Barnes & Noble is launching a nationwide book club in the spring. The Barnes & Noble Book Club will debut May 2, with Meg Wolitzer’s forthcoming novel The Female Persuasion its first title.
The club will be free, and open to all members of the public. They will take place at B&N’s 632 stores, starting at 6 p.m. local time, and be led by B&N’s booksellers.
More info @ Publishers Weekly
I’d love to obtain some of these!
The Royal Mint has announced a fresh line-up of Beatrix Potter 50p coins for 2018 – with four new limited editions to snap up – including a new Peter Rabbit – but only if you’re fast enough. Continue reading “Royal Mint reveals FOUR new Beatrix Potter 50p coins are coming – and here’s what they’ll look like”
“What queer disease is this,” wrote the late-19th-century psychologist William James, “of holding things and staring at them like that for hours, paralyzed of motion and vacant of all conscious life.” The physical act of sustained reading is certainly strange. It can even be off-putting. In the novel Middlemarch, the stodgy Mr. Featherstone observes as much when he discovers his servant, Mary Garth, lost in a novel. “I can’t abide to see her reading to herself,” he says. But for the person hunched over Middlemarch, losing oneself in such a way is a rarefied form of bliss. It’s beyond reproach.
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I’ve always had a thing for maps and I would be fascinated with this exhibit!
A new exhibit focuses on maps of fictional worlds. Continue reading ““Charting the Geography of Classic Literature””