Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bibliomania

If you own more books than you can possibly ever read, and you still prowl used bookstores and garage sales to add to your treasures, and you remain unsatisfied, you may have Bibliomania. Bibliomania is the title of Gustave Flaubert’s … Continue reading

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Natitude!

It took a long time for it to sink in—just how good the Washington Nationals team was this year. Major League Baseball in Washington, DC, has been a study in futility. No playoffs since 1933, only three winning seasons after … Continue reading

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Oldies AND Goodies

From time to time in our store we post a “literary trivia” question to entertain and challenge customers. Here’s one from the past: What is the all-time best-selling children’s picture book in the U.S.? According to a study published in … Continue reading

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E-books: Health Effects Known?

Of course, e-books and e-book readers don’t cause cancer, as cell phones were once rumored to do. They don’t cause hepatitis, either. Or elephantiasis. Or shin splints. We wouldn’t suggest such things. But we do recognize the law of unintended … Continue reading

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