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Help California Bookstore Day

California Bookstore Day

If you root for indie bookstores anywhere, here’s your chance to support for indie booksellers across California.  Independent bookstores are neighborhood sanctuaries of comfort, where an impromptu conversation across the counter about ideas, books and authors in and out of the mainstream can make your day. The California Bookstore Day is raising donations for a […]

Book Hoarder Bares Obsession

The Bookworm (German: Der Bücherwurm) is an 1850 oil-on-canvas by painter and poet Carl Spitzweg.

  Mark Medley in his Confessions of a Book Hoarder essay, is a breath of fresh air. Medley edits the book blog for Canada’s National Post. As a book reviewer and editor, he could certainly justify his habit. Instead, he admits that he is powerless over books. He finally found friendly intervention from supportive colleagues, […]

Do You Love Old Books?

The faster we speed into the transparent, socialized world of e-books and digital readers, and the more brick and mortar bookstores that bite the dust, the more precious and rare become the books we leave behind, and the libraries that keep them. Not just illuminated manuscripts, or books rolled out centuries ago from Gutenberg technology, […]