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The Blue Hour: Lyrical Illustrations Catalog a Menagerie of Specimens in Earth’s Rarest Pigment

JANUARY 21, 2021 GRACE EBERT French illustrator and author Isabelle Simler deftly renders the liminal time surrounding dusk through a poetic exploration of Earth’s rarest color. The Blue Hour winds through the natural world on a journey to spot the pigment, … Continue reading

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Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom, A Short Story by Ted Chiang | Kottke

From Ted Chiang’s collection of stories, Exhalation, comes Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom, published online for the first time. In the story, devices called “prisms” allow people to talk to their alternate reality selves, but only for a limited time. … Continue reading

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r/booknooks – Dictionary room

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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for … Continue reading

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Manchester Literature Festival 2017 — manclibraries blog

Manchester is a city of stories and storytellers. It’s also a city of activism, protest, pioneers and radicals. This year’s Manchester Literature Festival welcomes over a hundred of our most talented writers, thinkers and activists to share their work and … Continue reading

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Lello Bookstore in Porto: One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world – Walls with Stories

One of the most amazing bookstores in the world is located in the Portuguese city of Porto and is called Lello Bookstore (also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão or Livraria Chardron). The name comes from the Lello brothers who … Continue reading

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It Stares Us Down (2016) — Nicola Dale

This week I have started a new project – It Stares Us Down – which will culminate in a set of hybrid sculpture-performances for the grand Reading Room at Manchester Central Library (pictured). The works will be presented in March … Continue reading

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Serene Teh – Parkour — Sarah Kante

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo. Serene Teh via Serene Teh – Parkour — Sarah Kante

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News about pizza

3D-printing pizzas, pizza for soldiers, 580 pages book of best pizzerias. https://newsfromtheworld.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/news-about-pizza/

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Fancy Getting Married in a Library?

It’s a book lover’s dream, but hopefully one that is shared by your other half. Even if you’re not both book lovers, Manchester Central Library is still a stunning venue in which to hold a wedding. An extreme enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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