Category Archives: Maps

Fall Into Autumn

One of the few unsullied pleasures left to us in the waning days of the failing American experiment is our annual Fall foliage extravaganza. In just about every corner of this once great nation, nature provides an awe-inspiring show of … Continue reading

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The Great American Novel Mapped

The Great American Novel: Places from the pages of America’s finest literary works” map celebrates 42 important works of fiction in a very cool limited edition hand-drawn map. The graphic, which is screen printed on archival stock, is available from the … Continue reading

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The Great New York Subway Map

Italian illustrator and author Emilliano Ponzi has released a marvelous book in collaboration with the MoMA in New York City introducing young readers to the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Using illustrations of trains, subway stations, advertisements and … Continue reading

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Literary Touring

via Quid Corner

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Change at King’s Landing

Those of you who follow TBTP on a regular basis probably know by now that I am a big fan of George R.R. Martin’s work and that I am inordinately interested in transit maps for some mysterious reason. So of … Continue reading

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Off The Map

Off The Map is a wonderful collage series created by London-based Hungarian artist Zsofia Schweger. The component images all are derived from discarded old maps and found postcards that the artist collected while she was a student in the United States.

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NYC Way-Back Machine

Many years ago, when I made the transition from book collector to bookseller, a client asked me to locate a copy of “The Picture of New-York, Or The Traveller’s Guide Through The Commercial Metropolis of the United States, By a … Continue reading

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London is the pits

While some folks may think that the who;e avocado toast trend is over, the World Avocado Organization (yes, it’s a real thing) has other ideas. And to underscore their faith in the continuing allure of the tasty fruit, the WAO … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Back of Beyond

I recently returned from a pretty damn amazing road trip around the U.S. Southwest—more on that at a later date. If you are looking for spectacular scenery and some adventurous driving, you can’t beat Utah and Colorado. I was gobsmacked … Continue reading

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Literary Road Trip

You might not agree with all of the choices that Mike Nudelman made for this literary map of the U.S. —I certainly didn’t—but it’s a good effort.

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