Monthly Archives: December 2018

Best Books of the Year (or some of)

For the past month or so we’ve seen the annual steady stream of “Best Books of the Year” lists from websites, bloggers, magazines, critics, and newspapers. So, I thought that I would share my own unsolicited list. If you are … Continue reading

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The Book of the Future


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Library Porn

Every bibliophile that I know would love to have one of these in their neighborhood. This stunning little library was designed by Shulin Forest Architects to be a serene reading space for the book-loving village of Liangjiashan in Zhejiang Province, … Continue reading

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Confusion of Confusions

With all of the recent maddening gyrations in the world’s stock markets, maybe the capitalist nabobs pulling the strings could benefit from perusing this 17th century financial guide recently up for auction by Sotheby’s Rare Book and Manuscript auctioneers. The … Continue reading

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America 2018

The Land of the Living Dead: a Narrative of the Perilous Sojourn therein of George Cowper, Mariner, in the Year 1835. Neal Fyne. London: Henry J. Drane, n.d. [1897]. Illustrations by E. A. Holloway. First edition. Fantastic adventure fiction. Castaways … Continue reading

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Reading Makes You Better

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Christmas 1966

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Here Comes Santa


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Edward Hopper,¬†Intermission¬†(1963)  

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It’s A Wonderful Banksy Life

Banksy has confirmed that a two-sided mural on an out of the way garage in Port Talbot, Wales is his newest work. From one angle it appears to feature a child happily catching snow flakes. However, viewed from a slightly … Continue reading

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