Category Archives: Books

City Reading

Since 2009, StadtLesen—or City Reading—has been bringing book-focused experiences each summer to select cities around Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and northern Italy. This year the project created a very neat reading lounge on historic Mozartplatz in the heart of Salzburg’s Altstadt. Residents … Continue reading

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A Booklover’s Dream

It’s not unusual for bibliophiles to daydream about chucking it all and opening their own bookshop. Now, Airbnb, Scotland’s National Book Town, and The Open Book bookstore are making it possible—if only for a week. Situated in the southwest Scottish … Continue reading

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Micrographia

Los Angeles-based artist Charlotte Price created this engaging short film for the renowned Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Here’s what she had to say about the project: As a filmmaker, I spend many hours examining the world through a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Underground

Diehard fans of the Wizarding World now have an actual London Underground map detailing the landmarks from JK Rowling’s books with fictional Tube stations—except for King’s Cross and Paddington of course.

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Think Globally, Read Locally

Longmont Colorado financial planner and author Ron Vejrostek found himself frustrated by the lack of opportunities for local writers to market their books, so he opened his own bookshop. But what makes Local Editions special is its policy of only … Continue reading

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Book and Bed

Beginning next month, book lovers who visit Tokyo will have a very special place to stay. The Book and Bed Hotel, which is located in the Toshima district, comes fully stocked with thousands of books provided by Shibuya Publishing Booksellers … Continue reading

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Mapping the Wild Things

The late American artist and illustrator David McLimans published widely in periodicals as varied as The Atlantic, Washington Post and New York Times, and was awarded a Caldecott Medal for his children’s book Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet. I especially … Continue reading

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Writing Lessons From William S. Burroughs

Back in 1979, William S. Burroughs taught a writing course for Boulder Colorado’s Naropa University. Thanks to the magic of YouTube we can all learn the secrets of the Beat icon. The three part video series covers Burroughs’s views on writing … Continue reading

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Are You An Honest Book Buyer

Last month a new concept in bookselling was launched in Nanjing, China. Located in a popular square in the city’s Baixia district, the “Honesty Bookshop” operates without a cashier or onsite staff, because customers pay for their purchases by dropping … Continue reading

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