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A great short film from Chad Howitt called: Welcome to the Last Bookstore. It’s a touching look at Josh Spencer’s journey overcoming adversity opening an independent bookstore in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Atlantic Video.

The Last Bookstore

A great short film from Chad Howitt called: Welcome to the Last Bookstore. It’s a touching look at Josh Spencer’s journey overcoming adversity opening an independent bookstore in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Atlantic Video.

Posted by Joel on August 21 2016 • Books

Wisdom and Storytelling in the Age of Information

Enjoy this great video from Maria at Brian Pickings called Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Age of Storytelling. In it she explores a subject near to her heart: “the question of how we can cultivate true wisdom in the age of information and why great storytellers matter more than ever in helping us make sense of an increasingly complex world.” If you haven’t already, I would also bookmark her blog and make it a part of your regular reading.

Posted by Joel on August 21 2016 • Multimedia

Bookworms Live Longer

imageAs if you needed a reason to read a book, a recent study might give you one more. If you want to live longer, read. Check out this story on Smithsonian magazine’s site:

“A new study in the journal Social Science and Medicine suggests that elderly people who read books have what authors call “a survival advantage” over those who don’t,” writes Erin Blakemore. “Researchers used information from the National Institute on Aging’s Health and Retirement Study, a large public resource on adults 50 years and older in the United States, to tease out correlations between reading and longevity.”

Posted by Joel on August 08 2016 • Books