Monthly Archives: August 2018

It’s fate

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When is a book art?

H/t to Bonnie Kuster Butler for this post. When is a book art ? A current exhibition at LA’s Getty Research Institute explores the many ways in which artists create objects that straddle the worlds of books and art.  The … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves A Bookmobile

I have always thought of the bookmobile as an outreach tool for rural or suburban libraries, but even the great Brooklyn Public Library in New York City still sends them into the community. The little video below directed by Steve … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Miscellany

If like me you frequent book blogs, it’s likely that you have seen the charming, book-celebratory art work and illustrations by Hawaii-based artist and bibliophile Jane Mount. Now she has a delightful new book titled Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany coming out next … Continue reading

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Blue Mondays

This is what Monday morning looks like when you arrive to find the bookstore closed.

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Go for the bookstore, stay for the town

I just discovered that The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Sweden was named the bookstore of the year  at the London Book Fair. It’s not surprising when you learn that founder and manager Jan Smedh personally curates the store’s stock of all English … Continue reading

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The Great American Novel Mapped

The Great American Novel: Places from the pages of America’s finest literary works” map celebrates 42 important works of fiction in a very cool limited edition hand-drawn map. The graphic, which is screen printed on archival stock, is available from the … Continue reading

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Hierarchy of Needs

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Are You Ready For Insta Novels

Yesterday the New York Public Library launched a brilliant new way to enjoy classic literature. Insta Novels brings short stories, novellas, and even novels to readers in a new digital format. All readers need to do is follow @nypl on Instagram to … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism : Westernmost Bookstore in the U.S.

The Talk Story Bookstore in beautiful Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii, bills itself as America’s westernmost bookstore, but that’s not the only thing interesting about this shop. The charming little video below tells the heartwarming tale and may just rekindle your belief in the … Continue reading

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