Posts Tagged: germany
If you ever wanted to own one of the nation’s oldest bookstores, now’s your chance. Otto Bookstore in Williamsport, Pennsylvania has been operating since 1841, but the 81-year-old proprietor is in the market to sell.
The Oregonian names Portland’s 10 best bookstores, and world-famous Powell’s didn’t make the cut....more
A Saudi Arabian bookstore chain has removed Donald Trump’s book from its shelves because of offensive comments the real estate developer and reality television star has made during his presidential campaign.
A bookstore in Saratoga Springs bookstore found itself the target of a ranting man who threatened to put the shop out of business for displaying an illustrated copy of the Qur’an....more
A Paris bookseller writes about the terror attacks. Parisians, meanwhile, are responding to the terror attacks by buying up all the copies of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.
Iranian bookstores opened early on Thursday last week in a campaign to encourage reading in the country....more
In the wake of American spies tapping into every form of electronic communication, Germany is considering typewriters for highly sensitive documents. The Russians have already instituted such measures. Typewriters aren’t foolproof though. In 1984, the Soviets listened to the keystrokes of US Embassy secretaries, looking for patterns....more
Writing-biz veteran Lydia Laurenson once landed a translation deal for a book that involved her German publisher flying her to Germany for professional photography sessions and multiple TV appearances.
“Yet, when I calculated it,” she writes, “I made way less than minimum wage per hour.”
Read the rest of her post on the entrepreneurial side of writerhood and the learning curve it requires....more
While the Brothers Grimm were collecting fairytales and folklore around Germany, another historian was doing the same thing.
His name was Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, and the 500 fairytales he recorded in Bavaria were only recently uncovered....more
Yvonne is the craftiest farm animal to evade slaughter since Wilbur.
After this six-year old German cow ran away en route to the slaughterhouse back in May, she’s been on the loose, making headlines, garnering sympathy from the public and once running into a police car before making yet another seamless getaway....more