Tag Archives: Books

Nothing beats a good literary map

Brooklyn Magazine recently published this wonderful literary map of NYC’s hippest borough highlighting books that represent the very diverse neighborhoods of my family’s ancestral homeland. Now they’ve followed-up with a neat map that pairs American states and representative book titles. … Continue reading

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Book Selling Is A Dirty Business

These days authors and booksellers have to dig deep to find new ways to garner attention for new releases. To promote the new children’s title Sam and Dave Dig a Hole creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Really Go There

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Time to read

     

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Call Me Ishmael

Call Me Ishmael is an intriguing new way to share your love of books and reading. The concept behind the project is quite simple: Step # Call Ishmael’s phone number 774.325.0503 . Step #2 Listen to a brief message. Step … Continue reading

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That Old Book Aroma

As a bookseller and book collector, I’m surrounded by books every day. The distinctive scent of old books is a constant intoxicating companion. This fascinating infographic explains just what causes the aroma from antiquarian volumes, as well as new books.

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An American Odyssey

These rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images were produced by the Detroit  Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process they offered peoplethe very first color photographs of The United States. For the first time, America’s colors were … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time

   

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Revolutionary Reading Device

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Best Books of the Century

It’s only just 2014 and we’re already seeing “best books of the century” lists coming out. Seems a bit premature to me, but this infographic from USC Rossier School of Education is interesting enough, though flawed. The choices were gleaned … Continue reading

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