My Bookstore, Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

Ronald E. Rice
My Bookstore
Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, november 2012

Hardcover, 288 pagina’s, 21 x 14 cm
ISBN 9781579129101, verkoopprijs € 23,99

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My Bookstore collects the stories, praise and words of thanks, for stores around the world, in 84 short essays written by our most beloved authors. Some of the pieces are sentimental, some are hilarious, all are unforgettable and inspiring.

Sidebars tell of the history of the store, it’s idiosyncracies and little-known secrets and legends.
Fifty black-and-white line drawings by Leif Parsons illustrate each shop’s front door or distinguishing features.

over dit boek…

Everyone who really loves books loves bookstores, and anyone who loves bookstores will appreciate this labor of love. (Kirkus)

 

Taschen: Robert Crumb, Sketchbooks 1982-2011

Robert Crumb, Dian Hanson (ed.)
Robert Crumb – Sketchbooks 1982-2011

Uitgeverij Taschen, oktober 2012

6 delen in cassette, 1344 pagina’s, 27 x 20,5 cm
ISBN 9783836524797, verkoopprijs € 699,00

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Regelmatig komt uitgeverij Taschen met bijzondere uitgaven, die pittig geprijsd zijn, maar door hun gelimiteerde oplage aantrekkelijk kunnen zijn voor mensen die uit zijn op waardestijging. Een voorwaarde is dan eigenlijk wel: in de originele verpakking laten en niet aankomen.

Maar deze nieuwe uitgave van het werk van Robert Crumb koop je als liefhebber toch vooral om van te genieten.

This six-book boxed set is the first collection of Robert Crumb sketches to be printed from the original art since the hard-bound, slipcased, seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike the Zweitausendeins edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, our best-of edition has been personally edited by the notoriously picky artist to include only what he considers his finest work, including hundreds of late period drawings not published in previous sketchbook collections.

De set, in cassette, bevat zes boeken met elk 220 pagina’s. Het zijn de delen 7-12 van een twaalfdelige collectie. Deze eerste zes delen beslaan de periode 1982-2011. Later zal nog een rweede set verschijnen over de periode 1964-1981.
De set wordt uitgebracht in een gelimiteerde editie van 1.000 exemplaren met elk een gesigneerde kleurenlitho van Crumb.

 

Magna Commoditas – de geschiedenis van 425 jaar Leidse Universiteitsbibliotheek

Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck
Magna Commoditas – Leiden University’s ‘Great Asset’
425 Years Library Collections and Services

Leiden University Press, oktober 2012

hardcover, 304 pagina’s, 28 x 23 cm
ISBN 9789087281656, verkoopprijs € 69,95

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In 2001 verscheen ‘Magna Commoditas. Geschiedenis van de Leidse universiteitsbibliotheek 1575-2000’ van professor Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck, een standaardwerk waarin voor het eerst een volledig overzicht werd gegeven van de geschiedenis van de oudste universiteit van Nederland. Het boek was voorzien van een ruime hoeveelheid fraaie illustraties.

Het boek was al geruime tijd uitverkocht, maar recent verscheen een nieuwe editie. Deze Engelstalige versie is volledig geactualiseerd en opnieuw vormgegeven.

Leiden University Library has a long history of services around versatile collections and unique sources, dating back to the sixteenth century. The library has always been considered a great asset to the university, not only since the first library room was constructed in 1587, but even before, when founding father William of Orange, in 1575, donated the very first book.

Magna Commoditas is a fully illustrated and thoroughly researched story of the interaction between dozens of librarians and thousands of library visitors in past and present: from readers of chained books to current users of webservices.

 

Christiane M.G. Berkvens-Stevelinck (1946) is bijzonder hoogleraar Europese cultuur aan de Radboud Universiteit. Van 1970 tot 2000 was ze verbonden aan de Leidse Universiteitsbibliotheek.

Meer over dit boek…

  • in universitair weekblad Mare beschreef Vincent Bongers de eerste jaren van de universiteitsbibliotheek, artikel 8 nov. 2012


eerdere versies…

2001 | Magna Commoditas. Geschiedenis van de Leidse universiteitsbibliotheek 1575-2000
gebonden, 264 pag. | Primavera Pers, 2001
ISBN 9789074310710

2004 | Magna Commoditas. A History of Leiden University Library 1575-2003
softcover, 112 pag. | Primavera Pers, 2004
ISBN 9789059970052

Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers – nieuw boek van David Jury

David Jury
Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers
The Printer as Designer and Craftsman: 1700-1914

Thames & Hudson, Londen, september 2012

hardcover, 800 illustr., 312 pagina’s, 29,5 x 19,5 cm
ISBN 9780500516461, verkoopprijs € 42,99

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A rich, visual retelling of history, international in scope, this book charts the evolution of print into graphic design between 1700 and 1914. It is organized into six chapters, each beginning with a short introductory text before immersing the reader in a wealth of delightful and fully captioned examples of printed ephemera handbills, posters, advertisements, catalogues and labels that served the demands of the emerging consumer classes of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries and reveal the extraordinary skill, craft, design sense and intelligence of those who created them. A book of great appeal, based on comprehensive, original research, it keys into the new appreciation of craft and hand-rendered graphic design. With around 850 illustrations, many specially photographed from private collections, it will be of immense and lasting interest to graphic designers, design and social historians, as well as collectors of print and printed emphemera alike. (uitgever)

 

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Jen Campbell
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Constable and Robinson, Londen, april 2012

hardcover, 192 pagina’s, 20 x 14 cm
ISBN 9781780334837, verkoopprijs € 10,99 (bol)

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Jen Campbell schreef op haar weblog ‘this is not the six word novel’ met enige regelmaat over haar soms bizarre ervaringen met klanten in de Londense boekhandel waar ze werkte.
Van deze hilarische collectie is nu een boekje gemaakt.

Did Anne Frank write a sequel?

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops blog, which grew over three years into one bookseller’s collection of ridiculous conversations on the shop floor.

Person: Hi, I’m looking for a Mr. Patrick.
Me: No one of that name works here, sorry.
Person: But does he live here?
Me:… no one lives here; we’re a bookshop.
Person: Are you sure?

From ‘Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?’ to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year’s weather; and from ‘I’ve forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter’ to ‘Excuse me…is this book edible?’

This full-length collection illustrated by the Brothers McLeod also includes top ‘Weird Things’ from bookshops around the world.

Jen Campbell grew up in the northeast of England, and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She is a published poet and short-story writer. She lives in north London where she works at Ripping Yarns bookshop.

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