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Lit Links: for the lexically lacking

Recently I’ve been getting quite a lot of compliments on how good my English is. On a recent trip to Birmingham (West Midlands,  not Alabama) a shop assistant told in me I had a lovely Dutch accent, and how clever …

Lit Links: Pop Science

Like many booksellers, I’m an arts major. (Not many science majors working in book stores. They’re all doing  jobs that require mashing stuff together for astronomical paychecks probably.) That means that until recently, I honestly didn’t not know my proverbial sacrum from …

Lit Links: The fate of the bookcase

The book is dead! Long live the book! Well, not quite. We’ve been reading with interest the many opinions on the rise of the e-book and what it means for print. Our conclusion, reached over many slow Monday mornings and …

Lit Links: Our Irregular Round Up of Book Stuff

Today’s Theme: The Art of The Novel Mike Stilkey stacks up old books, often chosing titles that fit the idea he has in mind. And then paints on them. Pictures of rangy, doubtful looking types, reminscent of Edward Gorey. Each piece stands …

Lit Links: Our Irregular Round Up of Book Stuff

Today’s Theme: Bookselling. I wonder what would happen if those jolly wags at The Guardian tried this out on us? The British broadsheet sent volunteers to major UK bookstores, both on and offline, with a variety of complaints (a copy of …