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Kramer’s Coffee Table Book February 19, 2014 – Posted in: books

The “Seinfeld Reunion” Super Bowl halftime commercial with Jerry Seinfeld and George got me to this gem. Kramer publishes a coffee table book on coffee tables that opens into a coffee table! Here he takes to Regis and Kathie Lee to promote it.  Enjoy.

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The Book Emperor of Johannesberg February 16, 2014 – Posted in: books, Bookselling / Collecting, Reading / Literacy

“This is my empire, my kingdom…Books are my wealth, my gift” says Philane Dladla His kingdom is “at a U-turn sign at an intersection in Empire Road opposite Wits University, in Johannesburg.”and his mission in life is the “reading and dispensing knowledge by selling books.” image by Daniel Born When a person his mom looked after died Philane inherited 500 books. He read and reviewed them all. Now he makes his way by reading what he gets and…

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One Word, 6 Million Times: “And Every Single One Was Someone.” January 27, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, books

Today is the the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and UN General Assembly has designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It started innocently enough. As a math and Jewish studies teacher in a Jewish day school, Phil Chernofsky was looking for a different and meaningful way for his students to relate to the Holocaust. From that challenge comes  “And Every Single One Was Someone” The  cover depicts a Jewish prayer shawl and has…

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What’s Your Favorite Animal? A benefit for the home for picture book art January 21, 2014 – Posted in: Art, books, Illustration

To benefit the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Henry Holt and Company and 14 “heroes of picture book art”  have joined forces for the new book, What’s Your Favorite Animal? “The idea of getting some of the world’s most talented and beloved picture book creators to contribute to a book that benefits a museum celebrating the art of the picture book was just too perfect. We could not be more excited to be part of…

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Horror writer’s ‘Death Collection’ to be unveiled at Northwestern November 1, 2013 – Posted in: books, Libraries, Photography

Northwestern University is set to unveil a collection of death related goodies courtesy of noted horror novelist and screen writer Michael McEachern McDowell. McDowell wrote dozens of novels and the screenplays for Stephen King’s novel “Thinner” and director Tim Burton’s movies “Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He also wrote episodes for such  television shows as “Tales from the Darkside” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Needless to say McDowell was very qualified for such an undertaking.…

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