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OK, so not half nude, but quite not a spinster either.

Trade Paperbacks Take Over the World

When did the powers that be decide that trade paperbacks were the right way to go? I understand why authors would welcome this format–I would gather that the more expensive the work, the more royalties paid. Mass market paperbacks give little return for the author. And maybe, maybe the print[Read More…]

The Best Cookbooks to Consider Stocking

The Best Cookbooks to Consider Stocking

Recently, I found something interesting in a box of old books, which started me thinking about something new: cookbooks. I have been ignorant of cookbooks my whole life, treating them with an attitude similar to how I view my chainsaw instruction manual. But as a bookseller, I have quickly learned[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 Books & Mags
The Aisle Seat Is Empty: Roger Ebert (1945 – 2013)

The Aisle Seat Is Empty: Roger Ebert (1945 – 2013)

by Jas Faulkner He was the first critic to have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The Chicago Sun-Times reviewer was also the first of his profession to win a Pulitzer Prize.  At a time when the word, “iconoclast” is almost tragically abused by dint of misapplication,[Read More…]

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