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We are thrilled to be working with another local print artist, Paradise Papercraft! Forget Hallmark – these cards tell it like it is. Ten designs currently in stock at the bookshop; more at

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New Chapter for Classic Paris Bookstore: Books Printed on Demand

“Labeled, not so modestly, the ‘Gutenberg press of the 21st century’ by its creators, the machine sits in a back corner of the shop, humming as it turns PDFs into paperbacks. Customers use tablets to select the titles for print — adding, if they want to, their own handwritten inscriptions — while sipping coffee in the light and airy storefront in the Latin Quarter of Paris.”

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Listen To Your Heart: Philippe Isler

Do you sometimes struggle with indecision, or wonder if you have made the right choices? Here’s an easy decision you won’t regret: come to the bookshop tonight at 7pm to hear psychologist Philippe Isler talk about solutions. All of our events are free, no purchase necessary to attend. See you there!

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Tomorrow evening, Philippe Isler will read from his new book about using mindfulness to make choices that are right for you. Come and join us at this free event 🙂

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This Thursday join Philippe Isler as he reads from “Listen To Your Heart: Using Mindfulness to Make Choices That Are Right.” Free event, all welcome!

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The Podcast That Tells Ingeniously Boring Bedtime Stories to Help You Fall Asleep - The New Yorker

“According to Greek myth, Hermes, the cleverest God, used his inimitable wit to tell stories so long-winded, so fatuous, that they lulled the many-eyed monster Argus to sleep… Drew Ackerman, a.k.a. Dearest Scooter, the forty-two-year-old creator and host of the popular podcast ‘Sleep with Me,’ has an ingenious intuition for this narrative balancing act.”

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How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette from 1876

“… perhaps most fascinating of all is a section on the etiquette and subtleties of paper and ink selection, itself a special kind of art that can communicate an extraordinary range of sentiments — something entirely lost to us in the age of digital type on sterile screens.”

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Huge thanks to Alice Burdick and Stuart Ross for last night’s poetic evening. We had a full house for the event, and after the reading there ensued a great conversation about the importance of artistic collaboration. These two poets have worked on joint projects for years, but this was the first time they had ever read together. It was very nice to see. 🙂

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The bookshop will begin boarding for tonight’s flight of fancy with Alice Burdick and Stuart Ross in approximately 45 minutes. Please find attached your complimentary ticket from Delightful Booklines. All are welcome to fly with us. 🙂

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Need a pick-me-up after work tonight? Get a healthy dose of live poetry at the bookshop this evening at 6pm. For this special doubleheader event we welcome Alice Burdick and Stuart Ross as they read and chat together. See you there! More info at

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2,500 people teamed up to create the world's longest tattoo chain

The goal? To reprint the entire book on 2,500 people.

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Getting excited about our doubleheader poetry night next week with Alice Burdick and Stuart Ross! Check out the FB event page for more info:

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Tonight at 7pm David Mossman will be reading from Oceans of Rum! Come and learn about Prohibition Era East Coast rum-runners! Check out the event below:

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The Mysterious Package Company

Tired of only getting bills in the mail? Interested in intrigue and enigma? THIS: “We are storytellers, and we tell stories in the medium of the postal service,” says The Mysterious Package Company ( #snailmailrevolution #printculture

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The Heartbreaking Story Behind Iconic Children's Book 'Love You Forever'

Get ready to cry.

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Gustave Doré’s Hauntingly Beautiful 1883 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

“Something uncommonly beautiful takes place when a great artist brings a great writer’s words to life.”

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Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

“Looking at sentence lengths and how they varied, [scientists] found that in an ‘overwhelming majority’ of the studied texts, the correlations in variations of sentence length were governed by the dynamics of a cascade – meaning that their construction is a fractal: a mathematical object in which each fragment, when expanded, has a structure resembling the whole.”

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The Box of Delights Bookshop

Have you ever wanted to run a bookshop? In a small town? By the sea? Perhaps in Scotland? In Wigtown, for a population of 900, there are 10 bookshops, and you can run one for a week and stay upstairs. They call it a “bookshop holiday.” I don’t think it gets any better than that!

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