Monthly Archives: August 2020

Poison Book Project

Just in case you needed another reason to wash your hands these days… The bright emerald green cloth on the books (above & below) gets its intense color from copper acetoarsenite, more commonly known as arsenic. The inorganic pigment was … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have To Listen To Oprah

I don’t think that I’ve ever actually read O, the Oprah Magazine, but I recently heard about an issue that featured “17 Black-owned bookstores in America that amplify the best in literature.” It also recommended the favorite bookshops of renowned … Continue reading

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Do You Suffer From Reader’s Block

 

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Virtually Independent Bookstore Day

Tomorrow more than 630 bookstores across North America are planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day . Booksellers are promoting a variety of virtual and in person events this year. Kids’ and YA events: 1:00 p.m. ET: Lisa Brown drawing class from Goldfish Ghost 1:30 … Continue reading

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On the Road

The iconic artist Ed Ruscha has long been inspired by urban America – its cars, billboards, gas stations and low-slung houses all strung out in a seemingly endless sprawl. The short film below combines images from the Getty Research Institutes’s … Continue reading

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Going Mobile

The staff of the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) in upstate New York partnered with the Book Nook in Saranac Lake, The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid, TREES Adirondack Gifts & Books in Bolton Landing to visit small communities throughout the region that don’t … Continue reading

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Classic Reads (updated)

 

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Making Hay

“Haymaking” by William Carlos Williams The living quality of the man’s mind stands out and its covert assertions for art, art, art! painting that the Renaissance tried to absorb but it remained a wheat field over which the wind played … Continue reading

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Lowdown in Sweden

Perspicacious followers of TBTP may recall a short story from a while back about the World’s Smallest Bookstore. Now the folks from the aptly named AnonyMouse street art collective have returned with the World’s Smallest Record Shop. Located in the … Continue reading

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Lovecraft Country

So we missed H.P.’s birthday yesterday, but to make up for that here’s a way cool graphic novelized version of one of his creepy stories. Lovecraft was a horrible racist bigoted son of a bitch, but he sure could spin … Continue reading

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