See Before You Die, it’s a good thing we’re located in Portland, OR, where the list’s number one and three shops are located. Portland’s Heart […]

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Harry Potter Film Locations in London

It has been an exciting month for Harry Potter fans. On July 8th, J.K. Rowling released a short story narrated by Rita Skeeter, the gossip-crazed character that readers first meet in The Goblet of Fire. The 1,500 word story is entitled “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final,” which has Rita gossiping over Dumbledore’s […]

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Moving to College

It’s that time of year when all the high school graduates are starting to enjoy their final summer before college. However, before you even realize, it will be time to leave for college, and our Newcomer’s Handbooks are here to assist you! Let’s begin with New York City, home to the prestigious New York University. […]

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Newcomer’s Handbooks Explores its LGBT Communities – Part 2

In celebration of LGBT Month, Newcomer’s Handbooks can help you find out which states support marriage equality and help you move with the assistance of our relocation books, all of which include a section on LGBT life in the city. Last week we looked at LGBT-friendly cities on the west coast. This week, we start […]

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Newcomer’s Handbooks Explores its LGBT Communities

Does your state prohibit you from marrying the one you love?  In celebration of LGBT Month, Newcomer’s Handbooks can help you find out which states support marriage equality and help you move with the assistance of our relocation books, all of which include a section on LGBT life in the city. As of May 21st, […]

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World Cup

The World Cup is a pretty big deal all around the world. With a grand total of 32 teams competing, one from almost every continent with the exception Antarctica, the World Cup is sure to cause uproar worldwide. And though America’s soccer reputation has not always compared to that of other countries, the USA’s World […]

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Portland

We publish Newcomer’s Handbooks for many different cities– one of them being Portland, Oregon, our hometown. We love it here! This is our home for many reasons, and there are tons of lists out there that tell you why Portland is one of the greatest cities in the U.S. Uncage the Soul Productions put together an […]

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Moving to Chicago

Thinking about making the move to Chicago? Have you already made the decision? Our Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Chicago can help make your transition smoother and give you the information needed to settle into your neighborhood quicker. Here is a sample from our Newcomer’s Handbook for Chicago and a quick overview […]

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