1. 19th Century Author Biographies book cover series by Hilary Gaby

    Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, & Mark Twain
    The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.
    I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on  some of the most famous stories in history.

    (Source: bookporn, via tea-books-and-blankets)

  3. Have you heard the news? Portland is the greatest! (at Powell’s Books, Inc.)

  4. thenearsightedmonkey:

    Sneak peek! Professor Bootsy’s new book debuts at SPX this weekend in Washington DC. Can you DIG it? We KNEW that you COULD!

    Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

    Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Monteal


  5. metaphorsandbeyond:


    "‘A lot of kids walk out of here [Powell’s Books coffeeshop] with masterpieces. Four-hour Michelangelos."


    In Context:

    "He [Arnold Drake World] makes more than $50 in donations on a good day – ‘Most of these flowers I can slam out in an hour, depending on how much showing off…

  7. chicagopubliclibrary:

    One Book, One Chicago 

    The 2014-2015 pick for our citywide reading program, One Book, One Chicago, is the Pulitzer-Prize winning “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon! 

    Our shelves are stacked and ready for you. Join the conversation at onebookonechicago.org. #OBOC

  9. classicpenguin:


    I love my books: Elizabeth Gaskell. If you like George Eliot, you should definitely check out Elizabeth Gaskell. A contemporary of both Eliot and Dickens, Gaskell likewise wrote about a broad swath of English society, including the working class, the plight of the poor, and labor unrest; her concern about social issues is best demonstrated in Mary Barton and North and South. I consider Wives and Daughters to be quite similar in tone and feel to Middlemarch and very nearly its equal. Cranford, although virtually plotless, is such a charming and gently humorous look at small-town life in mid-19th-century England that it ranks among my all-time fiction favorites.

    Happy weekend reading, everyone!

  10. Happy birthday to Ken Kesey, who would have been 79 today!