The Chapters at Richmond & John is closing, and everyone is very sad about it. I am very sad about it. This is a marker of how far we’ve come: when big box book stores like the Chapters at Richmond & John were driving the independent sellers like Pages out of business, we couldn’t stand the fucking places; now that they, too, are falling beneath the swords of the internet age, we’re all unbridled in our fury. Well, here we are.Read more
"10 books that have stayed with you" - bookporn
From top to bottom Heart of Darkness, The Merchant of Venice, A Christmas Carol, The White Hotel, His Dark Materials, The Chronicles of Narnia (I’m extra cheating here), Easy Riders Raging Bulls, Frankenstein, In the Skin of a Lion, From Hell, and Where the Wild Things Are. That’s actually 19. 19’s my lucky number.
One of the secret doors of the Stift Admont library, Austria.
I would like this library please
Wonderful McQuarrie painting of two Death Stars in construction over Had Abaddon. From The Making of Return of the Jedi.
The cashword is: librocubicularist
Ian Fleming’s 007 spy novels aren’t just some of the most fun stories in the entire genre, they also sport some outstanding book covers. So for reference and for your eyes only (yuk yuk), here is a gallery of every original Ian Fleming James Bond novel book cover, 14 in all. They were all published in Britain by Jonathan Cape between April 1953 and June 1966. The last two books were published after Fleming’s death in August 1964.
This would be an excellent collection to have on my bookshelf.
Swoon. In an odd bit of timing, I picked up 3 of the Flemings in ’60s paperback this week.
KENOBI. In many ways, the book I’ve been waiting for all my life.
Preview of The Making of Return of the Jedi by J.W. Rinzler, coming this fall. His comprehensive making-ofs for Star Wars and Empire are just about the best books ever written about the trilogy.