Posts Tagged: paul collins

Notable Portland: 2/21–2/27

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Announcing the 2011 Music Issue of the Believer !!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2011 Music Issue of the Believer Magazine is upon us. This year’s issue has got some unprecedented audible sensations, which I will relay in the following list: 1. Trey Anastasio of Phish is interviewed for this issue (did you know that’s rare?). You’ll find out about improvisation exercises, their tempo issues […]

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The Book of William, Reviewed

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The Book of William — the new book chronicling the fortunes of Shakespeare’s First Folio, by regular Rumpus contributor Paul Collins — gets a nice brief writeup in the “Nonfiction Chronicle” feature of the NYT Sunday Book Review: “Part antiquarian-book primer, part chronicle of literary curiosities, The Book of William is divided into five acts, each […]

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The Hottest Book in Charing Cross

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I’ve long been convinced—see my Village Voice piece from a few years back—that the eventual maturing of in-store Print on Demand technology could spell the end for chain stores in their current form. Chains rely on an insane system of return credits to wallpaper their stores on everyone else’s nickel; take away the need for […]

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Secondhand Bookiestore

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A neat find on eBay: someone’s in the last day of an auction on a Harry Stephen Keeler book with a letter from ol’ Harry himself tucked in. Keeler notes one of the more unusual uses for a bookstore that I’ve heard of: he found one of his own books (X Jones of Scotland Yard) […]

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