Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

A Paris Halloween

h/t to Golem Treize  

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Literary Travel Guide

Classic Literature Travel Guide was produced by Cheapflights.

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Every Airport Needs One

Last week the San Antonio International Airpo  unveiled two Digital Library kiosks that will allow travelers to check out digital media to take on trips.The kiosks were funded by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library at a cost … Continue reading

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Magical Cities

Way back sometime ago I shared a post on Vahram Muratyan’s cheeky compare & contrast graphic project Paris vs New York. Now Paris-based freelance filmmaker Frank Matellini has taken the concept to the next level with this charming short video … Continue reading

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Would Hemingway Use It

Designed like an old-fashioned typewriter, the Hemingwrite is a single purpose writing device. Combining the simplicity of 80s era word processors with modern tech, such as wifi, Bluetooth and cloud backup to Google docs and Evernote, the retro-modern tool aims … Continue reading

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Literary Starbucks

Jill, Nora and Wilson are three college students who spend a little too much time at their local Starbucks. But they’ve put that malingering to good use with their very amusing blog Literary Starbucks. The minimalist site imagines what might … Continue reading

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Welcome to Middle Earth

Air New Zealand has once again partnered with filmmaker Peter Jackson to create an epic Hobbit-themed air safety video. Starring Elijah Wood and Jackson himself, the film showcases stunning views of the New Zealand countryside along with amusing cameos by … Continue reading

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Kids Love Books

Ethiopia Reads builds schools, libraries, trains teachers and supports mentoring programs throughout Ethiopia, but one of their coolest projects is the Donkey Mobile Libraries. Since 2005, Ethiopia Reads’ five donkeymobiles have brought books to more than 120,000 children in rural … Continue reading

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Tumblr this is not

Love old books? Check-out the terrific new website Quill from book historian Erik Kwakkel.

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