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100 Great Children's Picturebooks

Each book is a creation of genius and inventiveness, and their design and illustration represent such diverse trends as the Russian Constructivists, Italian Futurists and Postwar Neo-romantics. They a..

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50 Literature Ideas You Really Need To Know

Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really u..

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500 Words You Should Know

Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. This book will inspire ..

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A History of Reading

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book--that string of confused, alien ciphers--shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole univ..

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A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's detailed plotting is what makes her books so compelling. Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other murder method, with the poison itself being a central p..

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A-Z Great Modern Writers

Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of..

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Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed

Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beauti..

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Art of the Publisher

'All the books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain'. In this fascinating memoir and manifesto the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of boo..

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Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

As a young medical student at the University of Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle studied under the vigilant eye of Dr Joseph Bell. He observed as Dr Bell identified a patient's occupation, hometown and a..

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Author's Hand & the Printer's Mind: Transformations of the Written Word in Early Modern Europe

In Early Modern Europe the first readers of a book were not those who bought it. They were the scribes who copied the author's or translator's manuscript, the censors who licensed it, the publisher wh..

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Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

The most irreverent and enjoyable book on language since Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding the New Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and usage. Now she b..

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Beyond News: The Future of Journalism

For a century and a half, journalists made a good business out of selling the latest news or selling ads next to that news. Now that news pours out of the Internet and our mobile devices -- fast, abun..

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Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs,..

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Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

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Book is a Book, A

A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous. A book is to read. A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your..

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Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations: An Inspired Collection on Reading, Writing and Literature

Books are fantastic. Not only do they provide a wealth of knowledge and facts, they enable people to escape into different realities and worlds. Every book lover knows that a book is really a gateway ..

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Book Lovers' Anthology: A Compendium of Writing About Books, Readers and Libraries

'Much reading is like much eating, wholly useless without digestion' - R. South 'If I had read as much as other men, I should have been as ignorant as they' - T. Hobbes 'Choose an author as you choo..

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Book Lovers' Companion: What to Read Next

With so many fantastic books available to the book club member, it can often be difficult to pick out just one for the whole group to read and enjoy. And how to know what books are even available - wh..

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Books for Living: A Reader's Guide to Life

From the author of the best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. 'I'm on a search ..

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Books That Changed the World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History

Books That Changed the World tells the fascinating stories behind 50 books that, in ways great and small, have changed the course of human history. Andrew Taylor sets each text in its historical conte..

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Bookshop Book

We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in..

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Bookshop That Floated Away

In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It asked fo..

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Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book

Venice in the 1500s is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business, and thrive, finding fertile ground in the city's..

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Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books

This title features beautiful bookbinding projects from the master Erica Ekrem. It combines traditional techniques with a stylish aesthetic, using the popular upcycling trend. It is suitable for all s..

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Boy in the Book

When Nathan discovered a job lot of the first 106 adventures for sale on eBay, there was never any question that he would place a bid. When the books arrived, he lost himself in the old adventures. Ye..

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Brief Guide to Stephen King

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King's first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a pro..

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Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell)

Did Charlotte Bronte take opium? Did the Reverend Bronte carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does 'wuthering' mean? Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the..

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Browse: The World in Bookshops

A celebration of bookshops around the world, by an award-winning cast of writers including Ali Smith, Pankaj Mishra, Elif Shafak and Daniel Kehlmann In Browse Henry Hitchings asks fifteen writers from..

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By the Book

Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. T..

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Charles Dickens:  Complete Guide to his Novels in One Sitting

2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, and what better way to celebrate than this pocket-size guide! Meet the cast of from all of Dickens' classic novels and devour the plot..

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Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Penguin Classics, Classic Penguin: Cover To Cover showcases over ten years of stunning cover designs. It begins with the now-iconic redesign of the black spin..

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Collecting Children's Literature: Art, Memories, Values

When We Were Very Young Children's Books delight the young and the young at heart. From the gentle ritual of Goodnight Moon to the incredible odyssey of bad boy Max in Where the Wild Things Are, thes..

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Conspiracy of Ravens: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds

'A murder of crows', 'a charm of goldfinches', 'an ostentation of peacocks': collective nouns for British birds have existed since at least the mid fifteenth century. They are thought to originate in ..

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Daily Rituals

'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Anthony Trollope wrote three thousand words every morning before heading off to his job at the Post Office. Toulouse-Lautrec did his best work at nig..

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Dedicated to...: The Forgotten Friendships, Hidden Stories & Lost Loves Found in Second-hand Books

Books are amongst the most personal of gifts. The book we choose to give a loved one is informed by our intimate knowledge of their personal histories and their tastes. Often, when we gift books, we l..

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Digested Twenty-first Century

John Crace's Digested Read first appeared in February 2000 and has been running ever since. Each week Crace reduces a new book - anything from a Booker Prize winner to a Nigella cookery book is fair g..

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from A Little Golden Book

A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life s..

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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. Writing with humour and erudition, Fadiman revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving eas..

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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. Writing with humour and erudition, Fadiman revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving eas..

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Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers

From beloved"New Yorker"cartoonist Bob Eckstein, "Footnotes from the World s Greatest Bookstores"invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, c..

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Fragments: On Writing and Reading

Elena Ferrante is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Read her novels and don't worry about who she is: you will be entranced by her writing. Fragments is a riveting compilation, over the cours..

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Garden of Eros: The Story of the Paris Expatriates and the Post-War Literary Scene

The Garden of Eros brings to life some of last century's leading cultural figures, who shaped our modern thinking and defined the tastes of an entire generation, changing for ever the way we look at l..

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Garlic, Mint and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, the Mediterranean and Mediterranean Noir

Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis's brilliant translation this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the..

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Gate of Lilacs: A Verse Commentary on Proust

Over a period of fifteen years Clive James learned French by almost no other method than reading A la recherche du temps perdu. Then he spent half a century trying to get up to speed with Proust's gre..

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Gilded Chalet: Off-Piste in Literary Switzerland

Rainy summer of 1816. Paparazzi train their telescopes across Lake Geneva on the hanky-panky of Byron, Shelley and their womenfolk. Mary Shelley is inspired to write FRANKENSTEIN. Byron diets and dash..

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Girl Walks into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women's Work

How many times have you heard readers argue about which is better, Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights? The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after th..

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Golden Age of Murder

A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding..

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Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy

The Good Story is an exchange between a writer with a longstanding interest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with a training in literary studies. J. M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz consider psy..

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Greatest Books You'll Never Read: Unpublished Masterpieces by the World's Greatest Writers

From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. One of the giants of modern lit..

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History of the Book in 100 Books : The Complete Story : From Egypt to EBook
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