Category Archives: Writing

Printing Is An Art Form

London’s Folio Society has been publishing beautifully crafted editions of great literature for nearly seven decades. Each book is a treasure of typography, printing, illustration and binding. They recently produced this wonderful video profile of master printer Stan Lane. If you … Continue reading

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Alice Through The Looking Glass

How paradoxical that this astonishing mural project is on the wall of an abandoned school in South Shields, England. The incredible painting, a collaborative work by street artists Irony and Frank Styles, depicts Alice from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. Part … Continue reading

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The Final Test of Truth Is Ridicule

Today I wish that I could be in Paris to participate in the march commemorating the victims of this week’s terror attacks. I’m sure that many, if not most of you, feel the same way. But it’s even more important … Continue reading

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Paris, Je T’aime

 

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Tales From the Public Domain

Yesterday was Public Domain Day in the United States and in many other nations around the world. The first day of every year creative works that have outlived their legal copyrights enter the public domain and become freely available for … Continue reading

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NPR : The Book

A few months back the Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia hosted a show of Texas-based artist Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s hilarious fictional book covers. Each of the pieces, done in watercolor, ink and gouache, offers a humorous take on contemporary publishing in … Continue reading

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Holiday Book Guide

Are you having trouble choosing last minute book gifts ? Well the New York Public Library has created a Holiday Book List Generator to help you out. The app covers a wide range of subjects: Architecture, Cooking, Dance, Gardening, Music, … 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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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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