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One for the Little Guys
Independent bookstores in New Orleans say they're thriving
As their larger competitors have faltered under economic strain and technological advancements, some local independent bookstores are find ways to defy the dire forecasts of a decade ago and thrive. . . . read more.
Posted June 8,  2011

Book for Giants
Largest Book in the World Goes on Display
The Klencke Atlas, which is 350 years old and has never been open since then, will go on display as part of British Library exhibition on maps. . . . read more.
Posted Feb. 6, 2010
 

No Late Fees
Hitler's Art Book to be Returned
A World War II veteran will return his war souviner, a book which was part of a series compiled for Hitler featuring art the dictator wanted for his "Fuhrermuseum," a planned museum in Linz, Austria, Hitler's hometown.
Eighty-seven-year-old John Pistone, of Ohio, took the book from the Berghof, Hitler's home near Berchtesgaden, Germany, during the last days of the war. To read more Click Here.

Posted Dec. 9, 2009

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Rare Book
Sale of Poe Book of Poems Sets Record
An 1827 first edition copy of poems by Edgar Allan Poe sold for $662,500 on Friday setting a record for a 19th century book of poetry . . . read more.
Posted Dec. 6, 2009
 

Interesting Piece
Biblioteca Casanatene:
Perfect example of a grand 18th century library
The Website, Italian Notebook, offers a beautiful, memorable, or special place, event, dish, or thing about Italy via e-mail each day. A recent posting introduced subscribers to the Biblioteca Casanatene.

To read about this wonderful library
Click Here.

Posted Dec. 5, 2009

 

Book Review:
The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future
Powells.com, the Website for the popular Powell's City of Books, runs a Review-a-day, and sends it out via e-mail. A recent indroduction to a review by Gerry Donaghy of Robert Darton's book, "A Case for Books," described the book as offering "an in-depth examination of the book from its earliest beginnings to its shifting role today in popular culture, commerce, and the academy."
To find the review Click Here.

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. 

Posted Dec. 5, 2009

 

10-year Endeavor
Producing the Websters' Pictorial Dictionary
John Carrera, a Waltham, Mass., artists and writer, created this video documenting a 10-year project of producing a Webster's Pictorial Dictionary. The short video follows Carrera's discovery and cataloging of the engravings to the 1898 edition of Webster's International Dictionary, to setting the text for the new edition, to the last impression on a Vandercook press, to the leather binding of the fine press deluxe edition, to cutting the finger tabs. Quite fascinating.
To view the video Click Here.

Posted Dec. 5, 2009

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