A Room Made of Bookshelves: Today in Critical Linking

Critical Linking is sponsored today by Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

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See this giant bookshelf? According to Inhabitat, it’s an architectural installation that also serves as a cozy reading nook. Slovenian designers created the structure’s high, sloping surfaces to be shaped like seats or steps, allowing you to select a book, clamber up the installation’s walls, settle down, and make yourself at home.

Amazing. It’s almost like a studio apartment…made out of a bookcase.


 

Lisa McInerney has won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut The Glorious Heresies (John Murray).

I’ve had my eye on this book. Pretty good PR for a book that isn’t even out here in the U.S. yet.


ReedPOP has announced that this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) will also include an event for prose books titled BookCon. ReedPOP has done several BookCon events in the past, but this will be the first time it’s done coinciding with NYCC.

I’ve wondered if BookCon might try its hand at being a standalone event apart from BEA, but it didn’t occur to me that it might connect itself to another huge convention.


The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the major portion of the Toni Morrison Papers (C1491), part of the Library’s permanent collections since 2014, is now open for research.

Oh, what a trove of treasures this could be.

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