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The Right Word

I’m always so impressed with writers who construct amazing sentences comprised of exactly the right words. I try to do this with my own writing, but know it’s a talent that needs much developed. I recently asked my writing friend Kim Davis, who writes beautiful poetry, for advice on polishing my word-choice skills. She had […]

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Every Bookshelf is Illuminated

I love libraries. If you’re a writer, no doubt you do, too. So it’s wonderful to see that these buildings still exist — especially in the age of digital books — and winning awards for their architectural design. The Castro Leal Library in Mexico City is one such place. It recently won first prize in […]

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Your E-Book Is Reading You

I don’t have a Kindle or any other kind of e-book. I prefer paper to plastic when it comes to a “screen.” I’ve said it before in other forums, but the ideal electronic book for me would be a paperback-like object — one that was bendable, smelled like paper and had 200 or so pages […]

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Pop Up Books for Grown Ups

In this world filling fast with digital books, I love to see that paper books are still going a long way toward capturing the imagination of readers. Thank good for artists like Mengyu Chen. Check out her pop-up books for grown ups. And then ask yourself, What if there were pop-up libraries devoted only to […]

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Pop-Up Libraries Popping Up

I loved Robin Coyle’s post a couple of weeks ago about Cozy Bookstores. It made me reminisce for the future (is that possible?), when e-books become ubiquitous and bookstores disappear. Maybe we’ll see pop-up libraries, like the ones highlighted in this article from Inhabitat. The “buildings” are unconventional, like an old phone booth or a […]

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