Category Archives: Writing

Pity the Poor Librarian

I don’t know who is behind the anonymous blog Professional Library Literature but I think that they’re overdue for a sabbatical . These hilarious pulp fiction book parodies will surely ring true for our librarian readers, professional students and library habitué.

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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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Will You Make The Switch

Last week’s news story about 14 year-old student Suvir Michandani’s plan to save the U.S. government $400 million per year by encouraging the switch to use of the Garamond font in official documents went viral. Now the ad agency Grey … 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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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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Best Books of the Century

It’s only just 2014 and we’re already seeing “best books of the century” lists coming out. Seems a bit premature to me, but this infographic from USC Rossier School of Education is interesting enough, though flawed. The choices were gleaned … Continue reading

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