Book Cafe

Jul 22

I saw this picture on Flickr and went on a tangential imaginative journey where such a place exists… a book cafe, a literal book cafe. The Book Cafe. Where you can be nourished, filled to the brim with books. Novel sandwiches and paperback salad. Where all your hungers are sated within the shelved walls of this Book Cafe. A place where you can overindulge with...

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Money doesn’t grow on trees…but do books?

Jul 13

I wonder if we could use a form of soft-capitalism to pull or push the printed book back to the forefront, ahead of the e-readers and movies and iPods and games and reality TV. I wonder if we wished upon a star or as we throw our coin in the fountain…if we could preserve the beauty, the pulpy-scented goodness, or the comforting sound of spines creaking open...

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Charles Darwin loved books too!

Jul 05

As with many great thinkers, Charles Darwin was a lover of books. On considering whether to marry or not, Charles Darwin wrote a pros vs. cons list, and in it he seriously considered books and reading in this important life decision. Amongst his reasons not to marry he considered how if he did he would not be able to read in the evenings,1 He further speculated that...

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In Case of an Emergency, Break Glass

Jun 28

Oh, the humanity! What if we ran out of books or the book stores all took a holiday on the same day? What if all my stashes were all depleted?  What if my Nook broke down? What if Amazon and BN.com went 404?!?!? I shant be without a book… Give me a library or give me...

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Big books…

Jun 16

Never underestimate the impact, the fun, the enjoyment, the sweetness of a big kid’s book… no matter your...

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Book refuge…

Jun 11

One of the nifty things about my Nook is that I am able to download samples of most any ebook. I do this often. I have read hundreds of samples of books and ordered a lot of them. Last week I ordered a sample of “The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel” by Nancy Pickard but hadn’t gotten around to reading it until last night. I read it to my...

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