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A Great Looking Read: Cardon Webb and Sam Potts

Who doesn’t love when a series of books has a secret design trick up its sleeve? Sometimes, when you get the whole set assembled, you find the spines line up to reveal a panorama. In the case of this set, written by Oliver Sacks, designer Cardon Webb took a different approach. Since these books are […]

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Thursday Quote: Matthew Arnold

“Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.” Matthew Arnold

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Thursday Quote: Samuel Butler

“Books want to be born: I never make them.  They come to me and insist on being written, and on being such and such.” Samuel Butler

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A Great Looking Read: Leatherbound Volumes

If you love to read snazzy looking books, check out the Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series. Over 50 titles, including multi-books (such as The Chronicles of Narnia, or the Complete Works of William Shakespeare). While not every cover is a work of art, each is tastefully done -with lovely details, even on the spine and back cover. The […]

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Thursday Quote: T.S. Eliot

“If you start with a bang, you won’t end with a whimper.” T.S. Eliot

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Thursday Quote: Edna Ferber

“Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant.” Edna Ferber

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A Great Looking Read: Book Cover Re-Vamps

Have you ever thought ‘Wow! This book was amazing, but the cover is just awful’? Well, you can toss mom’s advice to ‘not judge a book by its cover’ right out the window, and check out Matt Roeser’s New Cover project. He’s shining a new light on all sorts of lit, from contemporary to classic. He’s […]

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Thursday Quote: Sinclair Lewis

“It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.” Sinclair Lewis

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