Monday, May 19, 2014

Cyberflanerie: Better Books, Books of Note, Decluttering Books, Rare Books

The NYT's Charles M. Blow says, Reading Books is Fundamental.

Making Better Books:
The Book Designer's archive of articles "practical advice to help build better books"
Chronicling America in the Library of Congress (newspaper archives)
Book Aesthete Tumblr

Books of Note:
Sam Quinones' Tell Your True Tale East Los Angeles
The Daily Beast's Ted Gioia says The Smartest Book About the Digital Age Was Published in 1929. (José Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses.)
My book! Updated edition in Kindle, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual.
>see also recent Madam Mayo posts on Gregory Gibson's Demon of the Waters and Bruce Berger's The End of the Sherry.
>see also lists of recommended reading on Mexico; creative process; craft of  creative writing; literary travel memoir.

Decluttering Books: 
Early Retirement Extreme on How to Get Rid of Books
>see also Madam Mayo's easy-peasy 10 Question Method

Rare Books:
Mexico Desconocido on Mexico City's antiquarian bookstores (en español)
>see also recent blog post,  Una ventana al mundo invisible (A Window to the Invisible World) or, Master Amajur and the Smoking Signatures

COMMENTS always welcome