Books & Stuff: Graphic Novels and a Troubled Bookstore

Top 10 political travel books Works ranging from Beryl Bainbridge in Milton Keynes to Salman Rushdie in Nicaragua show how politics has driven many writers’ journeys All travel is political. You can’t set foot outside the house without encountering other people, which inevitably prompts consideration of their lives in comparison to yours. [Read More] The … Read more

No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Books in Order

Many of our readers love reading entire collections of certain series, I happen to be going through Patrick O’Brian’s terrific sea tales at the moment, so we offer a convenient list for them. Today is on Alexander McCall Smith’s series – The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, as usual in order. [Also: James Patterson’s Books … Read more

Chicago’s Independent Bookstores Making a Comeback

from The Chicago Grid For 10 years, Teresa Kirschbraun kept her eyes peeled for a business opportunity promising enough to let her safely escape her hectic but lucrative career as a healthcare industry consultant. She found her opening in a surprising enterprise: bookselling. Kirschbraun opened the doors to City Lit Books in Logan Square in … Read more

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 so scarce that it doesn’t … Read more