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Singularity&Co: Each Book…a Portal to a New Dimension June 3, 2014 – Posted in: bookshops

Here is a little Twilight Zone homage to Singularity&Co, a Brooklyn-based bookshop specializing in vintage science fiction, fantasy, and pulp fiction.  The shop was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign with the goal of buying the rights to vintage titles and releasing them as CC-licensed ebooks. The spot was written and directed by a fan of the shop, Gabriel de Urioste. h/t Boing Boing Singularity&Co – Saving Vintage Pulp for a Better Future – YouTube.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praises Beijing’s first 24-hour Bookshop April 24, 2014 – Posted in: bookshops, Reading / Literacy

This one might take the World Book Day cake. On World Book Day in China Premier Li Keqiang sent a letter to the staff of Beijing’s Sanlian Taofen Bookstore. Recently the bookshop, which is owned by the China Publishing Group Corp, started a government-funded trial period of staying open 24 hours a day. And it looks like its working. Li praised the creative idea of a 24-hour bookstore and that it sets a  good example for nationwide…

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Follow the Rainbow: The Children’s Section at Saraiva Bookstore in São Paulo April 4, 2014 – Posted in: books in design, bookshops, Interior Design

Wow! Loving this interior designed by architect and furniture designer Arthur Casas for the Saraiva Bookstore in São Paulo, Brazil . While the rest of the bookstore stays pretty linear he has created a stunning children’s section. Wrapped in a rainbow-colored carpet with Gaudi-style shelves for display I’d be hard-pressed to get my kids to ever want to leave.     Images via Fubiz h/t Neatorama

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Of Interest: Poetry, Poetry and more Poetry – Wessel & Lieberman & Wave Books April 3, 2014 – Posted in: bookshops, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

This month Of Interest celebrates National Poetry Month by featuring select holdings from particular independent booksellers and publishers that provide a healthy offering of poetry. First up, we pair a couple of Seattle’s finest – the bookshop closest to my heart and my alma mater, Wessel & Lieberman, and one of the leading publishers of poetry,  Wave Books. Enjoy! Paul Celan.  Wolf’s Bean / Wolfsbohne. Translated by Michael Hamburger. New York: Delos Press / William Drenttel, 1997.  One…

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