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Holy Bookshop! A 15th century cathedral gets booked September 25, 2013 – Posted in: books in design, Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops

The gods must be shining down on Zwolle, a small town outside of Amsterdam. The Dutch bookshop  Waanders In de Broeren has recently moved to town and set up shop in a 15th century gothic catederal! BK. Architecten has created a beautiful bookshop within a beautiful space without comprising or altering the integrity of the cathedral. Not sure any more words are needed here.   Images via and more at ArchDaily: Waanders In de Broeren / BK. Architecten

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Book Hatchery: What I learned about books on my visit to a salmon hatchery September 22, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, public libraries

I recently had the pleasure to accompany my daughter and her 3rd/4th grade class on a three night camping trip to the Mt. Baker wilderness in Washington State. The goal of the trip was to teach the kids about watersheds, ecosystems, and our role and place within them and for the kids to get to know each other a little better at the outset of the school year. For me, it was 4 days of…

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Happy Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting

Today is Roald Dahl Day! This year, falling on Friday the 13th, offers “the perfect excuse for even more mischief and mayhem than usual,” as we celebrate the birthday of one of the masters of children’s literature. The Roald Dahl Day website offers lots of ways to celebrate: Sign up for Puffin Virtually Live on Friday 13th September to find out more about Roald Dahl and his characters, plan your costume for Dahlicious Dress Up Day – you can even throw…

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More Frankenstein in the Wild August 3, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting

Frankenstein Comic Album Recently we covered a poster auction that featured a rare poster from the 1931 movie adaptation of Frankenstein. The insert, estimated at $50,000 – $100,000, wound up fetching over $250,000!   So what better time to highlight a selection of material related to Mary Shelley’s modern prometheus currently on the market. The list curated for Biblio.com includes copies of the First American Edition, the First Illustrated Edition as well as a selection of fine press and…

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