Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers #ad - The book features an incredible roster of great bookstores from across the globe and stories from writers, tom wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Ames, Neil Gaiman, including David Bowie, Terry Gross, Chris Ware, Bob Odenkirk, thinkers and artists of our time, Philip Glass, Deepak Chopra, Roz Chast, Molly Crabapple, Mark Maron, Ann Patchett, Alice Munro, Amitav Ghosh, Dave Eggers, and many more.
Page by page, bittersweet, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bookstores, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, and cheerfully confessional.
Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed WordFrances Lincoln #ad - . Explore bustling book markets in Calcutta and Buenos Aires, and pop-up shops in old churches, ferry waiting rooms and stables. A stylish and original guide, it is the perfect gift for both book lovers and travel enthusiasts. But until now, there has been no complete directory of their location, history and charm.
Book towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of these captivating, dedicated havens of literature, outlining the origins and development of each community, and offering practical travel advice. From hay-on-wye in wales to ureña in spain, Fjaerland in Norway to Jimbochu in Japan, around 40 semi-official book towns now exist around the world.
The Bookshop BookConstable #ad - The bookshop book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. And that's just the beginning. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents sadly, talks to authors about their favourite places, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole.
The Bookshop Book #ad - Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference. David almond the bookshop book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Jeanette Winterson and many, Ian Rankin, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Tracy Chevalier, many others.
. Meet sarah and her book barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books.
Bibliophile: An Illustrated MiscellanyChronicle Books LLC #ad - Perfect gift for book lovers, jane mount brings literary people, writers and your book clubBook lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of jane mount's bibliophile will delight in:touring the world's most beautiful bookstorestesting their knowledge of the written word with quizzesFinding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of booksSampling the most famous fictional mealsPeeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authorsA source of endless inspiration, poetry devotees, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany #ad - If you have read or own: i’d rather be reading: the delights and dilemmas of the reading life; the written world: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading LifeBaker Books #ad - In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, the place where they first fell in love with reading, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.
. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast what Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life #ad - The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover. For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them.
I'd rather be reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way.
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and ShopBlack Dog & Leventhal #ad - But authors are also readers and customers, just like us. In my bookstore our favorite writers-from Elin Hilderbrand, to John Grisham, to Dave Eggers-express their adoration and admiration for their favorite bookstores and booksellers. The relationship between a writer and her local bookstore can last for years or even decades.
Brimming with original, and exceedingly well-crafted tributes to bookstores, from Longfellow Books in Portland, deeply moving, Maine Ron Currie, funny, Jr. To powells city of books in portland, oregon chuck palahniuk and everywhere in between, My Bookstore is a joyful celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops.
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop #ad - Often it is the author's local store that supported her during the early days of her career and that works tirelessly to introduce her work to new readers. For them, bookstores serve as the anchor for our communities, the place that introduces us to new ideas and new neighbors, as for most of us, and that sets our children on the path to becoming lifelong readers and lovers of books.
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book LoversChronicle Books LLC #ad - For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this ebook is the ultimate must-have. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect thing for bookworms everywhere.
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers #ad - . Artwork from the likes of jane mount, and sophie blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. In this visual ode to all things bookish, photography, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books.
The Illustrated History of the SnowmanGlobe Pequot #ad - The result is a riveting history that reaches back through centuries and across cultures -- sweeping from fifteenth-century Italian snowballs to eighteenth-century Russian ice sculptures to the regrettable "white-trash years" 1975-2000 A thoroughly entertaining exploration, to the dark ages, this book travels back in time to shed light on the snowman's enigmatic past -- from the present day, in which the snowman reigns as the King of Kitsch, with the creation of the very first snowman.
The snowman is not just part of our childhood memories, but is an integral part of our world culture, appearing -- much like a frozen Forrest Gump -- alongside dignitaries and celebrities during momentous events. And the jolly snowman -- ostensibly as pure as the driven snow -- also harbors a dark past full of political intrigue, sex, and violence.
The Illustrated History of the Snowman #ad - With over two hundred illustrations, the Illustrated History of the Snowman is a truly original winter classic -- smart, surprisingly enlightening, and quite simply the coolest book ever. Again and again, early movies, paintings, advertising and, the snowman pops up in rare prints, over the past century, in every art form imaginable.
Eckstein's curiosity began playfully enough, into museums and libraries, but soon snowballed into a mostly earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, and seeking out the advice of leading historians and scholars.