Bastian Bux, I Am

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I’m sure you’ve seen the movie. A mouse of a boy runs down an indifferent city street, three larger boys in pursuit. Having recently tossed him into a dumpster because he had no lunch money to be extorted, they are trying to catch him to toss him back in after he climbed out covered in [….]

Wisdom Gained from the Wise Owl Bookstore

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I opened my bookstore on May 15th, 2011.  I will be closing my bookstore on August 30th, 2013.  I guess I thought by now I’d have some pearls of wisdom, some sage advice to pass on to aspiring booksellers, some insight into the changing face of book sales.  I really don’t know that I do. [….]

LitStaff Pick: ‘I Wish My Favorite Author Would Write…’

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The books closest to our hearts become a part of us. We love them for various reasons, and  when a story is great, we tend to gravitate toward its author. Their worlds speak to us. Their characters resonate with us. And while it’s true that even our favorite authors and their works are important to [….]

Real-Life Hogwarts Reading List

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From i09: The Hogwarts Sorting Hat has been said to place kids based on qualities they value rather than those they exhibit — still, each of the school’s Houses does tend to collect a certain kind of student. Gryffindors are often brave and daring; Ravenclaws brainy and witty; Slytherins ambitious and cunning; and Hufflepuffs patient [….]

DIY Book Covers

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Via Apartment Therapy  Ana Maria Muñoz of blog, Anumu, and The Pond Market shares her tale about combining the necessity of camafloguing her WiFi router and her clever book love ideas: In order to receive wi-fi signal throughout the rest of the flat, our router must be placed in a prominent location of the living [….]

Your Library Misses You

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Any reader who has spent hours between the stacks, utterly consumed in fictional worlds and words will tell you that there is a fundamental necessity for the function of libraries. It seems some of the greatest literary minds have agreed. This post celebrates those great institutions that set minds soaring, that nestle the past precisely [….]

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 [….]