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Why are there so few serious book programmes on television, asks Melvyn Bragg
The tale of Mr Dass and the worlds biggest book... →
A novel idea →
reading in egypt via Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt |
Booksellers Take On The Internet →
Book collectors discover a small market when they... →
Man's love of reading costs him his home →
Religion in the News - washingtonpost.com →
Ken Sanders quoted re: some one finding some rare mormon material
Fortune as Fate: The Story Of Two Poetry Magazines... →
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Two Grande Dames of Bookselling Hit the Stage
The play is called “Bookends” and it is billed as a “hauntingly beautiful musical [that] will stay with you forever” and it is “based on the true story of two celebrated rare book dealers.” The two are the legendary antiquarian booksellers Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern. Rostenberg was the first women President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association...
Book gets hook - NJ.com →
Musical based on Rostenberg and Stern
Rare Books And Rock N’ Roll →
A Seductive Spectacle: The languid bazaar of... →
An Issue Point With The Harry Potter Book: Some...
At least 200 people across the country who bought “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” over the weekend recieved copies that “have printing errors that include missing pages.” 30pp. to be exact in one copy. The Seattle PI reports at least three of the QFC supermarkets in the Puget Soundreported trouble with Harry. “Printing and distributing 12 million copies of a...
Some 'Potter' fans aren't getting the whole story →
Eco-Libris: A Green Light in a Dark Sky
An estimated 20 million trees are cut down every year to provide books to the U.S. marketplace. Luckily, 65 percent of the 16,700 tons of paper used in the mammoth first U.S. printing of the Harry Potter finale was printed on recycled paper containing at least 30 percent post-consumer waste fiber. If it wasn’t I suspect the amount of trees lost this year would be much higher. As the...
Review- DarkNet: Hollywood's War Against the...
Book Patrol is pleased to publish this review written by fellow bookseller Lynn Wienck of The Chisholm Trail Bookstore DarkNet: Hollywood’s War Against the Digital Generation by J. D. Lasica is an analysis of the blur in copyright laws as they pertain to media and the intrusion and influence of World Wide Web. The author’s focus is principally on film; however, he leaps freely from...
The 29th Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Market Seminar, for booksellers,...– Life: SIGNINGS & SUCH | signings - Gazette.com In the Colorado Springs Gazette
Books To Be Desired: Penelope Umbrico's Private...
How many unsolicited home improvement magazines arrive in your mailbox? I would guess these companies have figured out how many one home should receive to maintain the cultural desire needed for them to succeed; just enough to keep you thinking that your lacking something or in need of something. In Private Residence Umbirico re-photographs selected details of the images contained in these...
The Libraries of Power
“Personal libraries have always been a biopsy of power” says Harriet Rubin in her New York Times piece C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success. Some article highlights: -Michael Moritz, a venture capitalist extraordinaire, whose wife calls him “the Imelda Marcos of books.” -Nike’s Phil Knight’s mysterious library which exists in “a room behind his formal...
C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success - New York... →
Ken Lopez quoted
Woman steals Ark. library's fine money - →
The Interior Designer and the Bookseller
There was a short post yesterday in the Good Questions section of the Apartment Therapy New York website titled How To Start a Book Collection? The post was from an interior designer whose client has a new apartment with a lot of bookshelves and no books. There were already over 100 comments to the article when I came upon it and most were less than the kind. Their goal: A book collection that is...
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Another Amazon Outgrowth: The Penny Pinchers
It is no secret that Amazon and has single-handedly corrupted the entire bookselling industry. We have lost 50% of our open bookshops since the birth of online bookselling and it almost impossible for the 50% who are left to be price competitive. Interestingly enough, while the number of open bookshops have been cut in half the amount of people calling themselves booksellers has skyrocketed....
Dickerson couple at home with a few good books →
When Librarians Go Bad, Texts Tumble - New York... →
My Potter Fantasy
Harry will die or he might live but as soon as that butter statue of Harry at the Iowa State Fair melts I say let’s put this whole Potter thing behind us and move on. Please. Article in the Des Moines Register, Potter at the fair? You butter believe it Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the lead (via Book Patrol)
"Potter at the fair? You butter believe it The... →
Books that are defined by their covers / Bay Area... →
What's in a book? Take a whiff | Chicago Tribune →
Censored Book Barton Lidice Benes 26.7 x 20.3 12.7 1974 Book Tied in Rope, nailed, gessoed and painted “I was once on a train to Philadelphia reading a biography of Nixon, and I started scratching it out as I read it, and by the time I got to Philadelphia I had scratched the whole book out. After that I started nailing books shut and tying them up.” The piece appeared in the 1990...
Recycled Underwear and the Spread of Literacy
“And when the underwear was worn out, it provided a steady supply of material used by papermakers to make books.” That’s the word out of the recently held International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds in Northern England. Marco Mostert, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who is was one of the conference organizers goes on to say: The development of literacy...
The Shelfari Climb
The big news in the book social networking world this week was Shelfari’s announcement that it has creating a branded application for Facebook. Facebook is the don of social networking sites and for Shelfari to implant their application in their playing field is a huge step in gaining marketshare. The recent Publisher’s Weekly’s article on book social networking sites placed...
Fine Presses and the Bookseller
That is the title of the article I wrote for the new issue of Amphora the publication of the Alcuin Society. For those unfamiliar with the Alcuin Society it is a “voluntary association of people who care about the past, present and future of fine books” based in Vancouver, British Columbia whose two main goals “are to promote a wider appreciation of books and reading and to...
“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.” - Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism Aside from his success as an author and playwright Wilde was also a major celebrity in Victorian London. In many respects his celebrity mirrors the path of many...
The University Bookstore here in Seattle launched its contribution to Pottermania. A week long tribute to the upcoming release of HP7. The festivities include a full slate of WizRockStock Concerts where “Hogwarts disciples have created their own genre of indie rock to ease the stress of battling magical and social corruption, and promote literacy,” featuring bands like the The Remus...
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Graphic designer Lorraine Wild finds order in... →
One Man's Literary Compass by William Denttel at... →
The Heritage Effect. The Book Trade Waits
It has been a long time since a funeral was held at 8540 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. It used to be the home of the Cunningham & O’Connor Mortuary. It was where services were held for such Hollywood legends as Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby and Spencer Tracy. Tomorrow something else is being laid to rest. The legendary Heritage Book Shop. After 44 years in the book...
EPA Libraries Get a Lift. Bill Heads to the Senate...
The Senate Appropriations Committee has ordered the EPA to reopen all their closed libraries. The $2 million dollars cut by the Bush Administration will be made available again in the 2008 Interior Appropriations bill and used to “restore the network of EPA libraries recently closed or consolidated by the administration.” The bill now heads to the full Senate so, if you haven’t...
Let The Web Be Your Travel Agent: via Galleycat →
The case against books: Speaking Volumes →
by Nilanjana S Roy in the Business Standard
Ohio State University Press to release some titles... →
Hollywood Comes To The Library
Ann Seidle’s documentary Hollywood Librarian premiered on opening night of the recently held annual conference of the American Library Association in Washington, D. C. 5,000 librarians packed the Washington Convention Center to watch the film and hear from the director. There was a red carpet, there were people in gowns and tuxedos and there were people taking pictures. The opening was...
Where do the books go when a college closes? |... →