How to Start a Book Collection

Recently, a few people asked me how to start collecting books. What should they look out for? How does one know which books to choose? The answer, to me, is simple – collect what you love. Although there exists a “rare book market”, in which rare books are traded as valuable objects like art and

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Is Anna Karenina the best novel ever written?

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina has quite a reputation. The other Russian literary titan, Dostoyevsky, dubbed Anna Karenina “a flawless work of art”, as did Nabokov and William Faulkner.   But is it, really? Some people I know detest Tolstoy, and Anna Karenina especially, even though Russian literature is one of their favourite genres. The debate could

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New Latin Classes

We are happy to announce that we will be starting a new session of Beginner’s Latin on 22 February 2014. The details are as follows. Latin Module 1 Saturdays 4pm-6pm starting 22 February; 4 sessions The classes will be held at our premises at Burlington Square. For more information, refer to Anakoinosis.com or email readingattic

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Charity Bookbinding Workshop

Update: All places have been filled for The Thistle Bindery‘s bookbinding course at GOHD Books. Stay tuned for the next session!   GOHD Books is proud to host our very first charity bookbinding workshop! On Sunday, 16 Feb 2014, The Thistle Bindery will be conducting a 4-hour course on Hidden Japanese Stab Binding in our

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