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The Frye Festival Celebrates Northrop’s 100th

This year’s Frye Festival, located in Moncton, New Brunswick and taking place April 23rd – 29th, 2012, celbrates the 100th birthday of literary critic and theorist Northrop Frye with an array of fun and bookish events.

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J.D. Salinger – Fighting for Privacy Even After Death

JD Salinger died two years ago. To date, no new writing has been revealed or released. The literary world seems frustrated, but do we have any right to be?

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Blog of Vintage Space Flight Books

Apparently, I am not alone in my adoration of beautiful, vintage space books – the Dreams of Space blog confirms.

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Charles Bukowski’s Letter – Terms for Poetry Reading

Letter from Charles Bukowski, outlining his terms to give a poetry reading.

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AbeBooks’ Most Expensive Sales of 2011

AbeBooks’ Most Expensive Sales of 2011 included an eclectic, varied list of treasures from every genre imaginable.

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Literary Feasts: Recipes from the Classics of Literature

Literary Feasts: Recipes from the Classics of Literature by Barbara Scrafford discusses delicious food scenes from famous books, and provides accompanying recipes. Reading and cooking!

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Stuck Up! A Book About Objects Found Inside People

Stuck Up! is a delightful compendium of all the objects, ranging from the banal to the funny to the downright upsetting, that people have gotten stuck inside themselves.

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The 20 Worst Life Magazine Covers of All Time

Life Magazine’s 20 Worst Covers of All Time.

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Weird Book of the Moment: Pictorial Poultry Keeping by Dr. J. Batty

Pictorial Poultry Keeping and much more – it’s all here in the Weird Book Room!

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Booker Prize Prediction: Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues

Interview with author Esi Edugyan, whose novel Half Blood Blues has been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize.

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