Recent Articles

April 25, 2006

Some Links 0

by

E-paper continues to get press. The New York Times talks up the technology’s potential for newspapers. See also: The digital future of the book. MetaxuCafe is covering the Pen World Voices Festival. Sara Gran, much praised for her book Dope and her blog has a new edition of her book, Come Closer, coming out.

April 25, 2006

Goodnight Moon come to life 2

by

Artist Thatcher Hurd, son of Goodnight Moon creators Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd has an art show up at the Rhode Island School of Design that features a three-dimensional life size display from of the illustrations from the book. For more, see the AP story and a photo of the work. (via H2O)

April 25, 2006

Burroughs Book Covers 0

by

Check out a terrific collection of William S. Burroughs book covers. There’s 34 Junky covers including editions from Portugal and Turkey, as well as 39 editions of Naked Lunch from places like Norway and the Czech Republic. Lots of other Burroughs books, too.

April 25, 2006

Fiction Contest at Verb 0

by

Laurel writes to tell us about a fiction contest that she’s involved with at Verb. Stories up to 5,000 words are eligible and the winner receives $1,000 and publication in an issue of Verb. The judge for the contest is Thisbe Nissen who wrote Osprey Island and once helped my friends find an apartment in […]

April 23, 2006

A Ship of Books 4

by

Recently, I happened upon a news story from a paper in India about a floating library, a giant ship of books, that was set to dock in Chennai. It sounded like something out of Borges, and I looked into it further. The MV Doulos is the world’s oldest active ocean-faring passenger ship. In its long […]

April 20, 2006

How to Good-Bye Depression 3

by

I’ve seen some pretty wacky self-published books listed on Amazon, but never, ever, have I seen one as purely absurd as this one. The title alone had me giggling: How to Good-Bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way? by Hiroyuki Nishigaki. Luckily a book description is provided as well: […]

April 20, 2006

Ask a Book Question: The 45th in a Series (Calvino Questions) 1

by

Molly writes in with a question about Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees. I am having a book club meeting to discuss The Baron in the Trees, by Calvino. I am having the hardest time finding discussion questions. Any leads? Millions contributor Emre has read the book, but he’s out of the country and […]

April 20, 2006

Some Thursday Links 1

by

Literary gold: Don Baiocchi’s list of books that are responses to other books. The top 50 film adaptations of books. The Guardian never seems to tire of such lists. Benetton, whose Colors magazine is one of my favorites, is participating in the New York festival of Internatonal Literature by hosting a conversation series. They’re looking […]

April 20, 2006

A Place to sit and read 0

by

The bibliochaise, a clever hybrid of chair and bookshelf.

April 19, 2006

We will again be a Fast Food Nation 2

by

You probably know about Eric Schlosser’s iconic book Fast Food Nation. In it Schlosser revealed the fatty, processed underbelly of the fast food industry, and it seems likely that all of the millions of people who read the wildly successful book thought twice before their next trip to the drive thru. What you may not […]