Men Who Stare at Books is a welcome invitation into a world of unapologetic man stuff from the guys at Headline Books. Definitely worth dropping in for a rummage.
The strapline – ‘Books and culture for the thinking man’ shouldn’t be taken too seriously as the team has a witty, irreverent take on popular culture. I particularly enjoyed 5 Popstar Children’s Books We’d Like to See (or not) – I laughed aloud at The Very Angry Caterpillar by Morrissey and Alice in Wonderland by Alice Cooper (with a fab if rather disturbing cover image). Jokes aside – these chaps know their onions.
I have to confess I love the product – these pocket-sized beauties are just perfect for an afternoon read. The website looks as stylish as the book covers – which are presented in a very tempting way under the Books tab.
I met @annecater through Twitter – and was hooked by her self-confessed obsession with receiving things through the post which began when she was a child.
I’m a big fan of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and visit when I can – but I live 200 miles away, so it’s not always that easy.
Scott McLoud’s TED talk on understanding comics and graphic fiction is just one of an inspiring collection of informed speakers that tackle all kinds of personal, unexpected and engrossing subjects.
Mr. Bs Emporium is an independent bookshop in Bath. The website gives a good flavour of why readers love this bookshop.
Europeana is an online library that makes millions of digital objects from libraries, museums and archives across Europe accessible to the public.