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Booksellers on Film: New documentary set for March release January 24, 2020 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, Content, Video

What once seemed like an esoteric world now seems essential to our culture: the community of rare book dealers and collectors who, in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are helping to keep the printed word alive – New York Film Festival D.W. Young’s documentary, The Booksellers, on the antiquarian booksellers of New York, is destined to become a classic account of the modern day book trade. From the preview alone you…

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Denslow’s OZ January 14, 2020 – Posted in: books, Content, Illustration

      Of the 14 books in L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series only one was illustrated by W.W. Denslow. As it turns out, it was a big one. For it was Denslow that illustrated the first volume, Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, and visually introduced us to Dorothy and the gang.   Though many of us think of John R. Neill when thinking of Oz illustrators it was Denslow’s  “depictions…

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Infographic – The 16 Best Science Fiction Books of All Time December 26, 2019 – Posted in: Content, infographics

To celebrate upcoming  Science Fiction Day on January 2, 2020, the folks at Global English Editing have created an infographic featuring their picks for the 16 best science fiction books of all time. “If you’re fascinated by the unknown and by the possibilities of what science can bring in the future, you probably would be – or already are – a fan of science fiction. And that’s why National Science Fiction Day is the perfect…

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Literature + Comics = December 20, 2019 – Posted in: Comics / Cartoons, Content, Illustration

Classic Comics No. 1. The Three Musketeers, 1941. Cover art by Malcolm Kildale For almost 30 years Classic Comics brought the hi-spots of literature to our nations youth via the comic book. First published in 1941 the series changed hands a few times, beginning as Classic Comics and ending as Classics Illustrated in 1969.   Classic Comics No. 26: Frankenstein December, 1945. Cover art by Robert Webb and Ann Brewster Over 150 issues were published…

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