Medieval book coffer shows appetite for mobile reading 'is nothing new' Medieval book coffer shows appetite for mobile reading 'is nothing new'

Bodleian acquires rare box dated to late 1400s, saying it reveals preoccupation with accessing information on the move is centuries-oldSomewhat less portable than today’s mobile information devices, a rare French gothic coffer dating to the late 1400s that was used to transport books has been acquired by Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries.

today, 8:00
Hold the front pages: meet the endpaper enthusiasts Hold the front pages: meet the endpaper enthusiasts

In a small sanctuary from world events, book lovers gather to sigh over the most beautiful decorative pages and compare techniquesFaced with the hideous maw that is today’s news cycle, there could be little more soothing than slipping into the esoteric world of , a society for enthusiasts to share their favourite examples of the most beautiful pages bookending tomes.Endpapers date back to at...

today, 9:00
Spisovateľka Pavla Sabolová: Deťom knihy často nahrádza počítač Spisovateľka Pavla Sabolová: Deťom knihy často nahrádza počítač

Spisovateľka Paula Sabolová Jelínková nedávno vydala novú knihu pre deti Čertík Trapko.

yesterday, 12:28
Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity

Personal ‘history’ believed to have been written by the novelist’s grand-niece is ‘absolutely emphatic about the fact it’s a portrait’ of the novelistAn overlooked note that may have been written by Jane Austen’s great-niece Fanny Caroline Lefroy could put an end to the long-running question mark over an oil painting its owners believe is a depiction of the novelist as a teenager...

yesterday, 13:44
Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman

Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musiciansMusic can reach us, surprise us, and offer a story of its own in the most unexpected places. The ways in which writers employ music vary immensely, from an entire work chronicling the life of a virtuoso to a single song serving as strategic backdrop to a scene. They may use works...

yesterday, 14:30
Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies

Pan’s Labyrinth director joins Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow and other readers in crowdfunding rescue of ‘amazing quarter-century institution’A horror bookshop in California has been saved from closure after a host of high-profile fans including Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro and Cory Doctorow offered their support.Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, has been running since 1994, but...

yesterday, 15:18
Origins by Lewis Dartnell review – how the Earth made us Origins by Lewis Dartnell review – how the Earth made us

Blood, hair, Labour votes ... we are the result of plate tectonics and ice ages. This is an inspired story of the human species as shaped by the environmentIt can be reassuring to reassess life by taking a long view. In this book about “how the Earth made us”, considers the last billion or so years, in his mission to understand how our planet has been “a leading protagonist in the story of...

yesterday, 13:00
It's true, 'Golden State' is an imaginative detective story with Orwellian leanings It's true, 'Golden State' is an imaginative detective story with Orwellian leanings

In the land of Ben H. Winters’ novel “Golden State,” truth is more important than anything else and lies will get you exiled from civilization.        

yesterday, 16:50
Books of The Times: Remembering a Mother Whose Gambling Operation Was a Very Successful Secret Books of The Times: Remembering a Mother Whose Gambling Operation Was a Very Successful Secret

In “The World According to Fannie Davis,” Bridgett M. Davis offers an absorbing portrait of her mother, who ran an underground numbers operation in Detroit for more than 30 years.

yesterday, 19:03
Fiction: In ‘Adèle,’ a Young Woman Pounds Champagne, Eats Yogurt and Destroys Lives Fiction: In ‘Adèle,’ a Young Woman Pounds Champagne, Eats Yogurt and Destroys Lives

In the wake of “The Perfect Nanny,” Leila Slimani’s first novel — about a French journalist’s extramarital affairs — has been translated into English.

yesterday, 20:00