Category Archives: Writing

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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Kafka Heads Back To Prague

Last month, Czech artist David Cerný unveiled his amazing statue of Franz Kafka’s head outside of the Narodni trida Metro station in the heart of Prague.

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Yes, It’s Illegal!

Launched in Copenhagen last year, Illegal! is a controversial magazine created to be sold by addicts to earn legal income specifically to fund their drug use without resorting to crime. Vendors can earn about $3.15 per copy sold. While the … Continue reading

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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 Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files

h/t to follower Akira O for the link to this video series Based on the bestselling novels by En Mikami, “The Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files” (Biburia Koshodo no jiken techo) is a popular Japanese television series that features Shioriko, … 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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