Tag: books

  • Bookstores and serendipity

    Here’s one of my favorite places on Earth: It’s called the Norrington Room. It sits in the basement of Blackwell’s, the oldest bookshop in Oxford (where I grew up), and when it was opened in 1966 it was the largest room full of books for sale in the world. I love bookshops, but I rarely […]

  • Separating form from content: when is a book a book?

    For what it’s worth, this blog is now available over on the Kindle Store for the Amazon-imposed price of $1.99 a month. Of course, if you do decide to read it on your Kindle, you’re going to lose the standard form of a blog: the distinctive page shell, the list of posts, and probably the […]