Monthly Archives: August 2013

Books Are My Bag

Books Are My Bag is an upcoming nationwide campaign throughout the UK celebrating books and bookshops. The collaboration among publishers, writers and bookstores—both chain and indie—is the biggest promotion for bookshops ever launched in Britain. The mission is to rally … Continue reading

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Whadda You Lookin’ At

New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood is a pale shadow of it once was. Block after block has been subsumed by the ever-spreading Chinatown sprawl. But a new street initiative called the L.I.S.A. Project aims to turn Little Italy into Manhattan’s … Continue reading

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What Came First

As a bookseller, I am frequently asked to help folks determine if they have a first edition book or a less valuable reprint. In fact, I get more calls and emails about this question than any other requests for information. … Continue reading

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See Italy for Free

Are you hankering for a visit to Italy but you’re low on cash or time? Italy’s popular beverage brand San Pellegrino has created an opportunity for you to take a 3-minute digital vacation in Sicily for free. San Pellegrino has built … Continue reading

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Travel the Bookshop Trail

The new Bookshop Trail app was created to celebrate Edinburgh’s status as the very first UNESCO City of Literature and to provide booklovers with thorough information on fifty-three of the city’s bookstores. The helpful app covers it all from antiquarian … Continue reading

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I Want the Guava Empanada

Here in the U.S., we’ve become enamored of international cuisines. Even in regions where a Korean restaurant was once an exotic discovery, it’s not unusual to find Southeast Asia, Latin American, Caribbean and African restaurants. But Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen takes … Continue reading

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Amazon Can’t Replace This (2)

Situated in a wonderful old Victorian railway station in England’s Northumberland, Barter Books has been delighting bibliophiles since 1991. Counterbalancing the doomsayers in the era of the supposed death of printed books, Barter Books carries on. In fact, owners Mary … Continue reading

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Midtown NYC

Okay, I admit it, I’m a sucker for an awesome time-lapse video. Midtown New York City is one such terrific film from the folks at Washington D.C.’s District 7 Media. Based on 50,00 plus still frames, shot over six months, … Continue reading

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Moshi, Moshi

I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling I sometimes hesitate making local telephone calls due to my language deficits or just plain ignorance of local “phone etiquette”. This helpful infographic from the folks at Repair Labs may be … Continue reading

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Beer Lovers Only

Have you ever found yourself at a loss when attempting to order a beer in another country? Do you ever have trouble getting the type of beer that you really want when traveling? Well, the new Pivo app is just for … Continue reading

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