17 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores: Critical Linking, August 19, 2018

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At The World’s Biggest Bookstore in Toronto, “the Bible was the number one stolen book of all time,” Chin says.

Other frequently stolen books? Japanese comics (a.k.a. manga), expensive medical books, and Kurt Vonnegut’s work. Chin also says Haruki Murakami books were so frequently stolen that her bookstore had to take them off the shelves, only bringing them out when they were specifically requested.

A nice reminder of the good and the bad things that happen in a bookstore


If you thought that all there was to Tajik literature was the famous Persian poet Rudaki, perhaps you might want to visit the Wall of Great Tajik Writers.

This is really cool


11. Mary Shelley wasn’t a poet but gets a shoutout because a) she fucked and b) she’s the original goth girlfriend.

Legit LOL at this evaluation of well-known English poets and whether or not they liked to get randy

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