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2010-06-03 09:18:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot Books, the award-winning independent children's publisher with offices in Cambridge, MA and Bath, England, announced today that it has moved its Best of Boston® bookstore in Cambridge to its new flagship location in the literary hub of Concord, Massachusetts. The new Barefoot Books store is located at 89 Thoreau Street, across from the Concord train depot. Designed in the imaginative and colorful style that the publisher...

2010-06-01 09:35:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Barefoot Books, the independent children's publisher, today announced that it has received gold medals from the Nautilus Book Awards and the IPPY Awards for outstanding children's books and activities. Gold Nautilus Book Awards were given to two Barefoot titles: Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yue & Clare Farrow, and illustrated by Helen Cann; and The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, by Dawn Casey, and illustrated by Anne Wilson. A...

2010-05-17 14:51:00

NASHVILLE, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls®, the international shoe charity, announced Monday that 20-year-old Dash Alsup will leave his shoes at home for the second time in two years to walk thousands of miles barefoot to raise awareness for the 300 million children worldwide who do not own shoes. Soles4Souls is launching the 'One Walk,' which has Alsup beginning in Homestead, FL on May 15 and will continue north along the coast until he reaches New Brunswick, Canada...

2010-04-29 07:20:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Last fall Soft Star Shoes noticed a sharp increase in calls from customers requesting modifications to their existing line of glove-like moccasins. They were surprised to learn that people weren't only wearing them around the house, but to run trails, marathons and even ultra marathons. With interest increasing in barefoot running due, in part, to the popularity of Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run," Soft Star developed a minimal running...

2010-03-31 10:39:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Barefoot Books, the award-winning independent children's book publisher, launched The Barefoot Books Podcast at www.barefootbooks.com/podcast, offering families, teachers, and librarians free story times from its collection of books. The weekly podcast features a diverse selection of award-winning children's stories and songs by Barefoot authors and performers. Playfully narrated by celebrated actors, with songs by well-known children's...

2010-03-24 15:51:41

CHICAGO -- Flip-flops and sneakers with flexible soles are easier on the knees than clogs or even special walking shoes, a study by Rush University Medical Center has found. And that's important, because loading on the knee joints is a key factor in the development of osteoarthritis. The study has been published online in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. "Traditionally, footwear has been engineered to provide maximum support and comfort for the foot, with little attention paid to...

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2010-01-27 15:55:00

Study shows how humans ran comfortably and safely before the invention of shoes New research is casting doubt on the old adage, "All you need to run is a pair of shoes." Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid "heel-striking," and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and some clever Newtonian physics to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts,...

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2010-01-04 10:59:54

Greater stresses on joints than running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes observed Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease. Running, although it has proven cardiovascular and other health benefits, can increase stresses on the joints of the leg. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of...

2009-07-24 08:15:00

With the Nike Research Award, Nike wants to encourage research into the prevention of injuries in athletics. It is striking that the Prize, worth $ 25 000, is awarded for fundamental-biological research into the function of the human foot.Different feet with or without shoesKristiaan D'Aout and Peter Aerts from the Biology Department at the University of Antwerp collaborated for their work on the biomechanics of barefoot walking with Dirk De Clercq (University of Gent, Belgium) and with Todd...

2009-05-28 15:01:00

Soles4Souls draws on the support of celebrity friends for 2nd annual Barefoot Week NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls, Inc., the international shoe charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need, has announced its celebrity support of Barefoot Week. The annual series of events (June 1 - 7) features the charity distributing thousands of shoes to people in need during the week. "If you can't dig deep in your pockets, than dig in your closet! Americans can...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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