Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Regrets, I’ve had a few

Here at TBTP World Headquarters we spend way too much time reminiscing about books bought, sold, and collected over the years. This inevitably leads to uncomfortable regrets about the items passed over at book sales, sold below the actual value, … Continue reading

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Celebrate with Patience and Fortitude

The New York Public Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. An elite group of librarians from NYPL have created a list of 125 books from the last 125 years that inspire a lifelong love of reading. Even Patience … Continue reading

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Avoid the Day: Bookstore Tourism

Avoid the Day Bookstore & Cafe began life as an itinerant pop-up about two years ago  around the Rockaway peninsula in the New York City Borough of Queens. Last week, co-owners Jianna and Jason Heurer manifested their shared dream to … Continue reading

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It’s Always Caturday at this bookshop

Otis & Clementine’s Books & Coffee is a bookshop and cafe that always has a few visiting foster kittens in stock, all of whom are up for adoption. The book shop, just outside of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, has … Continue reading

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New Light

“Lux Nova” translates from Latin as “new light” but it also refers specifically to the otherworldly light that is generated by stained glass windows. Recently, Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark commissioned SIIKU art studio to create the Lux Nova installation at … Continue reading

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Not The New Yorker

As an unapologetic fan of Wes Anderson films, I have been looking forward to the release of his upcoming movie The French Dispatch. Although we still have to wait until July 24, 2020 to see it, the trailer and a fun … Continue reading

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Illustrious Illustrations

For book geeks like me, this huge online library of thousands of old book illustrations  is a time-sucking rabbit hole. But if you are game, it offers a treasure trove of searchable images by name, artist, source, date, and which … Continue reading

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Chronicles of New York

Dramatically set atop a set of stacked blue shipping containers, the French street artist JR just completed his latest large-scale wheat paste work, Chronicles of New York at Domino Park in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The installation is a compilation of … Continue reading

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Smiley’s People

I’m a huge fan of John le Carré and have read everything that he’s written. No matter how one may feel about his politics, he’s the undisputed master of the espionage novel. Artist Matt Taylor  has illustrated a quite number … Continue reading

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