On the Shelf
Chocolate, Jerks, and Other News
July 29, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
We all know OMG has some years on it, but, as it turns out, so do unfriend, outasight, and hang out.
Some leaves, woman holding a birdcage for some reason, and seventeen other contemporary book-cover clichés.
According to a study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, bookstore sales may benefit from the aroma of chocolate.
“One unexpected development of becoming a writer is meeting literary heroes … Unfortunately, sometimes they turn out to be asses, or they hit on you.”
[WARNING: the following is disturbing.] The frontispiece of this nineteenth-century book reads, “The leather with which this book is bound is human skin, from a soldier who died during the great Southern Rebellion.” And it is not an idle boast; rather, it’s an example of the (hopefully) lost art of anthropodermic bibliopegy. Read at your own risk.