Occupy library in London via Publishing Perspectives
Better late than never: The 2011 National Book Award Finalists were announced (with a little bit of YA controversy).
Thank you to 100 Scope Notes for bringing this to my attention:
- “Youth librarian Lucas Maxwell at the Tantallon Public Library in Nova Scotia, Canada came up with a good idea to celebrate the 10th birthday of his branch. I’ll let him tell it:
To celebrate our 10th birthday this month I wrote to a bunch of
authors, asking them to write a letter back, addressed to the youth of
this area outlining the benefits of reading and libraries in general.”
- Check them out here.
A short but sweet article about Icelandic author Sjón from Publishing Perspectives.
I kinda agree with MTV on this one: “Six Horrible Books to See On Your New Girlfriend’s Bookshelf”
Books About Poverty
Girl With a Dragon Tattoo-inspired clothing line by H&M. Um…I’m glad y’all were inspired and all…but didn’t this look already happen back-in-the-day? You know, “grunge”? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure I remember that…can’t be the only one.
The Books They Gave Me, a blog detailing the books you’ve received from your lover(s).
I surprised myself by realizing there was only one who gave me books that I still cherish. Thanks, St.
Bookseller I’d Like to F*** is a column written by Lacey Dunham. In particular, I’m a fan of her “10 Myths About Bookselling”. Among many many others.
BookLamp.org is for books what Pandora is for music. Almost. It’s close. It’s getting there. And I did add 3 new books to my TBR list before I decided to take a break. So it does work.
Top 10 Pulse-Racing Adventure Books thanks to The Guardian.
Also in The Guardian: “Reading with Kids”
Mourir Aupres de Toi (To Die By Your Side) filmed in Shakespeare & Co., the famous Parisian bookstore.
Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die by Your Side) by Spike Jonze from Léonard Cohen on Vimeo.
I gush about Penguin Books and their designs so much, you’d think I was getting a commission. (I’m not, but hey Penguin, I’m open to the idea.) They’ve created a new series of books called “Great Foods” that explores the past 400 years of good food writing. That’s right: 400 years. Think they didn’t make good food back then? Think they couldn’t write well about good food back then? Think again.
New meaning to “don’t judge a book by its cover”.