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A list of book-related blogs to enjoy, and coming events for bibliophiles everywhere!
Appalachian State University News reported today that the Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collection Room at their Belk Library and Information Commons will be open to the general public Sunday, June 20 to celebrate it’s fifth anniversary celebration. This special collection is not usually open to the public due to the delicate nature of rare [...]
Tomorrow, May 1st, 2010, is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Since 2002, the first Saturday in May has been celebrated as Free Comic Book Day in independent comic book stores internationally.
I am wrapped in thunder and delight, watching the flickering lightning, entranced at the window like a child on her birthday morning. Thunderstorms mean many things to me, but at this fine moment the rumble is repeating only one phrase: Wake up! Spring is coming! Spring is here! The springtime approaches, heralded by these buffeting [...]
Here are my top 10 picks for books released this past year.
One of the oldest and largest book fairs in the country, the 2009 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Browsers and buyers will have the chance to see several incredibly rare books, such as a signed, first edition of Amelia Earhart’s 20 Hrs. 40 Min., the book that chronicled her [...]
We like to play games. But only ones where our customers win something big–like a $200 BiblioBucks gift certificate. And what better game to play than a treasure hunt? So welcome to the Biblio Book Hunt, a treasure hunt exclusively for our Twitter fans! Here’s how to play: Join Twitter if you haven’t done so [...]
The winners of the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest have been announced! “What the heck is that?” You may ask yourself. The contest is a fiction parody contest inspired by novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). Bulwer-Lytton was famous for The Last Days of Pompeii and the opening line of Paul Clifford: “It was a dark [...]
After 13 days, 11 clues and a lot of re-Tweets, search-savvy Twitter user Michael found the correct book in our first great Biblio Book Hunt: a rare copy of W.H. Auden’s About the House. The rules for the Twitter-exclusive Book Hunt were simple: we picked a rare book and posted a clue about it each [...]
For you fellow old fogies (in the internet age, that means anyone over 30) who lament the fall of the English language into some kind of weird pidgin language filled with “AFAIK” and “BOSMKL”. Robert Lanham’s got a fun piece on McSweeney’s called Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview. It’ll leave you, well, ROFL. Just [...]« Previous Entries