Monthly Archives: July 2013

Strange Bedfellows

Steimatzky is Israel’s leading bookseller with at least 160 bookstores and outlets around the country. Founded in 1925, the chain is anything but stuffy. They’ve been known in recent years for a series of clever and entertaining advertising campaigns. Their … Continue reading

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Amazon Can’t Replace This

In my ongoing obsession to visit or document every quirky secondhand bookshop, I offer you La Caverne aux Livres in the suburban Paris town of Auvers-sur-Oise. Located next to the town’s railway station, this terrific little bookstore occupies a repurposed … Continue reading

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Over The Falls

One of my fondest childhood memories is a roadtrip to Niagra Falls and an awesome boat ride on the Maid of the Mist under the falls. So, I just loved this amazing video by Matt Quest of a flight over … Continue reading

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Beach Reads

Enjoying a good beach read is one of the perks of summertime for booklovers the world over. The city of Tel Aviv has just made it even easier with the launch of their beach library on wheels. The colorfully painted … Continue reading

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Free Coffee for Flyers

Earlier this month we shared a story about Molson Brewery‘s free beer vending machine promotion in Europe. Well now the Dutch coffee company Douwe Egberts is getting on the free bandwagon with a campaign that places free coffee dispensing machines … Continue reading

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Zoomable Maps

London-based designer Anne Stauche has created the brilliant map²—a series of paper maps inspired by the zoomable feature of digital maps. The cleverly designed versions of map² are pocket-sized paper maps that utilize a unique folding process to allow users … Continue reading

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Left To Right, Top To Bottom

Some day the little video below may become a valuable instructional tool for the uninitiated, but for now it’s a witty bit of bibliophilic entertainment. “How to Read a Book” was created by university student Hilary Crommer for a Visual … Continue reading

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Rhodes – The Island of the Knights

Today’s guest post is an excerpt from the new travel book “Rhodes —The Island of the Knights” by Richard Clark. Rhodes – The Island of the Knights With a fair wind, the island of Rhodes is but half a day’s … Continue reading

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Why So Hard

The following guest post is by Amelia Hunter of Galstyan Immigration Law. For more information about visas and immigration law, contact her at or visit the Galstyan Law website. Top 5 Countries That Are Very Hard to Get Into … Continue reading

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A screaming comes across the sky

The American Book Review is an award-winning publication that specializes in reviews of often neglected or under-rated novels, poetry and literary criticism from small, regional and university presses. Not long ago they published a marvelous list of the “100 Best … Continue reading

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