Cyberflanerie: Better Books, Books of Note, Decluttering Books, Rare Books

The NYT’s Charles M. Blow says, Reading Books is Fundamental.


Making Better Books:

The Book Designer’s archive of articles “practical advice to help build better books”

Chronicling America in the Library of Congress (newspaper archives)

Book Aesthete Tumblr

Books of Note:

Sam Quinones’ Tell Your True Tale East Los Angeles

The Daily Beast’s Ted Gioia says The Smartest Book About the Digital Age Was Published in 1929. (José Ortega y Gasset’s The Revolt of the Masses.)

My book! Updated edition in Kindle, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual.

>see also recent Madam Mayo posts on Gregory Gibson’s Demon of the Waters and Bruce Berger’s The End of the Sherry.

>see also lists of recommended reading on Mexico; creative process; craft of  creative writing; literary travel memoir.


Decluttering Books: 

Early Retirement Extreme on How to Get Rid of Books

>see also Madam Mayo’s easy-peasy 10 Question Method


Rare Books:

Mexico Desconocido on Mexico City’s antiquarian bookstores (en español)

>see also recent blog post,  Una ventana al mundo invisible (A Window to the Invisible World) or, Master Amajur and the Smoking Signatures

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