Category Archives: Writing

Down With Big Brother

As millions of enraged U.S. citizens and supporters around the world take to the streets today—including me—to protest the ascension to the Presidency of the illegitimately elected tumefied, orange klepocrat, we are also ironically noting the anniversary of the death … Continue reading

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A 3D Time Machine

British illustrator Steven Wilson has created some mindblowing cover art for Knopf Doubleday’s Vintage Books imprint’s new H.G. Wells series. The Time Machine reissue even comes with a set of 3D glasses.

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In a galaxy far, far away…

Last year, I shared a post on Penguin’s reissue of a series of hardcover science fiction titles with stunning cover designs by Spanish artist Alex Trochut. Now the publisher has released a limited edition box set called “Galaxy”. The book … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know

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Advice from a Caterpillar Redux

Faithful reader, and occasionally contributor, Evan Smythe has sent these images of an amazing Alice-inspired calendar from the brilliant book designer and illustrator John Coulthart. I love the Victorian Psychedelia vibe of the eye-popping art work. Apparently the calendar is … Continue reading

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Why Books

10 reasons why books make the best gifts Books are easier to wrap than footballs or fruit baskets. Books don’t break. Once you finish with a book, it’s not empty. In fact it’s still full. No batteries or assembly needed. … Continue reading

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Advice From A Caterpillar

Over the years, I’ve sold copies of a number of versions of Lewis Carroll’s masterwork Alice in Wonderland, but I’ve never owned this 1899 illustrated U.S. edition. Published by M.F. Mansfield and A. Wessels, New York, this wonderful version has 12 full-page … Continue reading

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Good Riddance 2016

This year has seen so many devastating losses for the world in the arts and culture communities. A British Twitter user who only goes by the handle ChrisTheBarker has paid homage to the some of the many greats who died … Continue reading

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without books there would be no history

“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.” Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse, the 1946 Nobel Prize laureate for Literature, worked as a bookseller in the J.J. Heckenhaurer Antiquariat in Tübingen, … Continue reading

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Its Your Story To Tell

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