Monthly Archives: March 2015

Geography never stands still

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Paris : Down the Rabbit Hole

I first had the pleasure of visiting Shakespeare and Company bookstore more than 30 years ago, and I still return without fail each and every time that I’m in Paris. But not every book lover gets to browse Europe’s most … Continue reading

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Get Going

For many travelers, it has become increasingly important not only to see a city, but to become temporarily part of the fabric of a place. The new Carl Goes series of travel guides hopes to help visitors go beyond the … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life

As part of its Living Knowledge campaign, the British Library released this wonderful video on a typical day in the life of the library. The original soundtrack, by DJ Yoda, was constructed by sampling the British Library’s enormous sound collection.

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It Was Snowing Butterflies

On its 80th anniversary, Penguin Books has launched Little Black Classics, a series of 80 titles priced at just 80p. The diminutive books include fiction and nonfiction works drawn from Penguin’s Classics list. The covers all sport a striking typographic … Continue reading

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Coffee is all the rage

Bestselling author, avid biker, and all around coffee geek Chris Ward created this terrific tube-centric coffee map of London for the caffeine deficient. You can even order your own copy here.

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

Buenos Aires artist Raul Lemesoff is celebrating World Book Day today with his latest rolling “weapon of mass instruction”. This version of his militant bookmobile is built on the chassis of an old Ford Falcon and is traveling around Argentina … Continue reading

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Subway History

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Euro Hacking

Responding to the social, cultural, political, and emotional impact of the ongoing European financial crisis, the Greek artist known only as Stefanos has created a thoughtful project called Euro Banknote Bombing. His ink drawings of tiny human figures reflect the … Continue reading

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Cultivating Food For Thought

The other day, I stopped by a local Chipotle restaurant for my favorite fast food tofu burrito. I was happy to find that they had a full set of the Mexican food chain’s new Cultivating Thought packaging. The second installment … Continue reading

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