Welcome to the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO) Government Book Talk! Our goal is to raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present. We’ll be reviewing new and popular publications, providing information about new publications in the offing, and talking about some out-of-print classics. The goal is to spotlight the amazing variety of Government publications and their impact on ourselves and our world – and have fun while doing it.
About the agency: GPO opened its doors over 150 years ago on March 4, 1861, and is part of the legislative branch of the federal government. GPO employees have been Keeping America Informed on the documents of our democracy, in both printed and electronic form. The agency produces the Congressional Record, Federal Register, the nation’s passports, and other Federal Government documents. It also maintains the Federal Depository Library Program to ensure public libraries nationwide have access to Federal published information.
About the authors:
- GPOWriter: My name is Trudy Hawkins, and I am a writer and marketing specialist in GPO’s Publication & Information Sales Division supporting the U.S. Government Online Bookstore. I specialize in email marketing, outreach, and promoting content published by U.S. Federal agencies.
- catgoergen1991: GPO Public Relations Specialist Catherine Goergen has worked in the Public Relations office since 2018. She promotes GPO and the work it does for Congress, Federal agencies, and the public through a variety of platforms, including social media, govinfo featured articles, media outreach, and this blog.
About our blog software: GPO uses WordPress, a free blog software provider with which we have an agreement, to operate our blog, but the content belongs to us.
If you have thoughts about a post, more information about a topic, or ideas about books to discuss, let us know. We see this blog not as a single voice, but as a community of book lovers, be those books print or electronic. Let the discussion begin!