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Category Archives: News Tidbits

Elizabeth Harrower Featured in the New Yorker!
Elizabeth Harrower Featured in the New Yorker!

In the October 20 issue of the New Yorker, book critic James Wood discusses the life and work of Elizabeth Harrower, one of Australia’s most important postwar writers. Her novel, In Certain Circles, never before published, was released last month by … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly Reviews The Misshapes from Polis Books

“Writing as Flynn, first-time novelists Stuart Sherman and Elisabeth Donnelly make a strong debut with this trilogy opener, set in a world populated by superhumans. Fifteen-year-old Sarah Robertson can control the weather with her emotions and yearns to attend Hero … Continue reading

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“Not a word is wasted or a detail extraneous” in Romesh Gunesekera’s Noontide Toll
“Not a word is wasted or a detail extraneous” in Romesh Gunesekera’s Noontide Toll

The driver’s job is to stay in control behind the wheel and that is all. The past is what you leave as you go. There is nothing more to it. Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van with his savings, … Continue reading

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The Art of Things: Product Design Since 1945 — the most ambitious survey of its subject ever published
The Art of Things: Product Design Since 1945 — the most ambitious survey of its subject ever published

For most of human history, the form of a useful object was determined by its maker, usually a single artisan working within a long cultural tradition. With the dawn of the Industrial Revolution came the rise of a new type … Continue reading

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Available 9/30/2014: The definitive new book on Rodin’s life and art—featuring never-before-seen sketches and intimate details of the artist’s masterworks and hidden treasures
Available 9/30/2014: The definitive new book on Rodin’s life and art—featuring never-before-seen sketches and intimate details of the artist’s masterworks and hidden treasures

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, world-renowned expert on Rodin’s work and former curator at the Musée Rodin and Musée d’Orsay, has crafted an authoritative and absorbing new study that offers a fresh take on the beloved artist’s life and art. With more … Continue reading

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For the First Time, Jane Austen’s Earliest Works are Available in Facsimile Editions

“Jane Austen’s earliest writings are violent, restless, anarchic, and exuberantly expressionistic.” –Kathryn Sutherland Forever immortalized as the author of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen actually created her first “books” as a teenager. Available for the first time in individual book … Continue reading

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Wheels of Change from Creston Books

“Gr 4–6—Emily Soper is a 12-year-old who lives in a time of transformation. She sees big changes coming in Washington, DC in 1908—from women’s suffrage to the invention of the automobile. She is even going through a time of personal … Continue reading

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Activist and New Press Author Ai-Jen Poo Wins Macarthur Genius Grant
Activist and New Press Author Ai-Jen Poo Wins Macarthur Genius Grant

Ai-jen Poo was one of 21 individuals named today by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as one of the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, which recognizes exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the … Continue reading

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HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE
HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE

The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise   PRAISE – REVIEWS- “It’s impossible to imagine a Star Wars fan who wouldn’t love this book…It really is hard to imagine a book about Star Wars being any more … Continue reading

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Horrible Hauntings from Goosebottom Books

Halloween is almost here and we love this spooky book because it brings ghosts to life with interactive augmented reality. By downloading a free app and using your smartphone or tablet to view each luscious illustration, you can summon and … Continue reading

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