Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Bookshelf Sleuthing

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Bookstore Tourism : London

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit each of the 17 wonderful bookstores in this charming short video from Abebooks. The little tour manages to cover antiquarian, secondhand, and indie community bookshops in every corner of London. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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Go For The Books, Stay For The Beer

Büchermeile Düsseldorf  is a mile-long book market of stalls along the banks of the river Rhine in Düsseldorf Altestadt. It happens on three weekends in the summer, the last one of this year will be September 22-23 (weather permitting of course).The … Continue reading

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Banksy Takes A Seaside Holiday

The slippery street artist(s) known as Banksy recently dropped a new work in the old English seaside town of Clevedon. As an “old” person I resent the implication, but it does make a point.

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Word on the Street : Philly

An anonymous street artist who goes by the moniker mpeachhim has been installing tiles around Philadelphia that are clever and to the point. If you’re in the city, they can be found at 10th & South St., Lombard & Broad, and Modine … Continue reading

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Summer Reading


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The Great New York Subway Map

Italian illustrator and author Emilliano Ponzi has released a marvelous book in collaboration with the MoMA in New York City introducing young readers to the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Using illustrations of trains, subway stations, advertisements and … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is …

I am happy to announce that the winner of the collectible travel book giveaway is Johanna B. from the UK. She has fittingly chosen The Romance of London 1911 by Gordon Home, which was published by Adam and Charles Black, London with … Continue reading

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A Hole In The Alps

About this time each August, I become nostalgic for the Swiss Alps. I was fortunate to have spent most of the month one year camping and hiking around Switzerland. And one of my favorite areas was the less touristed valleys … Continue reading

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NYC Word On The Street

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