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Don’t Miss the Philadelphia Book Fair!

For the first time in several years, book lovers have a big reason to flock back to Philly. The Philadelphia Book & Ephemera Fair will take place Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22, 2010. “This is the only major vintage Book & Ephemera event

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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.

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Top Five Poems to Celebrate Spring

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!

Film’s Books

As the saying  goes, the book is  better than the film. This is usually the case. There are times when both are good. There are times when the film is better. Sometimes, though, they are both great, and maintain their formal integrity as a book

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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

I’ve just returned to Asheville from Buffalo, NY where I attended this years Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Organized by Buffalo artist/poet/printer Chris Fritton, “the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a regional one day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists,

Biblio Charitable Works’ new site live!

BiblioWorks has a new, updated website just launched today, featuring (finally!) a Spanish translation, not to mention a much more attractive layout and design.  Shout out to the team over at Stout Monkey Networks who volunteered their time to assemble all this! For those who

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DOJ still not happy with Google’s book scanning

In an encouraging statement the Department of Justice indicates that Google’s revised book scanning settlement still does not satisfy its concerns about creating a would-be monopoly by the internet goliath, stating “The amended settlement agreement still confers significant and possibly anti-competitive advantages on Google as

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RIP e-readers: 2010 – 2010?

Echoing a few of our earlier sentiments on why the Kindle would go the way of the dodo (which is, by the way, what the birds in the header of our blog are – because we’re in the printed book industry ourselves), Kit Eaton at