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Bookbits for January 15th, 2015

Back from my holiday, and all charged up!  I hope you love this blog’s new look as much as I do.    One of my Resolutions is to bring the Bookbits back more frequently, so let’s get the first one …

Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2014

Congratulations to French author Patrick Modiano for winning this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature! “For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” – the Nobel Prize …

Bookbits for September 11th, 2014

Awards! first of all, way back in July, the 2014 Eisner Awards (for Comics & Graphic Novels) were handed out.  There are approximately 14000 categories; a complete overview can be found here.  We’re particularly happy that Saga won in two …

ABC named Best Bookshop in the World!

In case you missed it earlier in the week… International lifestyle magazine Monocle has named ABC the Best Bookshop in the World in their inaugural Top 25 Retail Awards! Monocle’s list features stores and people from all across the globe …

Bookbits for September 10th, 2013

R. I. P. Both Elmore Leonard and Seamus Heaney died in the past month.  Leonard is probably best known for Get Shorty, while Nobel Laureate Heaney almost single-handedly revived interest in Beowulf with his seminal translation – as well as …