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Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Episode Five: Arion Press (2015) (youtu.be)

Anthony Bourdain & The Balvenie head to San Francisco, California to meet with Andrew Hoyem, master typographer and printer of Arion Press. One of the last of its kind, Arion Press has only a handful of members on its staff, all fellow craftsmen dedicated to this age old process. Each works meticulously to create the books in...

Welcome to the Inaugural books@lemmy.world Bingo for 2024!

We wanted to invite other Lemmy readers to join us in a reading challenge, we have tried to structure this so it’s very flexible with regards to genre, and we don’t require you to join or post on !books. We had just put in the work to make it and thought we could share the fun. (Admins/Mods please feel free to delete if...

After the fall of Small Press Distribution, is it time for “Bandcamp for Small Presses?”

[Dear Friends, before I post this somewhere, probably Medium, in the hopes of getting as many eyeballs as possible to look at this, would you be so kind as to look this over and offer some constructive criticism before I post it? And is there some way that the folks on BookWyrm have the option to see this?]...

How to catalogue my library

Hello! I would like to catalogue my library (I estimate in the low thousands but I am unsure of the precise number). I would like to keep tracks of several things, from the “obvious” like author, title, publisher, edition, to more personal like “when”/“where” did I get it. Was it a gift? Is a lucky find from that one...

📚 Online forum to ask Chicago Manual of Style related questions?

Does anyone know of a good (and hopefully also free) online forum where someone can ask questions related to the Chicago Manual of Style? Chicago Manual of Style’s page has an online question form, but it seems like it’s one of those “we’ll answer your question if we get to it” type of things. I need to ask questions...

Against Disruption: On the Bulletpointization of Books (lithub.com)

I’m not saying that all self-help is bad. There’s always been an audience for short and snappy self-improvement books (there’s a reason why there are only 7 Habits, not 70), and that’s just fine. But I do worry about a larger phenomenon that I’ll call the bulletpointification of books and media....

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