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On the Media: past, present and future of the book.

worth hearing • from NPR’s on the media – November 27, 2009 Special: The past, present and future of the book.

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NPR Books That Changed America

Jay Parini, poet, novelist, critic, and biographer. He’s a professor of English and creative writing at Middlebury College in Vermont and has written biographies of Frost, Faulkner, and Steinbeck. His new book is “Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America.” From NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook broadcast: Dec. 22, 2008 Books That Changed America […]

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This American Life : Book that Changed your Life,

worth hearing • This American Life did this great episode on the Book that Changed your Life, oh yeah..WHY I enjoyed this…it makes mention of Bill Reese.

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Finding OZ

site to see • Binder Richard Minsky has a new blog well worth reading Art of American Book Covers…if there was such a thing as BiblioPorn this is it. worth reading • Bon Appetit magazine’s feature on Portland, Maine makes mention of Rabelais Books “…has become the town square for Portland’s food community.” Rabelais must […]

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burn baby burn

Like there aren’t enough news items that make me crazy, now people are sending them into me, assumedly to watch my head explode into a hundred million pieces. stupid human tricks – A small town near Milwaukee has been rending and wailing about teenagers having access to books about homosexuality, you know – the naughty […]

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rain rain go away

I dunno about anyone else in New England but I started building an ark. My mom is doing good thanks for asking, she’ll be in ICU for a while. I have the urge to ask them to let me pull up an empty bed and some sedation for myself. It seems everything tends to crash […]

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worth reading • Marty Weil has an interview with A Journey Round My Skull blogger – Will Schofield is a Philadelphia-based editor and book collector. worth hearing • from NPR Did Shakespeare Want To Suppress His Sonnets? by Lynn Neary

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sunday supplement

worth hearing – from NPR, Grove Press’s Barney Rosset worth seeing, i hope – i was shocked and amazed to see someone dig up an old Joseph C Lincoln novel and film it. I may actually GO to see a movie. worth seeing – President Barack Obama reading Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are” […]

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site to see • the American Library Association has made it easier for you to petition your Congressman to sign the revision to The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Go there send it to your Senator and Representatives and then send it to everyone in your address book and have them do it […]

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friday funnies

site to see • Old Picture of the Day worth hearing • from NPR: Renee Montagne interviews Alexander McCall Smith author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Renee Montagne the star of the new HBO miniseries. worth hearing • Commentator Peter Sagal mourns the loss of science fiction author Philip Jose Farmer. blog of […]

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