Monthly Archives: March 2020

Films as Books

I really love this ongoing project by illustrator and designer Matt Stevens. His reimagined movies as books concept is simply brilliant.  

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Mondays are still miscellaneous

What a brilliant idea to promote local libraries. This is a tribute that the city of Vigo in Spain wanted to pay Jules Verne (on the occasion of the centenary of his death) for having mentioned this city in his … Continue reading

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National Emergency Library

In this time of crisis. the Internet Archive has created a National Emergency Library to make reading and research materials available online for everyone. The official post below outlines the project and its offerings. To address our unprecedented global and immediate need … Continue reading

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The night is darkening round me

The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow; But a tyrant spell has bound me, And I cannot, cannot go. The giant trees are bending Their bare boughs weighed with snow; The storm is fast descending, And … Continue reading

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Free Books in Translation

Archipelago Books is giving away 30 e-books (in ePub or PDF format) from their back catalogue. Most are translated works of fiction, though you’ll also find poetry, such as by the Cuban Dulce María Loynaz (tr. James O’Connor), and the hard-to-categorize Novices of Sias … Continue reading

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A winning combination

I don’t imagine that any of us will be traveling to China any time soon, however, wouldn’t the new Capsule Hotel & Bookstore in Qinglongwu, Zhejiang province, China, be the ideal getaway.  

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Hermitage

I was very fortunate to spend an entire day in the world renowned Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia a few years ago. It’s almost overwhelming to try and take in the immense institution in one visit. To save our … Continue reading

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All is vanity

“Herman Melville” by W.H. Auden Towards the end he sailed into an extraordinary mildness, And anchored in his home and reached his wife And rode within the harbour of her hand, And went each morning to an office As though … Continue reading

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Mondays are miscellaneous now

Antiquarian books – from the bookshelf’s view point.. This book records a Buddhist text given to the Qianlong emperor by a Panchen Lama from Tibet. The calligraphy was written by the court official Liang Guozhi (1723–1774) then engraved into the jade pages and painted … Continue reading

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Free Reading Materials (really pt.2)

While millions of people are staying home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Scribd is making their digital library of ebooks and audiobooks free for everyone: scribd.com/readfree  

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