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At Holmes With Author Carla Coupe

At Holmes With Author Carla Coupe

There are some writers who excel in the short story form, such as Ed Hoch did, opposed to full length novels.  Another is Carla Coupe whose short story pastiches of Sherlock Holmes have garnered critical and reader praise. Not that she couldn’t and won’t lengthen her work in the future–as[Read More…]

by April 2, 2013 Author Interviews, Dastardly Deeds
William Blake's prophet work is often compared to the biblical story of Genesis.

William Blake’s Masterpiece Inadvertently Burnt in Cult Ritual

by Carrie Bailey In Corvallis, Oregon on the 24th of March 2013, a cult organized by Nathan Dunham ritually burned a copy of The First Book of Urizen by William Blake. The work was prophetic in nature and the copy had been in the possession of Dunham’s father, Dr. Uri[Read More…]

Jean de Bosschere: 12 Occupations Translated by Ezra Pound

Jean de Bosschere: 12 Occupations Translated by Ezra Pound

- current selling price £550+ Collectors of early modernist literature are well aware of the rarest of Ezra Pound’s first experimental ‘ imagist ‘ poetry (Lustra, A Quinzaine For this Yule etc ). But this little pamphlet, a translation of an early work by the Belgium poet and artist Jean de Bosschere  is[Read More…]

by March 29, 2013 Book Collecting
Goodreads Sells Their Soul To The Devil

Goodreads Sells Their Soul To The Devil

I didn’t join Goodreads. Mostly because until recently I didn’t know what it was or what I would want to join for. Many authors and friends had suggested via facebook I should join, and that only made me less likely to do so, because I assumed it was another facebook[Read More…]

A New eBook Distribution Solution

A New eBook Distribution Solution

Spacing published an article the other day about a new way for users to interact with subway advertising devised by a few students at the Miami Ad School.  The idea they propose is called the Underground Library and the gist of it is that ads would be placed in the trains of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2013 Digital Devices
Opening Soon – Swan’s Fine Books

Opening Soon – Swan’s Fine Books

a new bookstore  is getting ready to open. We join Laurelle Swan and her weeks leading up to the big day. Four Weeks Before Opening… While brodarting at 5:30 am this morning, already well into my second cup of coffee, I found myself thinking – what HAVE I gotten myself[Read More…]

by March 29, 2013 Opening a Bookstore
Book Cover Design

Book Cover Design

A fellow approached the register with a stack of books last week and the strange assortment of titles provoked me to wonder. What peculiar circumstances had led this man to such incompatible books? I don’t even remember which books they were now, but it turned out that the explanation was[Read More…]

by March 28, 2013 Books & Mags
A Window Seat In The Norfolk CT Library

A Window Seat In The Norfolk CT Library

If there were a library the likes of the Norfolk CT one around me, established in that venerable year, 1888, I’d probably use it as a second home. One without taxes, mortgage, lawn to mow, or mother constantly chattering in my ear. I’ve not been in such an inviting space[Read More…]

by March 26, 2013 Books & Mags, Miscellaneous