- Lovers of letterpress take note! All Sorts Press is a little Hamilton, ON-based studio with a “hulking 1910 Chandler & Price printing press” put into service to create prints with a signature tactile feel. Read more about the press in this feature in the Globe and Mail.
- Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar could quite honestly be called Internships Suck. Discover more hilariously honest classic book titles and their covers here.
- That’s right, typography can save your life. Take a look at this fascinating article on the considerations that go into creating readable type for high-stakes purposes.
- Swoon-worthy library alert: Feel free to drool over these beautiful photos of some of the oldest libraries around the world.
- Last but not least, there is something to be learned from these lovely little poetic word clouds featuring the most common words used by poets. It is fitting that Maya Angelou’s most oft-used words include ‘rise’ or Shakespeare’s ‘love’. Well worth taking a gander.
And that’s all she wrote for this week’s roundup. A thousand apologies for neglecting you last Friday while I was away. Hopefully this week’s lineup of links made up for it! While you’re waiting for more scintillating bookish findings, check out my musings on the behemoth publishing that is BookExpo America, or live vicariously through photos of the recent Grimsby Wayzgoose.
Happy long weekend,