http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001131273540

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see us on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001591826223

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images to delight any bibliomaniac

http://bookshelfporn.com/

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Brevity is the soul of wit. So I’ll say this quickly…Carol Ann Duffy is right to declare that texting and tweeting can be the new poetry

http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/books/2011/sep/17/texting-microstyle-christopher-johnson

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Can you dig Talk Like a Beat Day?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/19/talk-like-a-beat-day

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There is a price to pay for cheap goods according to this article on conditions in the Amazon warehouses in the USA.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-amazon-complaints-20110917,0,1246510.story?page=1

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Jane Austen manuscript sold at auction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14182803

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Can bookshops save Britain’s High Streets?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13425666

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The latest in the anti brigade, Sherlock Holmes book banned for being anti mormon.

Holmes was not known for tolerance he was anti redheads that alone would ban him in many places.I think we should ban poorly written books.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/08/sherlock-holmes-banned-reading-lists-being-anti-mormon/41243/

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For those interested in bookplates the following sites may be of interest ex libris plates of film stars and societies you can join.

 

http://bookplatesociety.com

 

http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com/

Thanks to a bookselling friend.a couple of amusing sites.

 

http://www.bookride.com/2011/07/joy-of-dullness-2.html

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/magazine/bill-keller-wants-to-ban-books.html?_r=3&ref=books

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http://awfullibrarybooks.net

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Really interesting site for Illustration collectors.

 

http://childillustration.blogspot.com

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another thought provoking site :

 

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/three-10-households-do-not-contain-book.html

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By Alejandro Lopez de Haro / Columbia News Service

Published: May 15. 2011 4:00AM PSThttp://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20110515/NEWS0107/105150352/

 

http://www.ioba.org/

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ABA OLYMPIA BOOKFAIR IS WHAT LONDON IN JUNE MEANS TO ME

http://www.olympiabookfair.com/

& the London Map Fair

http://www.londonmapfairs.com/

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BOOKS FOR GAMERS ART COLLECTORS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0l2HnOBH80

 

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Charles Sturt University has a wonderful site on Books and printing and exhibitions check it out.

http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/humss/art317/

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Some of the worlds most beautiful Libraries

http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/the-worlds-most-beautiful-libraries

and if you are still inspired

http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/the-united-states-most-beautiful-libraries

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Amanda Hocking has just netted over $2million for publishing rights to her latest series of books

http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/

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A very useful site for science fiction and fantasy with a useful and interesting blog

http://kayleighbugbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/amanda-hocking-gets-2-million-for-new.html

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A fine book site for news about the USA trade

http://www.finebooksmagazine.com

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COMIC BOOKS

http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/

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APRIL FOOLS DAY PRANKS

http://booksinmedia.e-bookvine.com

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HOW TO REPAIR A PAPERBACK

http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-a-Paperback-Book

 

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Book prizes.

http://www.themanbookerprize.com/

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Carl Sagan on books.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E0yzMgqOUg&feature=related

Concentration and elevation to the sort of books you should  read. Alain de Botton Philosopher and writer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12191104

Great bookshops worth visiting .

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20101118-the-worlds-greatest-bookshops