It’s Almost Here!

September 1, 2014

Ever wonder about the monster in your closet? Is he nice or will you get a FRIGHT? One little boy finds out when his closet monster pays a visit one night! Get ready for big surprises and even bigger FUN in Candy Grant’s newest release by The Omnibus Publishing.

10 Tips for Kids & Parents for Back to School

August 28, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Whether you started this week or will begin your school year after Labor Day Weekend, we’ve asked our staffers to come up with a list of 10 tips to help parents and kids alike adjust to the start of the new school year. Below is our list, in no particular order.

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New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis to visit library

6 days 15 hours ago
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Award-winning and bestselling author Beverly Lewis will make an exceptional 25 stops through Pennsylvania and Maryland in promotion of The River, a stand-alone novel set in Lancaster County. more»

Brown Library and Lycoming College partner for CollegeTown Book Chat Society programs

1 week 6 days ago
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library and Snowden Library of Lycoming College have collaborated for a year-long book discussion group. more»

Weapon of Love

July 28, 2014

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Whether for love, country or just a thrill, women from both sides rose up as spies during World War One. more»

We Have Big News!

July 24, 2014

Congratulations Candy Grant! more»

Announcing Our New Book!

July 16, 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest children’s book: Will You Bee My Honey? by Candy Grant, Illustrated by newcomer, Beth Hughes. more»

Look What’s Coming!

July 14, 2014

We have a big year ahead for children’s authors Candy Grant and Krissy Mach Atchison! more»

Local Author a Finalist in Amazon Contest

7 weeks 3 days ago
Local Author, Carrie Anne Noble

Montoursville, PA:  Montoursville's Carrie Anne Noble was notified last week by Amazon Publishing officials that her novel, "Seashell, Stork and Apple Tree," is the winner in the young adult fiction category of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Noble's entry was one of about ten thousand, and one of five which have advanced to the finals. more»

The Powerful Gift of a Book

July 9, 2014

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Summer Special on Amazon: Madeline Sloane Box Set only 99 Cents

June 27, 2014

Summer Special on Amazon: Madeline Sloane Box Set only 99 Cents

 Madeline Sloane Box Set only 99 Centsmore»

Little League Book Celebrates 75 Years of History

11 weeks 4 days ago
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- This year, Little League Baseball® observes its diamond anniversary, and fans are celebrating with an updated book, “Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball®” and a one-hour, original documentary film, “Little League®: A History.” more»

Now Available For Kindle!

June 7, 2014

Our newest children’s books are now available for your kindle! more»

Fight Summer Boredom with a CWIST!

May 27, 2014

My mother must have heard my brothers and I say, “I’m bored!” nearly fifty-thousand times while we were growing up. Her response was always the same, though.  She’d say, “Only boring people are bored,” but ten minutes later we’d be back to complaining about being bored again. more»

“The Pigs Did It!” Cover Reveal!

May 22, 2014

Feast your eyes on the book cover  for Candy Grant’s The Pigs Did It!  In this debut children’s picture book, Mom hears noises coming from her son’s room at bed time. He claims the pigs messed up his room, broke the broom, and more! A fun, fabulous read for ages 6 months and up. Order your copy today!  more»

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The Omnibus Publishing produces traditional print books and multi-sensory ebooks & apps that encourage readers of all ages to: Explore. Dream. Discover.℠


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Play Ball!

May 15, 2014

NewPlayBallCover_low-682x1024As baseball season is in full swing, we wanted our readers and fans to check out Lance and Robin Van Auken’s more»

Candy Grant’s Debut Picture Book is on Pre-Sale Now!

May 2, 2014

Congratulations to our own Candy Grant as her picture book, The Pigs Did It! is set to debut this month! Pre-sale orders start today and run through May 30th with pre-sale orders shipping June 1st! ORDER TODAY BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! more»

BREAKING NEWS: Sneak Peek at Candy Grant Galley!

April 23, 2014

Ever seen a galley? Well here’s your chance to take a peek at Candy Grant’s, The Pigs Did It!, debuting in May 2014! 

Help Kids Learn US Geography

April 9, 2014

Grab A Sneak Peek Inside Luigi Discovers Philadelphia! Andiamo! Let’s Go!

You Won’t Find This in the Common Core!

March 31, 2014

Underpants + Kids = Giggles Galore!

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March 30, 2014

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8 Great Pre-K Reads for March

March 11, 2014

Pre-school is a great time to get our littlest ones involved with reading! We get to pass on a love of stories and storytelling, while they are learning letters, numbers, and colors along the way. Best of all, it allows us to spend quality time with our kids in our laps! more»

Incandescent on Wattpad

March 5, 2014

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Incandescent by Madeline Sloane more»

My New Obsession: Narrowboats

February 24, 2014


“This boat is solar-powered. more»

Courtship Customs

February 17, 2014

Here in the Highlands of Pennsylvania, we’ve been blanketed with snow and freezing temperatures. The snow is more than two feet deep and has been for weeks. We’re thinking of Spring and the end of this blasted winter. more»

7 Great Reads for Black History Month

February 17, 2014

Great Reads Featuring Fantastic Illustrations  more»

BOOK REVIEW: Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple

February 8, 2014

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Title: Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple more»

Guys Read

February 4, 2014

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St. Valentine’s Day Giveaway

January 31, 2014

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St. Valentine’s Day Giveaway 2014! more»

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

February 16, 2014

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Warm Hands, Warm Heart

“Cold Hands, Warm Heart” is a myth that scientists have busted. more»


January 20, 2014

West Wind by Madeline Sloane Giveaways

Free eBook! more»

Highland Homecoming

October 19, 2013

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Highland Homecoming by Madeline Sloane more»


October 19, 2013

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Skinterns by Madeline Sloane more»


January 14, 2014

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January 20, 2014


Distracted by Madeline Sloane more»


January 19, 2014

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January 18, 2014

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January 16, 2014

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SALINGER biography: You’ll Never Read 'Catcher' in the Same Way Again

46 weeks 3 days ago

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By now, most “Catcher in the Rye” fans know the big news from the recent bio of J. D. Salinger: This reclusive author, who published nothing after 1965, continued writing daily till his death in 2010; several of the resulting works are slated for release over the next few years. more»

Local Author Publishes Epic Fantasy Adventure

47 weeks 5 days ago

ElissaBeth Frear has published ‘White Horses for Greyy’ the third book in “The Thin Greyy Line” trilogy, the epic fantasy adventure of the elf maiden Greyylene. more»

Tim Green, Author of 'Unstoppable,' Slates Ottos Book Store Visit

50 weeks 5 days ago

Unstoppable (coming in paperback on September 17) is the story of Harrison, a 13 year old boy who was raised in a series of foster homes, each one worse than the last. We meet him when he is working for a farmer who uses foster kids to do the heavy work. He is big, he is strong and he is very, very angry. more»

'Play Ball!' Updated Little League Celebrates 75th Anniversary

1 year 1 week ago
Eliska Stejskalova is the 16th female to play in the Little League Baseball® World Series.

Best-selling history of Little League Baseball®  and the World Series released as an eBook. more»

Otto's Discounts Little League® Book for Series

1 year 2 weeks ago

WILLIAMSPORT, PA -- Fans of Little League Baseball and sports history can prepare for the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, or enjoy the event long after it is over with "Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball," available at a massive discount only at Otto's, a Book Lovers Paradise, 107 W 4th St. more»

On the Boardwalk

June 10, 2013

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Book-Signing at the Taber Museum

1 year 13 weeks ago
Joyce Graff is co-author of A Life in Art: Harry Wilcox and the Woman with Dreamy Eyes.

A book-signing by Joyce Graff will take place at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society on Friday, June 21 from 6:00 until 8:00pm. Ms. Graff has recently co-authored a genealogical biography of her grandfather Harry Wilcox, who worked as a commercial artist and illustrated stories for the popular and nationally-distributed Grit, published in Williamsport. Ms. more»

Tortured Hero Blog Hop

April 24, 2013

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April First Friday: A Note from Otto Book Store

1 year 21 weeks ago

Montoursville native is Adam Makos return to Ottos this Friday, April 5, to sign his new book,VOICES OF THE PACIFIC. more»

New Spring Titles Perfect for the Little Ones

1 year 23 weeks ago

Lucky in Love Blog Hop

March 14, 2013

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