12 Bookstores to Visit in a Lifetime: Today in Critical Linking

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Here are some of the most storied book shops to celebrate the bookworm in all of us.

Of these 12 Bookstores to Visit in a Lifetime, I’ve been to three. Work to do still.

This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there’s no science or math to my selection process. The following five books are simply ones that I loved, made me think in new ways, and kept me up reading long past when I should have gone to sleep.

Bill Gates has some recommendations for your summer reading.

Goodreads has launched a personalized daily eBook discount program. Goodreads Deals will alert members to sales on books by authors they follow or to titles already on their shelves, making clearing space on your TBR a whole lost easier and more cost-effective.

There is a whole cottage industry of ebook deal services. Goodreads entering could change the landscape considerably.

Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO’s GIRLS and co-founder of LENNY, surprised her fans — and Girls Write Now — with the flash-release of her new book, Is It Evil Not To Be Sure? at 6 a.m. today on LennyLetter.com. In the spirit of women helping women, Lena announced that all profits from Is It Evil Not To Be Sure? will go to Girls Write Now.

Dunham is quickly becoming a serious mover & shaker in the book world.


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