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Modern Life
Exploring the strange, confusing and oftentimes distressing modern world, French artist Jean Jullien has created a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. While his keen observations on life in the current climate can be a little cheeky, they're always...
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The Girls: a Novel
A beautifully written book, Emma Cline's debut novel "The Girls" explores the secret lives of adolescent girls; the perils of the in-between. Set in the late '60s in Northern California, it's a story not just of young women, but an of era and a Manson...
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Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
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Metamorphoses
Including 15 books and over 250 myths, Ovid's "Metamorphoses" is a true classic—one many of us may feel a little shameful about, for not having read it yet. The clever and energetic poetry links mythical stories (like Pygmalion and the fall of Troy...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bookworms
There might not be a better gift than a book. No matter your loved one's gender, race, age, job or obscure interests, there's a book for them somewhere in the world. And, at this late stage in the holiday season, a book is also one of the easier solutions...
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The Thanksgiving Reader
We're approaching that time of the year many people come to dread for its airport travel clogs and the political arguments that await at dinner. Thanksgiving is just T-minus 10 days and this year, entrepreneur and blogger Seth Godin suggests a...
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What We're Reading: Music Books
After you've listened to album after album on Spotify, recovered from a weeknight concert, bombasted by music at the local bar, it's sometimes nice to let the ears rest. There's still another way to get your music fix, however—in the form of bound...
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Naked Wire People Bookmarks
Handmade in Seattle by silversmith Shelli Markee, the Naked Wire People Bookmark can be used to hold your spot in your current book but is also a miniature work of wire art. Each bookmark is a one-of-a-kind item, complete with private parts.
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Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975
In his new book, "Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975," Matthias C. Hühne captures the grandeur of travel in an era when passengers dressed up for their journeys. The large-format book features airplanes, world destinations, animals, flags and events...
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Toast Magazine
Readers won't find restaurant reviews, recipes or overly stylized food porn photos in UK print magazine Toast; the long-form editorial content is neatly focused on personal narratives, artwork, history and other creative celebrations food and drink...
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Lone Wolf Magazine Subscription
The unvoncentional biannual fashion magazine Lone Wolf presents a beautiful narrative that's both fierce, lovely and supremely feminine. The latest issue pays homage to Parisian culture of the 1920s and '30s, with profiles on a prima ballerina and...
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A History of Reading
In 1996, essayist and editor Alberto Manguel produced a 22-chapter literary adventure solely exploring the act of reading. His passion for turning the pages was met with clever anecdotes and well-researched information, all uniting to form "A History...
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What We See When We Read
From nothing but an assembling of letters on a page—strung together into words and sentences—readers craft fragmented visions. This visualization can be powerful enough to illicit the strongest emotions and reactions, experiences in other worlds...
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Goodnight iPad
Although research suggests that viewing screens before bedtime may tinker with chemicals in the brain that promote a good night's rest, studies also show we all regularly do this pre-slumber activity. Based on the classic, "Good Night Moon," the humorous...
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The Plant Magazine
Out of Barcelona comes this bi-annual journal where each issue focuses on a single botanical species through photography, personal anecdotes, recipes, fictional stories and much more, from creatives with a penchant for plants.
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The New Yorker NOOK HD Cover
Dress your Nook HD up in a classic cover from The New Yorker. Each of the images, exclusive to B&N, is printed on durable cotton canvas and features a suede interior lining.
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Nook HD and HD+
Announced today, Barnes & Noble has updated the popular Nook tablet with HD and HD+ versions. Unlike competitors like the Kindle Fire or iPad, the new generation of Nooks are offered strictly as content consumption devices; while users can peruse...
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Reading
Whether you're an information junkie or just someone with little time for filtering through the surplus of online content, Reading is designed to help. Founded by Max Fenton—online editor of McSweeney's "Believer" magazine—and Greg Leppert...
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Fingerprint Bookmarks
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