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Bibliophile

Bibliophile [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145216827X
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Publisher: Chronicle Books
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Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club Book lovers rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

I'd Rather Be Reading

I'd Rather Be Reading [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452158592
Author: Guinevere De La Mare
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare Book Resume:

For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this ebook is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Artwork from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect thing for bookworms everywhere.

My Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316225002
Author: Thessaly La Force
Publisher: Little, Brown
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My Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly La Force Book Resume:

The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

Well-Read Women

Well-Read Women [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145212955X
Author: Samantha Hahn
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn Book Resume:

A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature's most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan...each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn's evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written.

A Passion for Books

A Passion for Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307419665
Author: Harold Rabinowitz,Rob Kaplan
Publisher: Crown
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A Passion for Books by Harold Rabinowitz,Rob Kaplan Book Resume:

A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity. Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of A Passion for Books, beginning with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like-- Umberto Eco's How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Gustave Flaubert's Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age. Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists--Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels and many more-- plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared "bibliobibliography" of books about books. Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.

The Great American Read: The Book of Books

The Great American Read: The Book of Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316417548
Author: PBS
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
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The Great American Read: The Book of Books by PBS Book Resume:

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.

Round About the Christmas Tree

Round About the Christmas Tree [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1509899863
Author: Various
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Round About the Christmas Tree by Various Book Resume:

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. This edition is introduced by Ned Halley and features charming illustrations by Alice Ercle Hunt. Round About the Christmas Tree is the perfect Christmas gift for booklovers as all facets of the festive season are represented here in one gorgeous volume. This anthology shows what an inspiration Christmas was for so many famous writers, whether it be a time for celebration, for family, or a chance to remember those in hardship. There are heart-warming stories from Charles Dickens and E. Nesbit, comic fun from G. K. Chesterton and Saki, touching whimsy from Hans Christian Andersen, and even crimes to solve from Arthur Conan Doyle.

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1423652169
Author: Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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For the Love of Books by Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane Book Resume:

A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

A Garden Miscellany

A Garden Miscellany [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1604699779
Author: Suzanne Staubach
Publisher: Timber Press
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A Garden Miscellany by Suzanne Staubach Book Resume:

“A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth? Answers to these questions—plus a gazebo-ful of information, stories, and visual delights—await in this charming exploration of the stuff gardens are made of. Garden historian Suzanne Staubach covers everything from arbors to water features, reveling in the anecdotes that accompany each element. Filled with revelations and fanciful illustrations by Julia Yellow, A Garden Miscellany promises new discoveries with each reading—a book to be returned to again and again.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1523505125
Author: James Mustich
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393241491
Author: Tom Nissley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year by Tom Nissley Book Resume:

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Book Girl

Book Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496425820
Author: Sarah Clarkson
Publisher: NavPress
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Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson Book Resume:

When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast? If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl. Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage. She’s convinced that books can do the same for you. Join Sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. In Book Girl, you’ll discover: how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith, why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need (and where to begin), how stories form your sense of identity, how Sarah’s parents raised her to be a reader—and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, and 20+ annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries. Whether you’ve long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.

The Shakespeare Miscellany

The Shakespeare Miscellany [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141928115
Author: Ben Crystal,David Crystal
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Shakespeare Miscellany by Ben Crystal,David Crystal Book Resume:

This compilation, in the tradition of the Victorian miscellany, gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights into the plays and poems, the man behind them (insofar as this is known), and the context in which he worked. Put together by an actor and a linguist - the pair who brought you 'Shakespeare's Words' (25000 copies sold to date) - it will be quirky, illuminating and endlessly interesting. Topics covered include lost plays, what he would have studied at school, Shakespeare's pronunciation, why the Globe burned down and the difference between a Folio and a Quarto.

Curiosities of Literature

Curiosities of Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626365970
Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Curiosities of Literature by John Sutherland Book Resume:

When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? Which author's heart was purportedly eaten by a cat? One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more bizarre areas of literature in this miscellany of fact and trivia. Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? Who made the first bouillon soup? What do 12 percent of all winners of the Booker Prize have in common? What didn't happen on Thomas Carlyle's famous wedding night? And, while we're at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland's irreverent literary masterpiece illuminates every topic imaginable from author advances to Civil War literature to Victorian sex to odd things eaten by literary characters (think Patrick Bateman's girlfriend in American Psycho). Other fascinating insights include the fact that the number one title among American Civil War soldiers was Les Miserables. This is the ideal anthology of fascinating information and trivia for all book lovers.

A Miscellany for Word Lovers

A Miscellany for Word Lovers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472110153
Author: Robin Hosie,Vic Mayhew
Publisher: How To Books
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A Miscellany for Word Lovers by Robin Hosie,Vic Mayhew Book Resume:

More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: * The fascinating origins of words * Quotes and misquotes * Slang, dialects and secret languages * Unforgettable Adverts, Famous Lines from Novels and Movies * Newspeak, Basic English, spelling reform * Malapropisms, politicians' blunders and 'mispeakings' * Mnemonics and other memory joggers * Palindromes and anagrams * Semaphore. Morse, tic-tac, hand gestures and other ways of speaking without words Entry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.

Dogs' Miscellany

Dogs' Miscellany [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782432477
Author: J. A. Wines
Publisher: Michael O\'Mara Books
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Dogs' Miscellany by J. A. Wines Book Resume:

Dogs' Miscellany features a unique and elegant collection of fascinating facts, trivia, anecdotes and legends about dogs throughout the ages. For example, did you know that 22% of the UK population own a dog? Dogs' Miscellany covers every aspect of the dog: from true stories of famous mutts to their long history, as well as biological and physiological information, curious tales, quotes, details of popular breeds, and much more. Chronicling the various exploits of dogs real and fictional, and sprinkled with sayings and observations from the greatest dog lovers, Dogs' Miscellany explores every age of man's enduring association with his canine companion, and promises to delight dog-lovers everywhere.

A Miscellany of Garlic

A Miscellany of Garlic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440532982
Author: Trina Clickner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A Miscellany of Garlic by Trina Clickner Book Resume:

From ancient Greek lore to vampire movies and modern medicine, what other herb invokes such strong feelings in people as allium sativum—better known as garlic? Most people know garlic can season food and may even protect from evil spirits but they may not know it can cure colds, attract lovers, and sweeten luck—until now. A Miscellany of Garlic reveals all of the splendors of this amazing plant, including: to keep them safe and strong, Egyptian slaves chewed on garlic while building the pyramids eating garlic can help repair lung damage caused by smoking Tibetan monks were banned from eating garlic—due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac large quantities of raw garlic can prevent roundworm and other parasites and a mixture of crushed garlic and water can rid roses of aphids Packed with hundreds of aromatic facts, trivia, and quick-to-table recipes, A Miscellany of Garlic is an homage to the savory herb no garlic lover can resist.

Lore of the Wild: Folktales and Wisdom from Nature

Lore of the Wild: Folktales and Wisdom from Nature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0711260702
Author: Claire Cock-Starkey
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
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Lore of the Wild: Folktales and Wisdom from Nature by Claire Cock-Starkey Book Resume:

See nature in a whole new light with this enchantingly illustrated treasury of natural folklore and wild wisdom from around the world. Did you know that people used to believe that rabbits’ ears would twitch in the direction of a thunderstorm? That lily of the valley flowers were formed from fairies’ drinking cups? And that taking dandelions into the house would make you wet the bed? Traditional nature folklore can help us understand how our ancestors interacted with the world around them and allows us to view nature from a new perspective. Brought to life with bright, folk art–inspired illustrations, discover the lore of: An array of different animals, birds and insects All types of flowers, plants and trees The weather, sun, moon and stars Good and bad omens, and lucky charms Lore of the Wild inspires appreciation of different cultures, as well as an engagement with the beauty of the natural environment.