The Musings of a Bibliophile

strandbooks:

Are you stocked up for the weekend?

the strand bookstore (p.b.) 

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yahighway:

entertainmentweekly:

Literary classics imagined as YA books. 

See the captions in full here.

Image Credit: JASON BOOHER for EW

Some of these don’t need to be “re-imagined” to be YA, but we love the covers!

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vintagebooksdesign:

JANE AUSTEN VINTAGE CLASSICS 

Jane Austen’s novels maintain a universally enduring appeal right up to this day and are loved both in print and as film and TV adaptations.

The aim for this updated set was to create a desirable look that would convey a modern and brave take on Austen’s traditional tales of love, family and status within society.

The illustrator of the series Leanne Shapton had this to say about her style:

"The nice thing about patterns is that they can evoke a certain mood or tone, but also be neutral. I loved creating a consistent handwritten label style for the six books and then thinking of which patterns might obliquely suit the titles. I think the patterns we chose quietly compliment and correspond to the stories. My favorite is Mansfield Park."

The full set comprising of Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are published this week.

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mercurieux:

The Vintage Classics Austen series designed by Leanne Shapton.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Indie bookstores are alive and well in Paris

PARIS — The death of books and bookselling has been predicted for years. But this year in particular has witnessed a barrage of newspaper and magazine articles about the decline of the American bookstore. The conversation takes place on many fronts: Americans don’t read, as the World Culture Index suggests, or the bookstore has been undercut by Amazon, or, as The New York Times wrote in March, bookstores aren’t economically viable because of rising rents.
In France, in spite of rent, corporate competition and the economic crisis, large numbers of independent bookstores continue to exist — roughly 3,000, which is double the amount in countries like the U.S., Spain, the U.K. and Germany. Still, things are changing quite rapidly, and according to the voices from within France, the book business here is not as good as the outside world may think.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Indie bookstores are alive and well in Paris

PARIS — The death of books and bookselling has been predicted for years. But this year in particular has witnessed a barrage of newspaper and magazine articles about the decline of the American bookstore. The conversation takes place on many fronts: Americans don’t read, as the World Culture Index suggests, or the bookstore has been undercut by Amazon, or, as The New York Times wrote in March, bookstores aren’t economically viable because of rising rents.

In France, in spite of rent, corporate competition and the economic crisis, large numbers of independent bookstores continue to exist — roughly 3,000, which is double the amount in countries like the U.S., Spain, the U.K. and Germany. Still, things are changing quite rapidly, and according to the voices from within France, the book business here is not as good as the outside world may think.

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paradigmeraki:

Mary Oliver

paradigmeraki:

Mary Oliver

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Stephen King's Reading List for Writers - Aerogramme Writers' Studio

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