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Literary Bars, Brooklyn Lamentations

May 31, 2012 | by

  • RIP illustrator Leo Dillon.
  • Just in time for Book Expo, ten literary bars in Manhattan.
  • Book lovers rally around the marked-for-death University of Missouri Press.
  • 50 Shades of Grey alternatives for the erotica addict.
  • The evolution of the book cover.
  • A Brooklyn elegy.


    1. Tom May | May 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Book cover art at its best is mesmerizing. It should always be “open” during the whole time you are reading the book, whether on a coffee table, night stand or desk. You shouldn’t have to search for it, or re-charge your reading device to make it re-appear. I want to rub my thumbs over it without having to clean a screen afterwards. It doesn’t sit on my bookshelf; it hangs there, always, like a painting. It’s not buried agelessly in a somewhere. It will yellow and fade – like me.

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