Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

So, you want to be a writer ?

The poet Charles Bukowski would seem to be the least likely person one would turn to for career advice, but this little piece is oddly moving. don’t be like so many writers, don’t be like so many thousands of people … Continue reading

Posted in Books, USA, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

It’s Presidents Day in ‘murica

Posted in Animation, History, USA | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Great Man Theory

 

Posted in Animation, Art, Books, History | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bed, Breakfast and Books

If you visit Lille, France after March 21st, you will be able to browse a new bookstore, have a coffee, and even stay the night at Place Ronde – Bed, Books & Breakfast. The project is the brainchild of Fabienne van … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Europe, Hotels, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Underground Books Go Digital

For more than 20 years, public transit riders in Santiago, Chile have been able to borrow books from a network of mini-library vending machines in Metro stations. Now the service, which is provided by the municipal government and the Directorate … Continue reading

Posted in Books, ebooks, Libraries, Public Transport, South America, Tech | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. The 95 year old bookstore is housed in a beautiful building … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Books, Bookstore Tourism, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Isn’t It Romantic

Happy Valentine’s Day ! This beautiful edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s romantic poems Sonnets from the Portuguese was published in Venice in 1906. The lovely miniature book was handset and bound in vellum. H/t to the University of Iowa Special Collections Library.

Posted in Books, Europe, Writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Questions from the Audience

h/t tip Tom Gauld

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gulliver’s Travels

Posted in Asia, Books, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Falter not O book, fulfil your destiny

Image | Posted on | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment