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What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2014

With this fully illustrated journey through descriptive literature, Mendelsund will challenge and possibly change the way you visualize characters and settings alike. Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director for publishing giant Alfred A. Knopf and his aesthetic expertise is evident. Exploring the works of Tolstoy, Melville, Dickens, Joyce, Calvino, and Woolfe, among others, this book takes you on a tour of your own literary mind. What do you see when you read? ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Book: A Cover-To-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393244793
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 23rd, 2016

This gorgeous book is a sort of history of itself: it explores in four parts (page, text, illustration, and form) the backstory of how books were conceived of and produced, and how that process has evolved over the past 2,000 years. From tablets and scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks we swap and cherish today; from the ostraca to the octavo, the calfskin to the codex, Houston ambles through ancient cultures into modern times. A perfect volume for booklovers. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir by Natalie Goldberg - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781611805673
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Published: Shambhala - June 5th, 2018

Goldberg taps into her friendships, spirituality, and vast life experience upon the discovery of a potentially deadly cancer. Recognizing her own mortality, she appreciates life with enhanced insight, and embraces her life, and those around her, with renewed vigor. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Book: An Homage by Burkhard Spinnen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781567926071
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 1st, 2017

For Spinnen, a book is not words on a screen. Rather, it is tactile pleasure engaging sight and touch; an insignia of distinction in the bookshelf; a treasure sought in libraries and bookstores; a marker for a stage in life, proof of connection with the sentient world, and a talisman for the future. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Three Tips For Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Selecting a book is easy when it's something you're interested in. We gravitate toward that which appeals to us, and avoid that which does not. Sadly, this approach does not lend itself to a well-rounded perspective. Here are three tips for selecting something beyond your usual bibliographic fare. (Read more)

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ISBN: 9780671212094
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Published: Touchstone - August 15th, 1972

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