Monthly Archives: June 2017

Anarchy In The UK

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Ice Scream

During the last few years, I have had the opportunity to observe first hand the devastating impact that climate change is having on glaciers in Alaska and in Europe. It’s heartbreaking to see the rapid retreat of these spectacular natural … Continue reading

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Happy Bookstore Birthday

This week New York City’s beloved Strand Bookstore celebrated its 90th anniversary. Although book shops seem to be going out of business daily in NYC, the Strand—and its 90 year-old owner Fred Bass—are still going strong.

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Take The Train

In the not too distant past, European travel transportation decisions were simple—just take the train. The most complicated choice involved the efficacy of train passes. These days the options are often confusing. Is it better to fly a budget carrier … Continue reading

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Most Literate Countries

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Be Here Now

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Bookstore Tourism London

Lined with mellow oak paneling, bathed in natural light from  tall glass roof, Daunt books in Marylebone London is an elegant and calm oasis for visiting bibliophiles. The sedate, Edwardian building provides a pitch-perfect setting for one of the city’s … Continue reading

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Time Travel

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is currently showing an extraordinary short film titled “New York 1911”. Created from a restored nitrate print, the nine minute film enables the viewer to virtually time travel to turn of the century … Continue reading

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Really Big Books

Thanks to the British Library, bibliophiles and map geeks can now view the second largest atlas in the world online. The colossal book was a gift from Dutch merchant Johannes Klencke in 1660 to King Charles II of Great Britain. The massive … Continue reading

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Word On The Street

Founded in June 2011, Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library serving people without homes in Portland, Oregon. Take a look:

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