January 23, 2023
I love libraries, so I’m excited to celebrate National Library week from April 4-10. From first grade through high school, I spent time in the library being a student helper or reading — traveling to faraway lands for adventures with my Anne of Green Gables-sized imagination.
Since some things never change, I love the Seattle Public Library. I prefer physical books, thus my shelves of books — on a side note, I keep downsizing, but they seem to reproduce overnight. I do like my Kindle. I can travel with 25 books checked out from the library on one handy device. The library offers more than books; it has a wealth of information. I receive monthly emails from the library, which point to resources, events, and programs and services the library provides.
The Seattle Public Library has books about the maritime industry that are worth checking out — pun intended. There are books available that delve into containerization and how it revolutionized trade, the working waterfront, and globalization. Ever wanted to learn more about the importance of Ports? As a book lover and a Port professional, I’ve curated this reading list for you.
Trade has transpired throughout history: the silk and amber roads; the spice, incense, and salt routes; ancient cities like Istanbul (Constantinople) and Rome, places where people from different cultures merged and influenced one another. From my viewpoint as an analyst, research shows that international trade increases jobs, boosts income, and reduces prices.
Top photo credit: LaTonja on the train platform to Hogwarts. Copyright LaTonja Brown
January 23, 2023
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