Category Archives: USA

The Great American Read

Nearly everyone has a favorite book, but what about an entire nation ? Beginning next week, PBS ( our public broadcasting network ) is embarking on a quest to discover what is America’s favorite read. The eight-part television series about … Continue reading

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The Writing Game

Star Authors is a 19th century American card game that requires a player to match notable authors with the books that they wrote. The improved 1887 edition includes 54 book title cards and 18 author cards. Based on these examples, impressive facial … Continue reading

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A New Home for Readers and Writers

The Center for Fiction, which describes itself as “the only organization in the U.S. solely devoted to the creation and enjoyment of fiction,” has announced that its new home will open in Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 2019. The three-story complex, … Continue reading

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Books and Music

Greenlight Bookstore in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y. was recently the setting for a new music video called “Good Kisser” from the group Lake Street Dive.

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Sign, sign everywhere a sign

 

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Save America’s Oldest Bookstore

 

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New York Secrets

If you can’t live in New York City, or even visit whenever you want, the next best thing may be this brand new periodical about NYC life. Civilization,  which is co-edited by Richard Turley, Mia Kerin, and Lucas Mascetello, is a … Continue reading

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The Kind of Books They Read

William Carlos Williams  

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Americain En France

A French “reading and conversation book” for American soldiers prepared upon the entry of the United States into the First World War. This volume belonged to David S. Blondheim, at that time an associate professor of French and later a professor … Continue reading

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Get Thee To A Bookshop

Today is Independent Bookstore Day across the United States. It’s an annual party to celebrate independent bookstores, authors, readers, and literacy. If you are in the U.S., you can find one of the 500+ participating indies right here. All of … Continue reading

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