The activist and co-author of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World relished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.
From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest.
A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But some of science fiction's most famous authors have just kept pushing the limits of storytelling.
Turn your books and documents into miniature landscapes and movie scenes whenever you place sticky notes on them. Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton (who also made the Rainbow Pencils) recently came up with Sticky Page Markers, post-its that look like New York, London, and even a Martian landscape when grouped together.
Los Angeles has changed a lot since Chandler's day when it was just a big dry sunny place with ugly houses and no style, when people slept on porches and lots offering at eleven hundred dollars had no takers.