Critical Linking

Critical Linking: July 24th, 2013

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

We constructed this miniature Powell’s City of Books as part of our LEGO book sale!

That’s it call; call off the dogs. The best bookish Lego thing has been found.

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Ballantine Bantam Dell has set September 10 as the release date for Stephen Hawking’s new memoir, My Brief History.The book, which is coming out under the Bantam imprint, is the first Hawking will have written entirely on his own the publisher said, thanks to “technological developments” that have allowed the cosmologist, who is confined to a wheelchair, to complete the writing process without outside help.

Very cool. 

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CEO and co-founder Otis Chandler said that since it launched in 2007, the site, where users can share which books they’ve read and review them, has seen “slow-but-steady growth,” but things really started to accelerate in the past year. It took Goodreads only 11 months to double its membership after hitting 10 million members in August 2012.

This just in: people love to rate books.

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If you’re following Jeffrey Tambor on Twitter, you know who it is. Tambor took to Twitter Sunday night to proclaim his joy at being part owner of Skylight Books in Los Feliz.

Bookish celebrities are the best celebrities.

 

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