Monthly Archives: September 2019

Hands Up

A book buyer recently asked about “those little hands” that he keeps seeing in photos of books for sale. Well, that’s exactly what they are, tiny metal hands that safely hold pages for display or photographs. They are cool, though, … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Crime Spree

  The U.S. Library of Congress has recently announced a new collaboration with Poison Pen Press to launch the Library of Congress Crime Classics Series. Beginning this Spring, classic American crime novels will see new life with the reissue of fiction … Continue reading

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No One Reads The Prequel


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Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library opened in a donated storefront in the author’s hometown of Indianapolis in 2011. Over the years, the institution’s success as a tourist attraction and literary pilgrimage site made it obvious that the museum couldn’t … Continue reading

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Secret Bookstores NYC

With iconic New York City booksellers seemingly disappearing every month, it’s a relief to find that venerable institutions are fighting the trend and thriving. It’s particularly surprising when it comes to obscure book shops such as the little-known James Cummins … Continue reading

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Forbidden Reads

I bet you thought that Banned Books Week would slip by without a mention from me; no chance of that. This week, September 22 through 28 is once again set aside to recognize the threat of censorship to any society. … Continue reading

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Except that the goal falls short of the reach

I may have mentioned once or twice that I am a huge fan of the late poet and singer Leonard Cohen. Those of us who value his work were greatly saddened by his passing. Last week the first cut from … Continue reading

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London : Food For Thought

My favorite London travel book store Stanfords has opened a food-themed bookshop in a joint venture with street food pioneers KERB “to showcase London’s food and cultural history through literature,” the Bookseller reported. Market Bookshop will be a permanent fixture at the newly opened Seven Dials Market in Covent … Continue reading

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Autumn in New York

Ah, Autumn in New York City where even the trash cans sprout seasonal flower arrangements.  

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Your 2019 Leaf Peeping Guide

Each year at this time, posts a wonderful Fall foliage prediction map. This handy tool allows leaf peepers to plan their Autumn travels based on prime leaf colors. The site also offers some helpful information on the science of … Continue reading

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