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Nothing Happens

 

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Awful Books

One of my guilty pleasures is checking in periodically with this hilarious website dedicated to really terrible books. The Awful Library Books blog is the passion project of two professional librarians from the State of Michigan. Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner collect … Continue reading

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Once there was a penniless writer

 

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A Book Is An Altar

The Portable Mayan Altar  was created by Taller Leñateros (The Woodlander’s Workshop), an indigenous publishing house in Chiapas, Mexico founded by poet Ámbar Past in 1975. This book features a cardboard case in the form a traditional Mayan house that opens up … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain and the Magic of Print

Although he was best known for his hit travel and food shows, Anthony Bourdain also made a series of videos with Balvenie Distillery celebrating American crafts and craftspeople. In Episode Five he visited San Francisco’s famed Arion Press to meet … Continue reading

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Be More Pirate

First-time author San Conniff Allende’s new book Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win is all about audacity and risk taking. To prove that he walks the walk, Allende, disguised as a contractor, plastered an eight-meter-long … Continue reading

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Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel

The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel (Les songes drolatiques de Panatgruel) is a bizarre, Brueghel-esque volume of humorous and grotesque woodcuts published in Paris in 1565. Based on the satirical Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel by François Rabelais, the book … 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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Most Literate Countries

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Little Books

British illustrators Emma Ehrling and Michael Driver created this amusing animation for Penguin Random House to promote the publisher’s imprint Vintage Minis. Cleverly summarizing twenty books in two minutes , the short film covers big subjects, with single word titles … Continue reading

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