Category Archives: USA

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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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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The Heartland

Prints of this gorgeous typographic map of the American Heartland by artist/designer/photographer Nancy McCabe can be purchased on her Etsy shop along with other examples of her extraordinary work.

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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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Happy Thanksgiving

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The Last Bookstore

Arizona-based photographer Bryan David Griffith spent the better part of the last year traveling around the United States in an old camper documenting the surviving and thriving American independent bookstore. Using a large format camera, Griffith created a project called “The Last … Continue reading

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Why A Pineapple

Airbnb is one of the best known brands in travel these days, but for some reason they’ve decided to go retro and publish their very own print travel magazine. The publication, which is called Pineapple, will be issued quarterly, without … Continue reading

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Books Everyone Should Read

Writer and designer David McCandless created this challenging infographic for his new book Knowledge Is Beautiful. How many have you read ?

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William S. Burroughs: What a cut-up

I just saw that Penguin Modern Classics will be reissuing William S. Burroughs’ mind-bending cut-up trilogy with some appropriately sinister cover art by Julian House. You may not recognize his name, but House is responsible for some awesome album cover … Continue reading

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