Monthly Archives: September 2017

Words Have Power

Libraries, booksellers, publishers, schools, writers’ groups, and other organizations in North America are gearing up to mark Banned Books Week 2017, which runs from September 24 to the 30th. Many bookshops and libraries have gotten a jump on the upcoming … Continue reading

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London: the cycle of futility

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Go Ask Alice

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by A.H. Watson, Collins 1939.

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Boom for Real

The ever elusive British street artist known as Banksy has confirmed via Instagram that two new artworks on the walls of London’s Barbican Centre are his creations. One image is of a ferris wheel with people lining-up at the ticket … Continue reading

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The Mind Loves The Unkown

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown since meaning of the mind is itself unknown.”

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Entropy Always Wins

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Bench Press

Poland’s Zaczytani Foundation recently completed the installation of a series of benches modeled on open books. The colorful seating, which can be found in the center of Warsaw, Gdansk, Kracow, Poznan, and Wroclaw, references works by famous Polish writers, such … Continue reading

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Spend Your Money Wisely

Roughly translated: Spend your money wisely, buy a book.  

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Every Picture Tells A Story

Placing ordinary objects such as globes, books, lights, and furniture in wilderness locations, Norwegian artist and photographer Rune Guneriussen creates unusual narratives and surprising stories. The video below explores his artistic process in the creation of these extraordinary installations.

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Save That Book

Anyone who has experienced a wet book will appreciate this primer on rescuing water damaged books. The video from Syracuse University Library provides a practical action plan to rescue that paperback you dropped in the tub or your rain-drenched textbook. … Continue reading

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