Category Archives: Books

Banned But Unburnable

To protest widespread book bans in the U.S., Canadian author Margaret Atwood has collaborated with her publishers on a fireproof edition of her most famous—and often banned—novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.  The unique issue was produced by Rethink, an independent creative agency, and made in … Continue reading

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Life Is An Open Book

The art of brick sculpture goes back to ancient Babylonia. It has fallen out of favor in modern days, but the work “Life Is An Open Book” by the American sculptor Brad Spenser is a wonderful example of the form. Situated … Continue reading

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A Human Being Is A Moment

Existential Comics is a webcomic about philosophy created by Corey Mohler, a software engineer in Portland, Oregon. Mohler created the comic in December 2013 in an attempt to help popularize philosophy through comedy.  You can help support Corey at Patreon.

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What Kind of Days Are These

WHAT KIND OF DAYS ARE THESE Adrienne Rich There’s a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecuted who disappeared into … Continue reading

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Feline Friday

 

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Behind The Scenes

The exterior of the Thomas Fisher Library offers little clue to the extraordinary treasures inside. Now we can take a ten-minute, behind-the-scenes tour through the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto, Canada, where we can discover a First Folio, the … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Log Cabin Edition

I have not had the pleasure of book browsing at the Cottage Book Shop, but thanks to TBTP reader Gwen S. I’m happy to share it with you. The bookstore is located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National … Continue reading

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Just Another Manic Monday of Miscellany

The coolest doorway in Paris is at number 29 Avenue Rapp . Mondrian’s mysticism: Evolution (1910–1911) A NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM Ada Limón The truth is, I’ve never cared for the National Anthem. If you think about it, it’s not a … Continue reading

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A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century

The 1827 novel, The Mummy: A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century,  by Jane Webb, was reissued last month as part of the Haunted Library of Horror Classics series. Originally issued as a three-volume pocket-sized novel, the book concerns the Egyptian mummy … Continue reading

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how the story ends

“lastly, three apples fell from the sky; one for our story’s heroes, one for the person who told their tale, and one for those who listened and promise to share. And with that, they all achieved their hearts’ desires. Let … Continue reading

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