Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hidden Barcelona

What better way to discover the hidden secrets of a city neighborhood than through the eyes of someone who has lived on the streets. Hidden City Tours has launched a project to allow visitors to Barcelona to view the city’s … Continue reading

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I Love Coffee

I love coffee and spend way too much time discovering new places to consume coffee when I travel. But I’m a caffeinated lightweight when compared to coffee fanatic and coffee blogger Ryoko Iwata. She’s a U.S.-based Japanese self-proclaimed coffee lover—hence … Continue reading

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Book Dominos

Volunteers from this year’s Cape Town Open Book Festival along with staff of Cape Town’s Central Library have triumphantly established an impressive new Guinness World Record for Book Dominos. On August 27th, they managed to down 2586 books in one … Continue reading

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Divine Bookstore

The Dutch are still devoted to reading and to their bookstores. You might even say that they are religious about literature. Booklovers around the world are familiar with the glorious Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht which is housed in a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Hold That Review

Do you post hotel and restaurant reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp? Do you ever worry about retribution from the businesses for a negative review? It may be time to reconsider that angry post on shoddy service or … Continue reading

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Imagine The People’s Library

Imagine a library stocked with books written by you, your family, your friends and neighbors. And each of those books handmade with recycled paper and book bindings. Well, The People’s Library project at the Richmond, Virginia Main Public Library is … Continue reading

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Conversations With Booksellers

As a bookseller myself, I found this little documentary film called Conversations With Booksellers encouraging in this era of the so called “death of the printed book”. I hope that the booklovers following this blog will find the conversations with … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th is so random

psst…here’s that bookporn you’ve been looking for xxx Vedi Napoli e poi muori or just visit the creepy Bourbon Tunnels. Margaret Atwood has a new book out and has taken the time to discuss horror fiction over blueberry pie right … Continue reading

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What Do We have in Our Pockets

I’m an unabashed fan of the Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret. If you read any of his terrific short story collections, I’m confident that you’ll fall under his thrall too. Keret recently posted an amusing annotated version of his … Continue reading

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More than a bed for the night

I continue to be an unrepentant fan of print travel guides and of publishers who remain committed to keeping the format alive. So, I was pleased to stumble across the Sawday family of guide books. And they are really a … Continue reading

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