Tag Archives: Texas

Bookstore Tourism: Austin

Over the years I’ve visit dozens of library book sales and used book outlets, but I think that Austin, Texas has to have the biggest bookstore. Situated in an unappealing stripmall. Recycled Reads is a surprising find. The city of Austin has … Continue reading

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Wherein I Eat My Words

I recently posted a story about an amazing, futuristic-looking library that opened in Tianjin, China. In doing so, I also bemoaned the sorry state of library support in the United States and the lack of commitment to public libraries in … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Map

Poetry Wanted is a tiny Paris-based publisher with a somewhat incongruous focus on photography. Last year the company founder, photographer Rémi Noël launched a project called “This Is Not A Map”, which produces a publication that looks like a map … Continue reading

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Silk Purse from Sow’s Ear

The International Interior Design Association has selected the McAllen, Texas Public Library as the winner of the 2012 Library Interior Design Award. The enlightened city of McAllen, with the help of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., transformed an abandoned Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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