jueves, 26 de enero de 2017
George Orwell's classic '1984', published in 1949, is selling like hotcakes! The trend is possibly related to the rise of 'alternative facts' in the Trump administration. Other similar classics are enjoying an increase in sales, like Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' (1932).
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viernes, 13 de enero de 2017
|Manuel Vázquez Montalbán|
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lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2016
The granddaughter of a former student returned a book to the school library 120 years after it was borrowed, with a note that read:
"I am sorry to inform you that one of your former pupils, Professor A.E. Boycott FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society], appears to have stolen the enclosed — I can't imagine how the school has managed without it!"
Fortunately, no late fees were imposed. The fine could have been about £7,500!
You can read more about the story here.
lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016
sábado, 29 de octubre de 2016
Two years ago New York's Library iconic Rose Reading Room was closed down for renovations. Early this month it reopened in all its splendor. The room has a colossal size, measuring 23 by 90 metres; the ceiling is 15 metres high. This famous landmark has featured in many films and TV shows. This timelapse video shows the process of returning the books to the shelves prior to reopening.