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October 11, 2015

This Week: October 11

This week (and into the weekend), check out these events that are taking place in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and Irvine, California.

New York City and Chicago: Open House – October 17 and 18

Get a taste of each city from locations not normally open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.  

Get a glimpse of NYC’s rarely seen spaces—from boardrooms to bedrooms, crypts to clubs, factories to firehouses, lighthouses to lookouts, monuments to mansions, skyscrapers to substations—with Open House New York, an [...]

 
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August 30, 2015

This Week: August 30

This week (and into the weekend), check out these events that are taking place in Washington, DC, San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Washington, DC: National Book Festival – Saturday, September 5

The Library of Congress will host their annual National Book Festival on Saturday, September 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  The festival, the most expansive one in its 15-year history, will feature over 175 authors, poets and illustrators in its 18 pavilions and programs.

The theme for this year’s festival is “I cannot live without books,” which [...]

 
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December 16, 2013

Independent bookstores turn a new page on brick-and-mortar retailing

From The Washington Post by Michael S. Rosenwald

Bookstores are terminally ill. Borders? Dead. Barnes & Noble? Life support. Amazon is king. E-books are the present and the future. Have tablet, will read.

But in downtown Frederick, Md., Marlene and Tom England are defying the future: They recently opened the Curious Iguana bookstore. It carries books printed on paper. Nonfiction. Poetry. Short stories. That seems insane, right? Some people strolling by certainly think so.

“I’ve heard them say: ‘A bookstore? Who would open up a bookstore these days?’ ” Marlene said. “I [...]

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