Posts Tagged: taipei

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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An eight-time Jeopardy! winner is turning the cash into his dream: a bookstore. City Lights in San Francisco is offering up a special section featuring resistance literature. Bookstores in Washington, DC supported the Women’s March and hosted events through inauguration weekend.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A bookstore in mafia-controlled Sicily refuses to stock a book by the son of a jailed mafia “boss of bosses,” Totò Riina. P.S.Bookshop, a used bookstore in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, is finally closing after a year-long struggle with higher rent. Arabic bookstores in Istanbul provide support networks for Syrian refugees.

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How Accurate Is Chang-Rae Lee’s New Novel?

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Perhaps American sci-fi is made to tell immigrant stories. And maybe there’s a reason why, during a 24-hour travel back to Taipei, I felt welcomed home by the collective voice of B-more. Kevin Tang’s review of Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea for BuzzFeed Books brings to bear his experience growing up in late-’80s Taiwan, […]

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Tao Lin Concludes iPhone Photo Documentary Series of Taipei

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Yesterday, alt-lit author and experienced hamster artist Tao Lin published the last installment of a series of iPhone photos he’d taken for Vice during a recent trip to Taipei. The final selection is entitled “Taipei metro” and includes melancholy, voyeuristic photos of various metro locations throughout Taipei. The series was meant as a celebration of the release […]

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