Category Archives: Books

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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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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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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Nothing beats a good literary map

Brooklyn Magazine recently published this wonderful literary map of NYC’s hippest borough highlighting books that represent the very diverse neighborhoods of my family’s ancestral homeland. Now they’ve followed-up with a neat map that pairs American states and representative book titles. … Continue reading

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Ah, the aroma of old books

As a life-long bibliophile, I have always found the scent of old books, antiquarian bookshops and libraries intoxicating. And who doesn’t love the smell of a brand new book? The infographic below explains just what causes those wonderful aromas. If … Continue reading

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Book Selling Is A Dirty Business

These days authors and booksellers have to dig deep to find new ways to garner attention for new releases. To promote the new children’s title Sam and Dave Dig a Hole creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Really Go There

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Poe Comes Home

Tomorrow afternoon, a new bronze statue “Poe Returns To Boston” will be unveiled at Edgar Allan Poe Square, close to the Boston Commons and the iconic author’s birthplace. Almost 165 years to the day after his death at age 40, … Continue reading

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