Category Archives: Writing

traveling book

Last month, the Associazione Italiana Edtitori (the Italian Publishing Association) launched a national campaign to promote reading—and book buying. They recruited thousands of social media savvy ambassadors to post messages encouraging young people to read. The group also commissioned a  … Continue reading

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Why We Talk This Way

I tried to explain the evolution of human languages to our third grader the other day and did a poor job of it. Hopefully, this wonderful infographic created by Swedish writer and comic artist Minna Sundberg will do the trick.

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Shaking Up Antiquarian Books

You don’t need to be an antiquarian book geek like me to enjoy the wonderful collection of literary gifs at De Motu Librorum.

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It’s International Dylan Day

No, not Bob; it’s Dylan Thomas Day. Literature Wales has inaugurated the first annual International Dylan Day to honor Wales’ favorite son Dylan Thomas. May 14th was chosen to commemorate the premiere of Thomas’ play “Under the Milk Wood”. Celebrations … Continue reading

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Tree Book Tree

Buenos Aires-based publisher Pequeños Editor has created a fun and educational book that can be recycled into a tree. The Tree Book Tree children’s book is printed on acid-free paper with environmentally safe ink. The book’s pages are impregnated with … Continue reading

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Friendship is an island that you retreat to…

Blank on Blank is a project from Brooklyn-based Quoted Studios, which aims to preserve American interviews through animation. The wonderful video below features a long-lost interview between the iconic author Ray Bradbury and a young journalist named Chad Coates from … Continue reading

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Free Comics Today !

You won’t get a classic Superman, but if you head to your local comic bookstore today you can pick-up a free copy of a more contemporary comic. Why ? Because it’s Free Comic Book Day . The annual event began … Continue reading

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Independent Bookstore Day ! (yeah)

Tomorrow more than 400 independent bookstores across North America will participate in the first annual, continent-wide, Independent Bookstore Day. Indie shops will host hundreds of author appearances, readings, parties, giveaways, special literary events, and 16 exclusive books and art pieces for … Continue reading

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Walking New York

The New York Times Magazine commissioned the French street artist known as JR to create this amazing cover for this week’s edition. JR painted an eye-popping 150-foot tall image of 20-year old Azerbaijani waiter Elmar Aliyev and then had it … Continue reading

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It’s World Book Day !

I’m certain that all of you bibliophiles know that today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Readers around the globe are celebrating with all manner of bookish events. My friends in the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are … Continue reading

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