Has it ever happened to you to be deeeeep in a book and suddenly, you realize you might have actually read that book before? Well, I thought that would never happen to me and surprisingly I experienced this recently with the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.
It’s been a while I started this list of map-related products that could be nice gifts, and I was like “who cares if it’s not the Xmas season?”… Well, time has passed and it’s only now that I’m able to publish this article, so here it is! Are you looking for a gift for that […]
Whether you prefer A Clockwork Orange or Orange is the new black, well, it’s all about orange stationery today! In the last few months I’ve been surrounded by orange stationery. I made this selection to answer all your cravings for anything orange (but mostly stationery, books and maps!). It features some of my favourite stationery […]
If you like reading Viriginia Woolf’s works – novels or essays – here are several noteworthy editions of her works from nice publishing houses. You’ll see only the books I own myself, but many other editions are available. If you know about some equally fine editions, do let us know by leaving a comment! […]
I’ve already talked about Penguin Classics books and how they publish gorgeous hardback classics. I could have included these books in this previous article too. But I felt they deserved a special emphasis, not because I like them best, but because this series is about one author only: Scott F. Fitzgerald.
DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Oscar-nominated movie Revolutionary Road, does it ring a bell? It all comes from a fascinating book by Richard Yates. I can’t say which one I experienced first (the book, probably), but I remember very well seeing the book in one of London’s Waterstones bookstore. Once again, I had no choice […]
Maps can be fascinating. It’s about knowing where you are, or where you want to get lost. It’s picturing a place, giving it its own spirit on the paper (or online, let’s be modern). It’s a gateway to another world, where your imagination is free to travel to unknown or far-away locations. It’s also the […]
If you happen to be fond of both beer, and books, here’s a book from publisher Gestalten about which you could be pretty enthusiastic about. Carefully edited by Sylvia Kopp, one of the best beer sommelier (did you know such a cool job existed?), Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book is a journey […]
With the Christmas gift-hunting season getting nearer you’ll soon wonder what to get for that bookworm friend of yours, or for your old uncle who reads only outdated books (what an idea!). The Penguin Classics books may be just the thing for you! I am not talking about the usual classics books here, but about […]