Category Archives: Books

Mark Twain Travel Writer

When we think about the great 19th century American writer Mark Twain, his lauded Mississippi River novels usually come to mind. However, it was the 1869 travel book The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim’s Progress  which first brought him prominence. … Continue reading

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Bookstore Cat

Old Books with Cat, Barcelona, Photo by Francesc Català-Roca, 1953 Homage to Catalonia    

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Think Globally, Shop Locally

 

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My Reading Year

h/t Tom Gauld  

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More Than Words

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers young adults who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a book business. They believe … Continue reading

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Weekend Plans

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Yeah, That’s Me

 

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The Myth of Thanksgiving

The Myth of the First Thanksgiving On Thanksgiving this year as we celebrate  with family and friends, it is also essential that we honestly acknowledge that the event this day is based on is a myth, and that the United … Continue reading

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Still Life (with books)

Still Life with Books, a Globe and Musical Instruments, Jan Vermeulen, 1660, Mauritshuis Museum  

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Alice Redux

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll – illustration by Sir John Tenniel London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1927

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