Posts Tagged ‘books’
November 05, 2009
Which is tastier? Salt in the UK or salt in the US?
October 26, 2009
I’ve been inspired to try out a new kind of post. It may or may not be a regular thing, but I’m interested in comparing US and UK covers of the same book.
2009 | design | Tags: book cover design, book covers, book design, books, design, publishing, reading, thames & hudson, the true history of tea, uk covers, us coversComments (8)
October 22, 2009
I spent 120€ on 290€+ worth of books. Not bad!
2009 | words | Tags: ammo books, blue apple, books, children, children's books, chronicle books, design, Frankfurt Book Fair, little brown, mark batty, non-fiction, phaidon, princeton architectural press, publishing, reading, simply read books, tate, templar, thames & hudson, unbridled booksComments (1)
August 06, 2009
I’ve been on a book-buying spree
2009 | words | Tags: Archipelago Books, books, Brecht at Night, buying, Dalkey Archive Press, David Markson, Diary of a Blood Donor, Dumitru Tsepeneag, Europeana, Gérard de Nerval, Jonathan Lopez, Juan Filloy, Mati Unt, Op Oloop, Patrik Ouredník, Reader's Block, reading, shopping, The Man Who Made Vermeers, The Salt Smugglers, Vain Art of the FugueComments (0)
November 12, 2008
Perhaps you’ve already seen folks around the web promoting books as great gifts, especially considering the hurting economy. Now there’s even a site devoted to the concept: Books for the Holidays. I was watching a movie the other day (can’t recall which one) in which the main character said to someone, “No woman wants a [...]
2008 | culture, words | Tags: books, books for the holidays, gifts, holidays, shoppingComments (2)
October 28, 2008
I am a cover to cover reader. Sometimes it takes a while to get from cover to cover, but it does eventually happen. Rarely do I abandon a book. And I am not a book skimmer. Being a book skimmer would make my life so much easier this week, but instead I have oodles of [...]
2008 | words | Tags: books, fiction, marketing plans, novels, publishing, reading, skimming, spring, spring titles, workComments (2)
October 06, 2008
I’m really sad to hear that Olsson’s Books in DC is gone. I remember my first time driving around DC years ago (has it been 10?) and seeing an Olsson’s here and there. I hadn’t heard of it before, and that’s precisely what sparked my interest…
2008 | culture, history, words | Tags: books, bookstore, DC, independent bookseller, Olsson's Books, Washington D.C.Comments (1)
September 15, 2008
At first I thought this was the most perfectly-timed article ever, as I’m heading to Stockholm this weekend. One moment I was reading about the Swedes’ love of a good mystery and the next I was reading that McCain looks set to win the popular vote!
2008 | culture, words | Tags: books, bookshops, bookstores, McCain, michael gove, mystery, politics, presidential election, reading, second-hand books, stockholm, sweden, travel, used booksComments (0)
September 03, 2008
Anyone have recommendations on things to do in Brussels? I’m heading there for a long weekend tomorrow. So far my only real plan is to finish reading Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx. I’m actually not sure I’ve read Proulx (how is that pronounced, anyway?) before, but it’s nice to be able to read something and [...]
July 16, 2008
It appears that Borders and Amazon have discontinued their partnership, as The New Borders.com has launched as an online store. In related news, BookSense has morphed into IndieBound, an online community supporting independent bookstores.