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The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.
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Amazon + Goodreads = ? (Hopefully, better navigation at Goodreads for a start.) 

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A Round-up of Fabulous Bookish Sand Sculptures via @Bookriot

A Round-up of Fabulous Bookish Sand Sculptures via @Bookriot | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Check out these sand sculptures that play homage to books and literature.
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A last taste of summer: bookish sand sculptures. 

 

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7 Literary Murals on Bookstores and Libraries

7 Literary Murals on Bookstores and Libraries | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Literary murals and street art are a delight to see. Here are a handful that are attached to bookshops and libraries.
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50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most frequently shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media networks.
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I can see why these images are so popular. I want to pin all the things (pics)!  :)

 

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Fragment of Gutenberg Bible expected to top $500,000 at auction

Fragment of Gutenberg Bible expected to top $500,000 at auction | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Eight-page section containing the Book of Esther was part of 15th-century edition cut up and sold in pieces by New York book dealer in 1920s


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Gorgeous illustration! 

 

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Go Undercover with these SPY books

Go Undercover with these SPY books | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Planning to watch SPY this weekend? Despite having solid field training, CIA analyst Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) has spent her entire career as a desk jockey, working hand-in-hand with dashing agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law). Using high-tech equipment and a hidden earpiece, Susan is the ...
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Love this list, especially since it has a Rhys Bowen's historical mystery, Her Royal Spyness. Good to see! #tw
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7 Timeless Quotes from 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

7 Timeless Quotes from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
In honor of Harper Lee's upcoming sequel, here are some 'To Kill a Mockingbird' quotes we love.
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My Favorite: "People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for..." 

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The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame - . Books in General
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Really interesting article.

(via @PassiveVoiceBlg)

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Explore Shakespeare's London With This Interactive 16th Century Map

Explore Shakespeare's London With This Interactive 16th Century Map | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The project brings 16th century London into the present.  

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Love anything with maps, so I'm in....

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 22, 2:22 AM

Explore old London... create a treasure hunt... hide clues... have fun! Learn English!!

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Where do You Hear about New e-Books? - Good E-Reader (blog)

Where do You Hear about New e-Books? - Good E-Reader (blog) | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Every few weeks Good e-Reader Research conducts statistical analysis of the digital publishing industry. Over the course of the last three weeks we wanted to

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Interesting that newsletters are near the top. Wonder if it is author newsletters or newsletters from book-related sources like Goodreads or Bookriot? 

 

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Alyson Tyler's curator insight, March 16, 12:46 PM

7% hear about e-books from the library

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Jane Austen family letters offer ‘deeply personal’ insight into author’s world

Jane Austen family letters offer ‘deeply personal’ insight into author’s world | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
California’s Huntington Library has acquired 52 unpublished letters and poems from the family of the Pride and Prejudice author’s mother
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Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma'

Goucher College to digitize a rare 1816 edition of Jane Austen's 'Emma' | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"The book became the cornerstone of Goucher's 1,700-item Jane Austen collection, which school officials say is the largest in North America. Now the college hopes to use technology to introduce this rare edition — just one of six in the world — to a new generation of readers."

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I didn't know that Emma was the only one of Austen's book published in the USA during her lifetime. 

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A Literary Travel Guide To The USA

A Literary Travel Guide To The USA | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Land of the free. Home of the brave. Kingdom of the Kardashians. Yes, America has given the world much to celebrate in a short space of time.
The nation's roster of top class authors is no exception to that rule. Since splitting from the land of Shakespeare, Orwell and Dickens, writers of the United States have blessed the world with thousands upon thousands of memorable tales themselves.
We've whittled down eight of the very best literary pilgrimages you can take this summer and beyond. 

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I love literary #travel guides like these. 

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4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015

4 YA Book Trends to Look for in 2015 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be....


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No more "sick lit?" Yes, please. #Books #reading

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Are these the greatest books by women you’ll never read?

Are these the greatest books by women you’ll never read? | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

Only 10 of the 78 writers in a new book about unpublished literary masterpieces are women, but there are many female novelists whose lost texts should be remembered


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Very interesting article! 

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How To Make Your Bookish LEGO Dreams Come True

How To Make Your Bookish LEGO Dreams Come True | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Have an idea for a bookish-themed LEGO set? Check out and vote for current book-related LEGO proposals and get some inspiration for your own project.
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Must get my kids on this right away. :) 

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Evangeline Denmark's curator insight, July 29, 11:29 AM

Discworld is my favorite!

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How We Afford to Travel - Huffington Post (blog)

How We Afford to Travel - Huffington Post (blog) | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life -- on a daily basis -- is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family.
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Savvy advice. 

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The captivating beauty of libraries around the world

The captivating beauty of libraries around the world | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series House of Books. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of civilization for thousands of years.


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I want to visit all of these! :) #bucketlist

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This New Book Gives You a Peek Inside the World's Most Unlikely Libraries

This New Book Gives You a Peek Inside the World's Most Unlikely Libraries | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
From beach libraries in Sydney to book-toting donkeys in Colombia.
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Love these unusual libraries! 

 

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10 Movies That Are Cinematic Passports

10 Movies That Are Cinematic Passports | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
I’m a travel junkie. I love to see new places, and for the last few years, I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to travel. Those trips inspired my On the Run series, which combines intrigue, travel, and a touch of romance. As much as I like visiting destinations, sometimes it just isn’t possible. That’s when I get …
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My favorite travel movies...

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Bookmarking Book Arts - Cutaway Bindings

Bookmarking Book Arts - Cutaway Bindings | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"Cut-away binding structure models are a unique challenge in bookbinding - they call for mastery of a technique, thoughful planning of design to best show the underlying structure, and extreme neatness - all to illustrate the complete essence of a particular binding style. Models may range from historical to proofs-of-concept for experimental bindings (something more binders should do)."

 

 


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A new type of #book #art

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How Genre Fiction Became More Important Than Literary Fiction

How Genre Fiction Became More Important Than Literary Fiction | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

The book war is over. The aliens, dragons, and detectives won.


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Have to agree here that genre fiction is the new black. :) 

 

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Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books

Libraries Experience Challenges with Generating Revenue from e-Books | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Libraries all over North America are being challenged with generating revenue from their e-book collection. Digital content automatically expires after 21 days,

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24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
The ultimate television show–based book recommendation guide.
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Interesting recommendations...not sure if I agree with them all, but it's always good to have a place to start. :) 

 

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"A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? | VQR Online

"A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? | VQR Online | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it

"In his extensive correspondence with fellow author and critic William Dean Howells, Mark Twain seemed to enjoy venting his literary spleen on Jane Austen precisely because he knew her to be Howells’ favorite author, In 1909 Twain wrote that “Jane Austin” [sic] was “entirely impossible” and that he could not read her prose even if paid a salary to do so. Howells notes in My Mark Twain (1910) that in fiction Twain “had certain distinct loathings; there were certain authors whose names he seemed not so much to pronounce as to spew out of his mouth.”

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Twain on Austen...fascinating article. 

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Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014

Libraries Loan Out 105 Million e-Books in 2014 | All Things Bookish | Scoop.it
Overdrive is the undisputed leader in facilitating e-Book and audiobook loans in libraries all over the world. The company has just announced that 105

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Glad to see libraries catching up with reading trends. 

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