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The World’s Most Expensive New Book Hits the Shelves August 28, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

When I first saw the press release I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. It begins “Doctor Book Publishing, an imprint of Deep Think Media, today unveiled the world’s most expensive new hardback book entitled Cosmetic Surgeon Marketing Motto: The Secret Recipe To Grow Referrals.” Then came the tagline: “Ten Thousand Dollar New Title on Plastic Surgery Does Not Include Breast Implants.” The book  includes a $10,000 Consultation Certificate which entitles each…

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A Five Book Birthday Salute to Man Ray August 27, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Photography

Self Portrait by May Ray Atlantic Little Brown, 1963. Buy: First Edition | Penguin Classic “To create is divine, to reproduce is human” – Man Ray Today is the birthday of the seminal photographer / artist Emmanuel Radnitszky who we all know and love as Man Ray. Though born in Philadelphia Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was an integral part of both the Surrealist and DADA movements. In 1999, ARTnews magazine named Ray one of the 25 most influential…

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Of Interest: Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, Cascadia, Poems from the Typewriter, Virility Rituals… August 24, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl’s Most Famous Creation by Lucy Mangan. Foreword by Sophie Dahl. Puffin Books, 2014. Looking for a nice way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic,  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Inside Charlies’s Chocolate Factory provides a in-depth look at the life of this classic. From its publishing history to the history of its illustrators to the movie adaptations to the overall impact the…

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Of Interest: The Beatles and Me, Poetry Pamphlets from New Directions, Messing with Books in Victorian Britain… August 11, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

    The Beatles and Me On Tour by Ivor Davis. Cockney Kid Publishing, 2014 Ivor Davis was front and center during the Beatles 1964 tour of America. Covering the tour for London’s Daily Express Davis he was one a handful of journalists that had unfettered access to the Fab Four. In addition to his reporting he was also George Harrison’s ghostwriter for his Daily Express column. From the hysteria to the isolation, from the Beatles…

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Of Interest: The Scribe, Etiquette for Freedom, Cocktails for Book Lovers, and some worthy bookseller catalogs July 30, 2014 – Posted in: Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

Still looking for some late summer reads and acquisitions? Here are some recent books and bookseller catalogs that have struck our fancy.  The Scribe by Antonio Garrido. Translated by Simon Bruni. Really enjoyed this one. Though I am not much of an historical fiction reader this one caught me and kept me in. We’re talking 8th century and a time where woman had about as much status as an animal. We follow Theresa a women who…

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