Category Archives: Writing

Literary Ireland

Ireland a Literary Atlas maps the rich literary heritage of Ireland. The infographic was produced by and designed by UK-based NeoMan Studios. Too bad they left out my favorite contemporary Irish writer Kevin Barry.

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Books About Town

On July 2nd, artfully decorated benches shaped like books began popping up all around London. Books About Town is a public arts event celebrating London’s literary heritage and is sponsored by the National Literary Trust, an organization dedicated to supporting … Continue reading

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When in the course of human events…

The Declaration of Independence in American H.L. Mencken 1921 WHEN THINGS get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission … Continue reading

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Future Library

Future Library is a public art project by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, which will slowly unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway.A thousand trees have been planted in Normarka, a forest just outside Oslo. It … Continue reading

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Murakami, more is not enough

Suzanne Dean, the Creative Director of Random House in London, designed the new book jacket for Haruki Murakami’s new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, which includes a sheet of stickers so readers can redesign their own … Continue reading

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About Murakami

New York psychologist, writer and animator Ilana Simons created this terrific short animated film called “About Haruki Murakami” to celebrate everyone’s favorite Japanese writer. Well, he’s my favorite, any way.

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Call Me Ishmael

Call Me Ishmael is an intriguing new way to share your love of books and reading. The concept behind the project is quite simple: Step # Call Ishmael’s phone number 774.325.0503 . Step #2 Listen to a brief message. Step … Continue reading

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Times New Roman

If you have little interest in typography, then you can safely skip this engaging film about the world’s most popular typeface. But if you pay attention to what you see on the printed page (or on your screens) then this … Continue reading

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Love Your Local Indies

The New Yorker magazine’s “Page Turner” blog recently asked cartoonist Bob Eckstein to travel around New York City and draw his favorite bookstores. Here’s a sample of his first installment from the series of annotated cartoons. It’s bittersweet to see … Continue reading

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Don’t Quote Me


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