Category Archives: Film

There and back again

I’m in the midst of planning a road trip around New Zealand for later this year and was exploring Lord of the Rings and Hobbit related film sites. In the process, I stumbled upon these wonderful cross section drawings of Bag End—the ancestral home … Continue reading

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Book Rescue

As a bookseller, one of the frequent calls that I receive is about rescuing wet books. This helpful video tutorial from the Syracuse University Libraries demonstrates one method for intervening to save a book that has been exposed to moisture. … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Self

THE EVERLASTING SELF Comes in from a downpour Shaking water in every direction — A collaborative condition: Gathered, shed, spread, then Forgotten, reabsorbed. Like love From a lifetime ago, and mud A dog has tracked across the floor. Tracy K. … Continue reading

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So much to read

Les Cousins 1959, director Claude Chabrol  

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Kitsch is King Even In NYC

Diehard Harry Potter fans will undoubtedly love the new Wizarding World-themed coffee shop just opened in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. Cleverly named Steamy Hallows, the kitschy  cafe boasts a whole range of over the top decor, including floating candles to … Continue reading

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Get Get Shorty

Here at TBTP World HQ we are big fans of The Folio Society’s beautifully executed reissues of literary classics and popular modern novels. They have a knack for putting together a stunning package and commissioning the right illustrator for each edition. … Continue reading

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Men of Other Planets

n 1953, astronomer and physicist Kenneth Heuer wrote Men of Other Planets (Pellegrini & Cudahy, NYC) where he speculated on the forms of humanoid life that was possible on the other planets, moons and asteroids of outer space. In the early … Continue reading

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A Little Fjord Music

Part of Iceland’s problem with overtourism is that too few tourists take the time to visit the beautiful East of the country. I always try to see the “real” Iceland by driving to some of the little waterfront towns like … Continue reading

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Animating Books and Travel

This short animated film was created as part of the Sketchtravel project, an international charity project in which a red sketchbook was distributed to 71 artists from around the world for 4 ½ years. The original Sketchbook was sold for 70,000 … Continue reading

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Weekday Links to Love

I was recently asked: “Why do you call softcover books paperbacks ?” So, I had to get an answer and here it is. Not to burst your bubble, but here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t work in a bookstore. Although I stopped visiting … Continue reading

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