Category Archives: Books

Love Travel Guides

I was recently researching India travel guidebooks and stumbled across the beautiful, hand-crafted books from the Love Travel Guides series. Founder and publisher, Fiona Caulfield, believes that “Falling in love with a city is just as exciting as falling in … Continue reading

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Reading So Hard I Got Paper Cuts

A couple of years back you may have seen the hilarious parody of Jay Z and Kanye West called B*tches in Bookshops (see below) that was written and performed by La Shea Delaney and Annabelle Quezada. Now the pair are … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Reading Device

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Lit Mapping NYC

Trendy New York-based eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has created an entertaining literary map dedicated to the Upper East side neighborhood around its uptown showroom. From Ira Levin’s spooky Rosemary’s Baby (yes, it was a book first) to J.D. Salinger’s iconic … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

I like real books and I can not lie. And it appears that a majority of other readers do too. The infographic below, which is based on a poll by the UK-based Fatbrain book marketplace, explores the reasons why readers … Continue reading

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Starry Night

Commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Vincent is a moving and affectionate tribute to Vincent van Gogh in the form of a graphic novel, or rather a graphic biography. Part of publisher SelfMadeHero’s “Art Masters” series, the book … Continue reading

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No Luggage Required

The luxury retailer Louis Vuitton has been slowly rolling-out a collection of limited edition travel books that is being sold in its boutiques. Each of the guides is being illustrated by a different international artist. The initial four books in … Continue reading

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Book reviews concise and to the point

Lisa brown is a San Francisco-based author, cartoonist and illustrator who is probably best known for her art work in Lemony Snicket books. In her spare time, she creates the hilarious “Three Panel Book Review” comicfor the San Francisco Chronicle … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the City (a little delayed)

Regular visitors to TBTP know that I’m inordinately fond of  old travel guidebooks, whimsical book illustrations and tales of eastern European intrigue. Of course I couldn’t pass-up a crazy story that I ran across the other day that has all … Continue reading

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We Know Nothing

I have been a big fan of Oakland, California-based artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon ever since I ran across some of her San Francisco travel illustrations. Now the self-taught prodigy has a wonderful book coming out on April 1st called … Continue reading

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