Sometimes it seems like the world is filled with serious, dense and depressing information. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed.

Luckily, there are a few places people go can to get away from it all, and the Copperas Cove Public Library is one of them.

Offering a plethora of books both relaxing and fun, the library is a great place to go is a reader is looking for a little pick-me-up.

For example, one new book that has made its way onto the shelf at the library is “It Takes Two: Our Story,” by Jonathan and Drew Scott.

If those names sounds familiar, it is because the Scotts are the stars of HGTV’s hit show “Property Brothers.”

“Our Story” shares some of the history of the brothers, including never before told tales of their childhood. For instance, not many people know that the Property Brothers actually started their first business when they were just 7 years old. The new memoir is great, relaxing read for fans of the show — or fans of the brothers.

For readers more interested in ancient history, the library has them covered, too.

“As They Might Be Giants” tells everyone, it’s Instanbul, not Constantinople, but the new novel “Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople” takes readers back to the city of old. The story blends ancient history with the present, telling the tale of how author Richard Fidler took a trip to Istanbul with his son in 2014. Throughout their journey, the father and son encountered many stories of the ancient Byzantine Empire, and Richard’s narration brings the dusty adventures to life.

Those aren’t the only books new to the library’s shelves, however.

Some of the other new books include:

  • “American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right,” by Steven Blue.
  • “What Happened,” by Hillary Clinton.
  • “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” by Al Gore.
  • “Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake,” by Kathryn Miles.

To find out more about these books and what is happening at the library, call 254-547-3826 or go to


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