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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is coming up again next week. The American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression is encouraging readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and publishers to get involved in local activities. The theme of this year’s BBW is censorship of … Continue reading

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A Song of Saul and Ice

Berlin-based design wiz Milan Ruckovic loves the Game of Thrones, but he loves the design aesthetic of the 60s and the legendary Saul Bass even more. He has combined these passions in a fantastic Bassified version of the GOT title … Continue reading

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Born In The USA

Bruce Springsteen fans have long awaited a book from Jersey’s favorite son, but few expected that it would be a children’s book. The Boss has teamed with cartoonist/ illustrator/writer Frank Caruso to produce “Outlaw Pete”, which is based on the … Continue reading

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And then there’s this library

I received a decent undergraduate education at the University of Florida. At the heart of the sprawling campus was a substantial library housing wide-ranging collections that  included rare book and manuscripts. It even had a terrific comic books collection. So … Continue reading

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Do Libraries Float

I love libraries and I love boats; what could be better than a library on a boat ? The Floating Library is a new pop-up project that will open at New York City’s Hudson River Pier 25 on the Lilac Museum … Continue reading

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Literary Map NYC

Inspired by some of the terrific literary maps of New York City that have been popping-up online, the Jewish Book Council created this super Jewish literary Map of New York City.

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Murakami’s Tokyo

Regular visitors to TBTP are probably familiar with my fervent enthusiasm for the writings of Haruki Murakami. This month marked the much anticipated release of the English translation of his latest novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. I … Continue reading

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Some Tourist Advice Is Timeless

H/t to the Public Domain Review for this marvelous 19th century book of advice for visitors to London. Sadly, The London Guide to Stranger’s Safeguard against the Cheats, Swindlers and Pickpockets (1819) still offers some sage counsel for travelers today. … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures

As a collector and seller of antiquarian books, late at night I sometimes get the feeling that the illustrations are stirring. Now I have proof. The Smithsonian Libraries blog is teeming with gifs based on illustrations based on historical books and publications. … Continue reading

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