Posts Tagged: old books

Book Collecting Thrives

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Book collecting of antique and rare books remains big business. For example, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the original British version of the first book in the Harry Potter series, could be worth as much as $40,000—only five hundred were printed. The Observer explores the strange and expensive world of book collecting.

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Go to the Library Without Leaving Your House

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If you liked learning about fore-edge paintings, you’ll love the New York Public Library’s Tumblr. And the Smithsonian Libraries’ Tumblr. And the University of Iowa’s Special Collections & University Archives Tumblr. And all the other library blogs linked in this MetaFilter post, which upload pictures of all kinds of nifty stuff from their stacks, from “the original […]

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Morning Coffee

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True story: this entry briefly read “morning of coffee”. I tell you this because I trust you. The top ten places you can not go. A guide to making cartoons in 1910. This whale shaped water-cleaning-super-garden makes me happy to be alive. Memories and brain entanglement. Nate Silver proves that gay marriage bans are bad […]

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