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Bookish now means a computer

http://jacksonprofessionalgroup.com/.com/embed/2lOSE5rsS9Y Three major publishers have joined together to create a new reading recommendation engine called “Bookish.” The site allows you to find books that are similar to other ones you like, share suggestions with others and create your own “bookshelf.” Bookish joins a host of other sites trying to capitalize on …

The Instruments of Writing

I’ve just returned from a fantastic conference in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Women’s Writing Instruments in the Eighteenth Century. We learned about the types of things that a woman would have at her desk when she sat down to write, including seals, wax, ink, quills, knives, …

Booktown, or the social glue of books

I was recently at an exhibit at the MOMA in New York called “Foreclosed.” It was about imagining new architectural forms and new urban spaces. I was struck by this particular image: what does the ideal town of the future need? A bookstore of course (and fresh eggs). Look way …