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The Bookshops of New York Fight Back!

Project Team member Marilyn Deegan has been in New York recently speaking about The Academic Book of the Future Project. In this post she writes about the bookshops she saw there, the ways in which they hybridised the physical and digital, and the implications this might have for the ways that we think about academic books. 1,044 more words

Academic Books

Review of The GraceKeepers by Kirsty Logan

Review of The GraceKeepers by Kirsty Logan

Another hypnotically strange fairy-tale-at-sea (that weird sub-sub-genre that I love so much).

I hope there will be a follow-up, or several, set in the same world. 214 more words

Books

The Bookseller of Kabul

Thoughts  The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad, Back Bay Books 2002, 288 pages, tB

“The most intimate description of an Afghan household ever produced by a Western journalist… Seierstad is a sharp and often lyrical observer.” -New York Time Book Review… 662 more words

Life

The Book-Hunters of 1888 (3)

Once more following the Roberts enumeration round the room, we come to:

(4) – Mr J. Rimell. Not noted by the editors of The Graphic… 1,548 more words

Booksellers

My Favorite Booksellers: Books on a Budget

I figured I would write this post because I wanted to share my favorite book sites with my readers. As a teacher with a limited budget, I like getting the “most bang for my book buck.” I share my personal YA library with the students in my class and in order to make sure I have more than enough books to satisfy my students’ appetites. 341 more words

Fiction

Dana Perino to Visit Old Firehouse Books

On Mother’s Day 2015, Old Firehouse Books will welcome Dana Perino to the store! Dana Perino will be signing books at the Old Firehouse location, … 150 more words

Books

Ownership

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl is an adventure novel. The fictional story creatively explores the intellectual property rights of authors. As a writer, I found the subject matter of great interest. 155 more words