Category Archives: Asia

a loaf of bread, a glass of wine

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald With Illustrations by Willy Pogány ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 TIPPED-IN COLOR PLATES BY WILLY POGANY AND ADDITIONAL GOLD CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS Publisher: Printed in Great Britain by R.&. … 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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Making Reading a Religious Experience

A former Russian Orthodox church in Shanghai, China, built in 1932 and long abandoned, has been restored and retro-fitted as a library. Due to requirements placed on the architects by the local Historic Buildings Protection office, no major changes could … Continue reading

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Welcome to Nepal

As part of  Visit Nepal’s new 2020 tourism campaign, the organization commissioned 108 large yeti statues designed by Ang Tsherin Sherpa to be painted by various artists and placed around the world to build interest in visiting the nation.  It … Continue reading

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Reading Pavilion

 Located in the heart of Mumbai, in the gardens of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, the BookWorm Pavilion was designed as an outdoor reading space and library for both children and adults. The peaceful library is an impressive … Continue reading

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The Life You Can Save

In 2009, philosopher Peter Singer wrote the first edition of The Life You Can Save to demonstrate why we should care about and help those living in global extreme poverty, and how easy it is to improve and even save lives … Continue reading

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What You Need To Keep Warm

Neil Gaiman has composed his newest written work: a freeform poem to launch UNHCR’s Winter Emergency Appeal for refugees across the Middle East. What You Need to be Warm by Neil Gaiman A baked potato of a winter’s night to wrap … Continue reading

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Which Side Are You On

I recently spent three weeks in New Zealand driving on the “wrong” side of the road. Needless to say, it was sometimes a challenge, especially in cities like Wellington and Auckland. As the map above shows, in most countries, people … Continue reading

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Confucius Says

 

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Bookstore Tourism : Bangkok

Thailand’s largest bookstore chain Naiin has just opened this beautiful bookshop called Mind Space on two floors of the new Samyan mixed use complex. The stunning bookstore stocks both Thai and English language titles, and is even open 24-hours daily. … Continue reading

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