Celebrities Who Are Book Nerds

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In the past, we’ve shown you LitStackers a brief glimpse of some of classic Hollywood’s most eager bookish celebrities. Now, here’s a few shots of some of the “younger” generation’s biggest book nerds. Some of these may surprise you. Some, not so much. Feel free to tell us all about your favorite celebrity book nerds [….]

Medieval Celebrities from Medievalists.net

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After learning of my experiences in Russia (as I wrote about in the last few “Gimbling in the Wabes”), a learned friend of mine recommended the book Peter the Great: His Life and Works (by Robert K. Massie) to me.  I’ve already gotten a copy from the library, but this is the type of book [….]

Rowland Emett’s Backward-looking Vision

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May 13-19 is Children’s Book Week, when children’s literature, reading, and literacy is celebrated in schools, libraries, and bookstores. The week brings appreciations too, of the writers and illustrators who keep children and books connected. Here, contributor Lauren Alwan looks at the work of  English author and illustrator Rowland Emett (1906-1990). In 1954, when Rowland [….]

Bookish, New Website Launched by Publishers

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The latest reading site to add to your bookmarks? That would be Bookish, the new site for reading, discussing and buying books. Launched on February 5th by Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Penguin Group (USA), the site is billed as “a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.”  [….]

NPR to Provide a Daily Dose for Book Lovers

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On more than one occasion I’ve been stuck in highway gridlock and wished, among other things, for a book station on the FM dial—you know, 24/7 reviews, news, gossip, maybe even some audio excerpts. That day is still far off—radio is more profit-driven than ever it seems—but happily, NPR is giving book lovers a bit [….]

Book Nerd Love: Words and Beauty

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Obvious State, a cool shop on Etsy that we discovered, offers some pretty cool pieces for book nerds everywhere. About the shop: “The best thing about paperbacks (apart from the smell, of course) is that when a little jewel of a sentence grabs you, you can underline it. If you’ve only ever read a book [….]