Category Archives: Books

Weight of Knowledge

London-based photographer Simon Brown’s wonderful show The Weight of Knowledge just closed at New York City’s Benrubi Gallery, but here are a few images from the exhibition that are sure to warm any bibliophile’s heart on a cold winter’s day. … Continue reading

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In Praise of Rarity

In case you needed another reason to visit Paris this holiday season, the Bibliothèque Nationale has opened a special exhibition to showcase treasures from its enormous collection. E’loge de la rareté: Cent trésors de la Réserve des livres presents one … Continue reading

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Long Live The Book

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Still Life With Books

I recently ran across a blog that was “offering’ a download of this painting (see above) to be used as a screen saver. It looked very familiar and after a little research I realized that it was by the 19th … Continue reading

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All mimsy were ye borogoves

In support of a fundraising campaign for the international charity group Worldbuilders , the ever popular author Neil Gaiman agreed to perform an iconic piece of children’s literature. The overwhelming choice was Lewis Carroll’s whimsical, wacky nonsense poem “Jabberwocky”.

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Give A Book This Christmas

Bloomsbury Publishing—whose authors include Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling and Khaled Hosseini—produced this little video to remind folks of the power of reading and the importance of great writing in our lives.

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Adventures in going nowhere

It may be surprising to discover that the renowned travel writer Pico Iyer thinks that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate travel adventure. In his recently released book The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere Iyer … Continue reading

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Take a kid to a bookstore (please)

Tomorrow is the Fifth Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. More than 750 bookshops in all of the 50 U.S. States, plus bookstores in 7 Canadian Provinces, Germany, the UK and Australia, will be hosting special events to … Continue reading

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Fame Is Relative

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Indies First

For the second year, Indies First—the campaign in support of independent bookstores—is celebrating Small Business Saturday by turning authors into volunteer booksellers at bookshops across the United States. The now annual event brings together writers, readers and booksellers to support … Continue reading

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