Curiosities

November 21, 2011

“Murakami, who is nothing if not ambitious, has created a kind of alternative world, a mirror of ours, reversed.” 0

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Though coverage of Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84 has been ubiquitous this month (appearing on this site as well), it is always worthwhile to read the inimitable New York Review of Books‘ take on such things.

November 21, 2011

Pop-Hop Books & Curio 0

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Coming in 2012: Pop-Hop Books & Curio. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles, Pop-Hop will be “a creative retail environment merging a bookstore and project space.” More information, as well as some opportunities to support the project, are available at the shop’s Kickstarter page, and also on its […]

November 21, 2011

Michael Lewis’ Man Cave 1

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Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d type: A seersuckered Michael Lewis shows off his “man cave” for ValleyGirl.tv. You can skip ahead to 9:20 for the tour. (via)

November 21, 2011

Babies (And Their Parents) Prefer Paper 0

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E-books may be gaining market share in a lot of demographics, but there’s one age-group in which paper still reigns supreme: toddlers.

November 20, 2011

Malcolm Gladwell: Collected 0

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The New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell recognizes that printed books can be beautiful, covetable objects that enhance the experience of reading. He hired Brian Rea, a frequent Times Magazine illustrator, and Paul Sahre, a designer who also frequently contributes to the magazine, to collaborate on the visuals for a new box set, Malcolm […]

November 20, 2011

Telegraph’s Books of 2011 0

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To get geared up for our own “Year in Reading” series, here is The Telegraph’s best books of 2011.

November 19, 2011

Read Me an E-Book 0

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Can kids’ books on a tablet beat the real thing? A father of two takes a reading test.

November 19, 2011

Ann Patchett’s Project 0

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This week, Ann Patchett, author of the recent book State of Wonder, has launched an ambitious, much-buzzed project — a new independent bookstore in the author’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn.

November 19, 2011

Egyptian Writers on the “Unfinished Revolution” 0

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In the run-up to the Egyptian elections, writers and booksellers discuss the military clampdown following Mubarak’s fall.

November 19, 2011

The Millions Goes Tumblr 0

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