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Diving Into Vintage Swimming Books

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than splashing through vintage books dedicated to the art of swimming and diving. Although the techniques may be dated, we can’t help but fall in love with these covers depicting swimmers, divers and swimming techniques from yesteryear. Several of the featured books were […]

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Beautiful Book Covers

Sometimes it’s ok to judge a book by its cover. I would be happy to have every one of these new and vintage books on my shelf. Which one is your favorite? 1. To See Every Bird on Earth by Dan Koeppel 2. Spiders by W.S. Bristowe 3. The Mayor’s Tongue by Nathaniel Rich 4. […]

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Penguin’s Retro Covers and Deluxe Editions

Further proof that our friends at Penguin are marketing geniuses. Penguin’s director of sales in Australia, Peter Blake, came up with the idea for ‘Popular Penguins’ 10 years ago, but higher-ups were skeptical whether the idea would be a success. Blake’s plan entailed re-releasing 50 titles (25 fiction, 25 non) in the original, now retro, […]

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