Just Reading

Open A Book,
By Jane Baskwill

Open a book
And you will find
People and places of every kind;
Open a book
And you can be
Anything that you want to be;
Open a book
And you can share
Wondrous worlds you find in there;
Open a book
And I will too
You read to me
And I’ll read to you.

Not Donuts

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At Boston’s Antequarian Book Fair today, this dapper gentleman was looking at a most unusual print. I have no idea what it was in reference to but the photograph was worth taking.

Digital Overload?

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There’s a wonderful place in Boston called the News Feed Cafe. It’s located right off the entrance to the new wing of our main public library. Beside serving good coffee, tea and tasty snacks, it contains a fully functioning radio and TV studio of our Public Broadcasting station WGBH. 

I go there often for a quick java and to rest for a while before heading back home. Lately I’ve been struck by this somewhat odd and distinctly heady confluence of printed thought and our contemporary torrent of digital information. 

This guy looks to me as if he’s been caught in the crossfire.

Terrible Colors…But Terrific Books and Coffee

R0330715smallThere’s a little book store http://www.hellohellobooks.com in Rockland, Maine right next to a fine coffee shop. The store stocks an ideosencratic collection of titles many with a Maine flavor. On a side wall is this reading nook decorated with the most god awful cushion colors I have ever seen lumpted together. Esthetics aside, Hello Books is a really fun place to browse.

Then when you are finished, you can walk about 18 steps from their entrance to grab a cup of great coffee at http://www.rockcitycoffee.com .