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I found this link to some of the most beautiful bookstores in the world at the Web page for a favorite podcast of mine: Books on the Nightstand. Nearly all of these beautiful stores are located outside the United States. I think the feature I like best is this wonderful staircase at The Lello, located…

The Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

I found this link to some of the most beautiful bookstores in the world at the Web page for a favorite podcast of mine: Books on the Nightstand. Nearly all of these beautiful stores are located outside the United States. I think the feature I like best is this wonderful staircase at The Lello, located in Porto, Portugal.

Posted by Joel on October 15 2008 •

An Alternate Universe

As you know, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded this week to French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. Many readers and thinkers feel the list of writers the Nobel has passed over makes a much more impressive group. Writer Ted Gioia would give this year’s award to American Don DeLillo; he also makes his own list of winners in an “alternative universe."

Posted by Joel on October 11 2008 • Books