Posts Tagged: coloring book

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio is drawing attention to female authors by turning books by men around on the shelves, leaving the books pages out to hide the spine. A Pittsburgh bookstore is providing a home to books by writers in exile, drawing attention to the authors’ works. The collapse of the coloring book market is hurting […]

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Zane Lowe Interviews Chance the Rapper

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Following the release of his latest mixtape Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper spoke with Zane Lowe in a lengthy interview about the work, the recording process, and the artist’s growing collaborative relationship with Kanye West. Listen to the full conversation via okayplayer and stream the mixtape here.

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Literature as Expression, Exchange, and Peace

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Everything make sense if you’re an artist. At the Dallas Observer, Caroline North exchanged a few words with current US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who is kicking off his second term with a book tour and several forthcoming projects, including The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon, a series of coloring books written by and for […]

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Getting Lost at the London Book Fair

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AWP was only a few weeks ago, but the book world just doesn’t stop moving. The London Book Fair, the world’s largest book rights fair, is bustling with talks of what’s on the horizon with book trends (think adult coloring books). Over at Lit Hub, Marta Bausells shares some of the pleasures in getting utterly lost in such […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Famed Indian bookseller Ram Advani has passed away at the age of 95. He had planned to continue visiting his shops until was 99. Elton John has a favorite Los Angeles bookstore: Book Soup. Seattle’s only bookstore dedicated to poetry is looking for a new owner. Open Books owner John Marshal is looking to retire, […]

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Subversive Coloring in the ‘60s

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Adult coloring books are enjoying a huge surge right now, but this isn’t the first time coloring books for adults have been popular. In the 1960s, coloring books criticizing everything from communism to corporate life proliferated: The point of the sixties coloring books wasn’t to sit down and do some coloring, but to read their message and […]

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