The iconic Powell’s bookstore in Portland Oregon has released a unisex fragrance to evoke the comforting scent of bookshops in a year where nobody could go to them.
Our seventh guest is Sophia Siobhan Wolohan Bogle, a bookbinder and book restorer from Ashland, Oregon. With her project Save Your Books, Sophia is also spending a lot of time educating people about book repair and restoration!
Whew! I have finally finished cataloging my collection of books, magazines, and ephemera dedicated to bookish things. If you'd like some of them to be digitized and posted here, please leave a comment below
Those living at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century saw library books in a different light than us. For many, library books had the potential to transmit some of the most infectious diseases circulating in society at the time.
My wife had a business trip to the French town of Grasse. I came along to spend a weekend here and used this opportunity to visit an old books shop there.
Went to Haarlem today for the annual book market - Boeken in de Bavo. The market itself is quite nice, 75 sellers (or something like that), quite a diverse choice of books. But what's makes this fair really special is the astonishing location!