CRITICAL LINKING: October 21, 2011

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


“…I think it calls for some rage.”

More reasonable than enraged in the end, this a useful reminder about the role of traditional publishing.


“Suppose someone took every meaningful detail from all the books you love. Every song mentioned, every person, every food or place or movie title. And what if they did that for all the books everyone else loves, too.”

Suppose I never got anything done ever again. No showering, dishes, work, or eating. And what if this went on and on until I was institutionalized or died of exposure. If this thing works,  I could be in real trouble. (via TNBCC)


“If you love independent bookstores and believe in the mission of La Casa Azul Bookstore, please consider making a contribution this week and share the news of the 1:2 match with friends. With your support, we can reach our goal!”

I’m really starting to love Kickstarter. Check out this campaign to open a bookstore in East Harlem.


The amazing public acclaim for the Occupy Wall Street movement, now known simply as the Occupy movement, is a testament to the creative thinking of a few individuals. If Lasn and his associates had not come up with this idea a few months ago, where would all these protesters be right now? And where would the important message of the protest be?”

An inspiring story about how a zine sparked this little thing that you may have heard about.


Happy Friday, kids.

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