Tag Archives: Bookstores

At The Bookstore

“ I like to loiter around the city looking for interesting things,” the artist Jenny Kroik says. Her painting for this week’s New Yorker cover depicts a serious browser at the Strand Bookstore, the cherished bookshop in lower Manhattan. “I have … Continue reading

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Words Have Power

Libraries, booksellers, publishers, schools, writers’ groups, and other organizations in North America are gearing up to mark Banned Books Week 2017, which runs from September 24 to the 30th. Many bookshops and libraries have gotten a jump on the upcoming … Continue reading

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Spend Your Money Wisely

Roughly translated: Spend your money wisely, buy a book.  

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Infinite Books

The Zhonghuge Bookstore in Yangzhou, China has been transformed by XL-Muse Architects into an inception-like space for bibliophiles. The illusion of infinite bookshelves is achieved with mirrors, lighting, and arched ceilings meant to reference local waterways.

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Getting Your Priorities Straight

I love each and every edition of “Reading Quirks” comics. You can catch-up on the series, with illustrations by Laura Pacheco and scripts from The Wild Detective bookstore guys right here. 

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Why I Smell So Good

I smell so good because I spend my days surrounded by antiquarian books. This video explains why that is the case. Okay, it’s just one man’s opinion.  

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Into The Sun

Check our cartoonist Peter Chiykowski’s blog Rock Paper Cynic for more like this.

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Dancing Books

This lovely video was choreographed and performed by Renee Kester and directed by Tim Milgram. The music is Forever sung by James Bay.

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Self-Serving Sunday

What everyone should do today:

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The Last Bookstore

Arizona-based photographer Bryan David Griffith spent the better part of the last year traveling around the United States in an old camper documenting the surviving and thriving American independent bookstore. Using a large format camera, Griffith created a project called “The Last … Continue reading

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