In celebration of Joan Didion's 82nd birthday, watch her talk about writing as aggression: "I am always writing to myself. So very possibly I’m committing an aggressive and hostile act toward myself."
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The Greatest Violin No One’s Ever Heard
lithub.com The most famous violin in the world has never been heard. What’s more, it gained its reputation by being invisible. “The Messiah” sits in its glass display case just outside the Print Room of the A…
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"At the time, the typical bookstore did not encourage idle browsing or lounging. Lackington wanted to find a way to make books more affordable and accessible while still turning a profit, and with this in mind, he set about revolutionizing the book trade in at least four ways." John Pipkin on the man who went from shoemaker to celebrity bookseller while creating bookselling as we know it.
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The World's Most Valuable Children's Books - Do You Have One?
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From the medieval graphic novels to Charles Dickens to Art Spiegelman and beyond: A history of book illustration.
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