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Aug 25 '14

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Aug 17 '14

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Feb 13 '14

powells:

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whywebrokeupproject:

What’s your romantic score?

So what’s the verdict? Are you an android or is life a cavalcade of wonder? 

More evidence as to why Why We Broke Up is one of our new favorites. 

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Jan 23 '14

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Jan 9 '14
picadorbookroom:

Safe to say, we can’t wait to be librocubicularists tonight.
[via: Book Keeping]

picadorbookroom:

Safe to say, we can’t wait to be librocubicularists tonight.

[via: Book Keeping]

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Dec 14 '13
This book is to help you wean yourself off the tyranny of reading, the addiction of reading. You know, you come home from work and you just want to unwind with some Kierkegaard, just a few pages, and then you wake up at dawn, naked, in a park, and you’re 600 pages into a DeLillo novel, and you have no idea how you got there; this book helps you stop doing that.

Dan Wilbur, on How Not to Read (via femaleflaneur)

And the book is still available!

http://betterbooktitles.com/aboutthebook

(via betterbooktitles)

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Sep 20 '13
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harperperennial:

laphamsquarterly:

Hard-hitting questions from the March 29, 1903 edition of the New York Times.

"Literary."

Thank goodness for those “Literary” courses.

vintageanchorbooks:

harperperennial:

laphamsquarterly:

Hard-hitting questions from the March 29, 1903 edition of the New York Times.

"Literary."

Thank goodness for those “Literary” courses.

670 notes (via vintageanchorbooks & laphamsquarterly)Tags: publishing books

Jul 30 '13
theatlantic:

The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

Last year I wrote about some very interesting research being done by Paul J. Heald at the University of Illinois, based on software that crawled Amazon for a random selection of books. At the time, his results were only preliminary, but they were nevertheless startling: There were as many books available from the 1910s as there were from the 2000s. The number of books from the 1850s was double the number available from the 1950s. Why? Copyright protections (which cover titles published in 1923 and after) had squashed the market for books from the middle of the 20th century, keeping those titles off shelves and out of the hands of the reading public.
Read more. [Image: Paul J. Heald]

theatlantic:

The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

Last year I wrote about some very interesting research being done by Paul J. Heald at the University of Illinois, based on software that crawled Amazon for a random selection of books. At the time, his results were only preliminary, but they were nevertheless startling: There were as many books available from the 1910s as there were from the 2000s. The number of books from the 1850s was double the number available from the 1950s. Why? Copyright protections (which cover titles published in 1923 and after) had squashed the market for books from the middle of the 20th century, keeping those titles off shelves and out of the hands of the reading public.

Read more. [Image: Paul J. Heald]

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Jun 7 '13

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May 21 '13

fsgbookkeeping:

A lot of work went into finding the perfect ampersand for the cover of Cathleen Schine’s Fin & Lady. I think we got it right.

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May 10 '13

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Mar 7 '13

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Mar 7 '13

picadorbookroom:

Days of Yore: Did you read a lot when you were little?

Sarah Manguso: Yes. One quirk of my early reading life was that our town had an unusually well organized dump — okay, “waste management facility” — and it included a fantastic book swap. I found all sorts of weird, antique, out-of-print books. Periodically someone would dump a big box of correspondence. Old, old handwritten letters. Old magazines. I went there on Saturdays, with my father, and I was allowed to take home whatever I wanted.

Read the full interview with Sarah Manguso, author of The Guardians, An Elegy for a Friend

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Jan 4 '13

picadorbookroom:

If you’re worried about going insane, you very rarely are.

Psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores the ideas within her book How To Stay Sane.

For more videos, visit The School of Life library.

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Jan 2 '13
beanfield:

“Everything that I wish I could be” is the title of a series of book collages made by Kent Rogowski. He used the titles of self-help books to create larger narratives, which become portraits of emotions, people and events in life. (via today and tomorrow)

beanfield:

“Everything that I wish I could be” is the title of a series of book collages made by Kent Rogowski. He used the titles of self-help books to create larger narratives, which become portraits of emotions, people and events in life. (via today and tomorrow)

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