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Literary Digression: Stumbling upon a friend's book @ my town's lovely bookstore and cafe.

So was out and about this morning, doing the usual errands, bank, dry cleaners and post office.  Thought I pop round the Winthrop Book Depot & Cafe, our local bookstore/cafe for a little gift shopping.   167 more words

Books

Book House: The Labyrinth of Dinkytown

The Place is a Maze…ing.

I found it in Dinkytown, at the heart of the University of Minnesota. Tucked among varsity paraphernalia shops and Potbelly’s Sandwiches and a spaghetti-bowl of one way streets, it’s easy to miss and doesn’t look like much. 337 more words

Reaching Out

Von's Bookshop: A Chauncey Village Staple

Monument to Purdue’s Literary Culture 

Whenever a Boilermaker thinks “bookshop”, they undoubtedly think about Von’s Bookshop, located on 315 W. State St. According to their… 447 more words

Writing

Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. 66 more words

Europe

Mid-week interlude: Ash Wednesday and book quiz

Happy Ash Wednesday, everyone!

Not to mention that “other” holiday:

Anyhoo, Amy over at Bibliophile posted this interesting quiz on her blog a week ago, the “ 509 more words

Get Lost: Magers and Quinn

This Place is a Big Deal.

You might not be able to tell it immediately. From the street it’s not so large, maybe three storefronts. You’ll find it down Minneapolis’s stately Hennepin Avenue, a bastion of vintage brick and old-time movie theaters and more charm than a charm bracelet. 323 more words

Reaching Out

Barnes and Noble: More Layoffs

NEWS ITEM: “Barnes & Noble Is Laying Off Workers Amid Declining Sales”– headlines at news outlets like Forbes proclaim. What’s really happening?

The big box model for books was always flawed, in our estimation. 88 more words

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