Category Archives: Writing

Read Dostoyevsky

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Books to the Ceiling

 

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Some Abridged Classics

Ontario-based Canadian cartoonist and humorist John Atkinson can save you some serious reading time with his new book Abridged Classics. The hilarious book, out this month from HarperCollins, pokes fun at some of our most beloved novels. You can also check out … Continue reading

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Some Books Make Us Free

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not on Oz anymore

We all know L.Frank Baum from the famous Oz series, but did you know that he wrote other children’s fantasy novels? In 1903 he published The Enchanted Island of Yew, with wonderful illustrations by Fanny Cory. Along with imaginative book illustrations, Cory … Continue reading

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Abridged Editions

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The Immigrants

The Immigrants: A Poem by Joe Napora  is based on a photograph of his immigrant father’s family. The chapbook was illustrated and letterpress printed in 1993 by Jim Lee for his Blue Moon Press in Glastonbury, Connecticut in an edition of 90 copies. The types are Jan Tschichold’s … Continue reading

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H.G. Wells for kids

 When you hear the name “H.G. Wells” what comes to mind? Most likely science fiction, right? But did you know though that Wells also dabbled in children’s literature? The Adventures of Tommy, published in 1929, is a witty account of a … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Columbus & Philip Roth

Last week we lost one of America’s last true literary lions, Philip Roth. With the many exceptional obituaries that have been published, I won’t attempt to add my own. However, as a book collector and book seller, I often wonder … Continue reading

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The Good Kind of Hangover

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