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Vive la Différence!

Let’s celebrate red, white and blue support for books! No…not our red, white and blue….I’m talking about France. Small book stores are thriving in that country. And in the July 10 issue of the New York Times, Pamela Druckerman provides … Continue reading

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Farenheit 2014

  “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902) Attention all you bargain hunters out there! Thanks to you, Amazon has become the largest, most powerful bookseller in modern history. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Terry Gross!

A few weeks ago, I heard an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air between Terry Gross and the poet Marie Howe. I’d never heard of Howe…but the poems she read on the air were riveting. I was equally captivated by the … Continue reading

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Closing Borders—And I’m Not Talking Arizona

I stopped by the two Borders bookstores closest to my home on Friday—the first day of the Borders liquidation sale. I wasn’t shopping for bargains, although it seemed that plenty of people in the long lines at the register were. … Continue reading

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