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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

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Get Your Rare Book Fix in Boston

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