Monthly Archives: March 2018

Springtime in Paris

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Bookstore Tourism Boulder

This week, Publishers Weekly named Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado as the 2018 Bookstore of the Year. Founded in 1973 by David Bolduc, the bookshop has been a pioneer in indie bookstore initiatives, as well as an anchor in … Continue reading

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Cultivating Readers

With an entirely new crop of babies arriving in our family this year, I have been focused again on the importance of starting early reading to children. Research has clearly shown that reading to and with children from birth and throughout childhood … Continue reading

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Dublin in the Drizzle

The 2018 winner of the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award is Manus Boyle Tobin. His short story “Drizzle on the Windscreen” is a single sentence narrative about a homeless Dublin taxi driver. Tobin has said that his … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Stories

About three years ago I did a post on the introduction of Short Édition short story dispensing machines in France. These brilliant kiosks provide users with one, three, or five minute reads on slim receipt-like paper strips for free. Last week, the Free … Continue reading

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Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel

The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel (Les songes drolatiques de Panatgruel) is a bizarre, Brueghel-esque volume of humorous and grotesque woodcuts published in Paris in 1565. Based on the satirical Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel by François Rabelais, the book … Continue reading

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Power To The People

Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in the March for Our Lives organized by young people in the U.S. to protest the plague of gun violence in our schools and communities. It was inspiring and heartening to see these young women … Continue reading

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Paper Matters

Many years ago, I tried my hand at paper making. I think that I still have files of homemade paper stashed away somewhere. I wasn’t very good at papermaking, but I developed a real appreciation for the skill involved in … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Now Has A Parkipelago

CPH-Ø1 is a 215 square-foot handmade floating platform with a tree planted in the center. The min-island represents the first piece in a new project from local design studio Fokstrot. The “Parkipelago” is an innovative concept in public spaces coming to Copenhagen’s inner … Continue reading

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When The Spring Came

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