The Coolest Bookstores in the World

A recent post on featured the coolest bookstores in each of the 50 United States. After looking at those lists I wanted to start making travel plans to several of those unique places around the country. Then I discovered this article on a website called The Mind Circle that extends the list beyond U.S.Continue reading “The Coolest Bookstores in the World”

The Best Bookstore in Every State

We are excited to soon make Italic Bookmarks available through select independent bookstores around the country. Each bookstore you visit tends to have it’s own unique features and personality. Some are elegant and clean, while others are cluttered by beautiful stacks of books everywhere you turn. You will always find an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.  SomeContinue reading “The Best Bookstore in Every State”

NPR: More than a bookstore…

A story this morning on NPR highlights various approaches that bookstores around the country are taking to maintain interest in physical bookstores. I was most interested to learn that, despite predictions for the last few years, print is still outselling digital. The article highlights some of the ways that independent and chain bookstores have beenContinue reading “NPR: More than a bookstore…”

San Francisco MOMA – modern art text

“Send me Aggression” – “The Girl with the Knife in Her Hand”; Yoshitomo Nara This is one of the coolest things I have come across in awhile… The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco now offers a chance to see many of the hidden gems from their collection through text message. Just send aContinue reading “San Francisco MOMA – modern art text”

Walking and Circles

  I read two new articles on a “knowledge forum” website called  Big Think. These both feature a simple and meaningful breakdown of very intriguing research that has been conducted related to brain-function, habit, and thought process. The first article presents research to suggest that the act of walking can stimulate brain function specifically relatedContinue reading “Walking and Circles”

Hokusai – The Great Wave

You have probably seen this famous painting by Japanese Artist Hokusai. What you might not have known was that the artist created his most famous work at the age of 71. This article from The Economist 1843 talks about the artist and his most famous works, all created after the age of 70. His uniqueContinue reading “Hokusai – The Great Wave”