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Red Light District

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Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. The 95 year old bookstore is housed in a beautiful building … Continue reading

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Stephen King To The Rescue

Gerald Winters & Son is a rare bookstore and major collector of Stephen King books and memorabilia. The recently opened book shop, which specializes in Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and J.K. Rowling books is located in downtown … Continue reading

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Rome: Bookstore Tourism

Many years ago when I first visited Rome, Via Del Governo Vecchio, just off of the sublime Piazza Navona, was an atmospheric narrow street with antiquarian shops. While it’s still a lovely area, the antique shops have been replace with … Continue reading

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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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