Monthly Archives: December 2015

Another Year Immersed in Biblichor

Here we are again at the end of another year. It’s a time for stock taking, both literal and metaphorical. Regular followers of Travel Between The Pages may be aware that in real life I am a bookseller. At this … Continue reading

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Cold Toast & Stale Coffee

Have you ever wondered what writers snack on while they’re working? Then check out this wonderful illustration by San Francisco-based artist Wendy MacNaughton, which appeared in the New York Times Book review earlier this year. You can see more of … Continue reading

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How It’s Done

I’m a long time fan of writer George Saunders going back to his short story collections “CivilWar Land in Bad Decline” and “Pastoralia”. If you love great storytelling, whether you know Saunders’ work or not (but you should), this short … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Philly

There’s lots to love in Philadelphia; it has terrific restaurants, seminal historic sites, hip neighborhoods, and world class museums. The best museum in town is the extraordinary Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philly-based, award-winning videographer and journalist Cory J. Popp has … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve visited Amsterdam. But some how I always seem to miss the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminating the wintery gloom, this colorful event features dozens of light installations scattered throughout the … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Paris

This wonderful compilation combines some of the oldest film footage shot in Paris between 1877 and 1900, with contemporary video. Created by Yestervid, it also places each location on a map of the city.

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No Re-Gifting

The German publishing house Bastei Lübbe and the bookstore chain Hugendubel have teamed up to create a unique way to end re-gifting of unwanted holiday presents. They have come up with a vending machine where booklovers can insert their disappointing … Continue reading

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Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Now free the prisoners!

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Winter Therapy

This time of the year, most folks in the northern hemisphere could do with a little “luminotherapie”; and none more than the residents of chilly Canada. Impulse is a fabulously fun interactive art installation in the heart of Montreal made … Continue reading

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Cold Read

Paganella is a fairly typical ski resort in the Italian Dolomites, with one exception; it’s also the home of the Biblio Igloo. For the last two seasons, the Trentino Alto Adige resort has sponsored a pop-up library in a specially … Continue reading

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