Posts Tagged: chicago tribune

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A woman met her husband when she fell in love with the man operating the Twitter account for Waterstone’s Oxford bookstore. Bookstores are more than just bookstores, declares the Chicago Tribune. You might not think the home of America’s television and film industry knew what a book was, but there are some great bookstores in […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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New York City bookstore The Strand has started selling “Make America Read Again” hats that mock The Donald’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Toledo-area bookstore J’s Book Shelf is helping local inmates get access to reading material, donating 22,000 books. The bookstore at West Chester University is causing quite a stir by selling an inflatable […]

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“Mellifluent Instances” of Language

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“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language. For Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.” And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about. He describes himself […]

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