Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Art of the Book

As a collector and seller of antiquarian books, I often marvel at the astonishing binding and printing variants in old books. A favorite decorative feature in many 19th century volumes is the use of marbled paper and cloth for endpapers … Continue reading

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A book must be the axe…

Some unoriginal thoughts after reading The Age of Miracles… “’I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, … Continue reading

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Why Not Crete

This guest post on Crete is from writer and journalist Richard Clark, who is the author of two books on Greece. Samaria – The Longest Gorge The early start had taken its toll and I was fighting with my eyes … Continue reading

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The Textbook Solution

With a new school year on the horizon, college and university students the world over are searching for affordable solutions to the dreaded textbook buying spree. This helpful infographic explores innovative ways to bring down the exorbitant cost of textbook … Continue reading

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You Asked For It

When I meet readers of Travel Between The Pages, they often comment on the numerous photographs of libraries and bookshops that appear on the blog. Comment in a positive way that is. So, here are some more “library porn” shots … Continue reading

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Literary Jukebox

Writer Maria Popova has launched an irresitible new blog called the Literary Jukebox. The ultra-minimalist tumblr matches a significant passage from a favorite book with a thematically related song each day. I was hooked on my first visit, when Maria … Continue reading

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iTypewriter for the Nostalgic

Austin Yang is an Edinburgh-based product and industrial designer with a sardonic sense of humor and a gift for shrewd technological mashups. His neat iTypewriter allows users to enjoy the old-time feel of typing on a traditional machine while reaping … Continue reading

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No Assembly Required

Love it or hate it, IKEA is known the world over for its cleverly designed home furnishings, innovative marketing campaigns and big box stores. Now the global colossus has set its sights on an entirely new market—budget hotels. Inter IKEA, … Continue reading

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Encouraging Entropy

Way back on August 27, 2010, we posted a story on a marvelous bibliographic installation in the woods of Quebec, Canada titled Jardin de la Connaissance. This joint project by artist Rodney Latourelle and landscape architects 100 Landschaftsarchitektur involved stacked … Continue reading

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15 Tips on Writing

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