The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 26-February 1, 2013

The most popular posts from the week that was…

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Gin, citrus, oak (prep school, amirite), in a champagne-flute shaped bottle with gold flecks in it

from Perfumes Inspired by Dead Writers by Amanda Nelson


The Never Ending Story (1984)

the neverending story

The craziest book ever acquired in a movie has to be The Never Ending Story, which came from this fairly creepy hole-in-the wall shop. I mean, the villain in the book is….nothing. Sheer oblivion. I still have night terrors about it.

from 15 Movies Starring Bookstores by Jeff O’Neal



Or how about going a little non-traditional by sending a postcard, maybe to a distant love?  This Wuthering Heights postcard from LiteraryEmporium, also at, would delight your Bronte baby.


from 5 Valentine’s Day Cards for your Bookish Love by Brenna Clarke Gray


A book led to a song, and the song led to a photograph. The photograph led to a short story, and the story led to another song, which led to another photograph. Each work stands on its own artistic merit. With their powers combined, they created the coolest literary event I’ve seen in a really long time (maybe ever).

from The Way Book Events Should Be by Rebecca Joines-Schinsky


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