To celebrate its 80th birthday, Penguin Books has launched a nifty, minimalist ‘Little Black Classics’ series of short stories and poems – 80 titles for 80p (€1.10) each.
A similarly nifty website allows readers to browse the titles online.
By Personal Creations. Based on the average adult reading rate of 300 words per minute.
Give the gift of READING.
The (truly) Independent Bookshop.
The basement of 17 South William Street, Dublin.
Thomas Morris writes:
A group of Independent Dublin publishers have opened a pop-up bookshop on South William Street, from now until Christmas.
The publishers include Columba Press, Irish Academic Press, Liberties Press, The Lilliput Press, Little Island, New Island, The Salvage Press, The Stinging Fly, Swan River Press, and many other magazines and journals.
Staff from the publishers are manning the shop, and all the books are ones that were published by the above. (I work for Stinging Fly). It’s a rare thing to have so many publishers coming together like this. And it’s a truly independent venture.
We’ll be having an official opening party TODAY (Thursday) from 6:30pm, and there’ll be mulled wine, chocolate treats, and many a special offer. Everyone is welcome.
The Independent Bookshop :11am to 7pm (8pm on Thursdays) until December 23
Avril Clarke tweetz:
Looks like someone forgot to change the titles in the Oireachtas bookshop…
‘Small Lives’ a lovingly-detailed ‘screen-printed anthology’
Ruth Hallinan writes;
I am holding a launch TOMORROW that I thought some of your readers might be interested in. I run a small publishing project called Poddle Publications that screen-prints handmade books. I have spent the last year producing a limited run of a screen-printed anthology called ‘Small Lives’ at Damn Fine Print Studio and I will be launching it at The Winding Stair bookshop ( 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin) from 6-8pm. The book contains contains prose, poetry and illustration from some great artists and writers and I would love to spread the word! Something your readers might be interested in is that each page from the book may removed easily and framed as a limited edition print!
Pics: Tom Rowley