For those who are unfamiliar with this title, it was published starting in 1859 by the Mercantile Agency, part of R.G. Dun & Company. Dun merged with Bradstreet in 1933 and they continued producing these volumes until 2006.
Unlike other kinds of directories, which are often focused on a particular metropolitan area or type of industry, Dun’s Reference Book collection has national coverage and includes “merchants, manufacturers, and traders” in a wide range of industries from the largest cities to the smallest towns across the United States and Canada.
If there were ever a time to get reading, the start of a new year is it.
Here are five publications, both traditional books and guided journals, that are sure to make 2022 your year for mental, physical and emotional wellness.
1. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think “101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think” is one of my favorite books of all time.
Brianna Wiest’s 2016 publication appropriately comprises 101 essays detailing how to pursue purpose, find peace in the daily routine and discover peace and awareness within you. Wiest, known for her philosophical works, creates literature to realign people’s inner narratives with their higher selves and potential.
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Based on data provided by the San Francisco Public Library, The Chronicle compiled a list of the most borrowed books in 2021.
Note: Source: San Francisco Public Library, Based on circulation from Jan. 1 through Dec. 28, 2021.
The list includes national bestsellers, like “The Vanishing Half,” “The Midnight Library” and former President Barack Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land.”
But it also includes titles by Bay Area-based authors, like Bonnie Tsui’s “Why We Swim” and a collection of essays by local writers, “The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving And, Sometimes, Leaving San Francisco.”
Here are the 20 most borrowed titles in each category. Those set in the Bay Area or by local authors have an asterisk (*).