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Small Press Spotlight: Projective Industries

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For this Small Press Spotlight, we are featuring an interview with the three editors of Projective Industries, a small press that publishes beautifully designed, handmade letterpressed chapbooks. We would like to thank the editors for the interview and hope you will come visit our small press table, showcasing unique publications from Projective Industries as well as many other presses locally based in New York City.

Spotlight on: King's Review

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Can you tell us a bit about the history of King’s Review?

KR was founded about two years ago in Cambridge, UK, by a group of graduate students who shared the same frustration: the research we were doing on topics as diverse as climate change, modern political systems and the knowledge economy didn’t find its way out of the small academic circles in which they originated. The King’s Review was founded with the goal of using research and expert knowledge as a basis for exciting journalism. Since then the original idea of an online journal has developed further: besides our online presence, we are now publishing four print issues a year and sell them in shops in Berlin, London, Paris, and with you in New York.

Spotlight on: Yelena Bryksenkova

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Yelena Bryksenkova is a Russian born illustrator based in New Haven, Connecticut.  Using vibrant colors and amazing detail, Bryksenkova's drawings depict scenes of everyday life that are anything but ordinary.  In her work that toes the line between being dreamy and realistic, the familiar is fantastically alive: every object and creature--whether a face, tree, table, dress, imaginary elephant--buzzes with personality.

Summer with Book Culture Selects

We here at Book Culture take summer reading very seriously. During the dog days of July and August, we were hard at work curating timely reading lists for our lovely subscribers through the Book Culture Selects program. For a peek into what our booksellers have been gushing about lately, check out our picks from July and August!

The Potter Family, Part 1: Fantasy Foundations

The Cursed Child is coming out! Jim Kay is illustrating the series! Newt is getting his own movie! These are all excellent things, and there is so much joy in this series that I’m glad we can spend more time with what J.K. Rowling has created. However, there are plenty of other books that can be read in addition to them. This is part one of a multi-post series of Harry Potter read likes for all ages. First up: Fantasy Novels and Fantasy Foundations.

TOON Talk : From The New Yorker to Kids’ Comics

Join Françoise Mouly and Frank Viva, who spoke at Book Culture on Columbus in May, on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30pm at the Museum of the City of New York for a conversation about the wondrous possibilities for artistic and emotional expression that comics and visual narratives allow. Click through for for discounted tickets!

What Would James Bond Read?

In anticipation of the upcoming film, Spectre, we started wondering 'WWJBR?'--What would James Bond Read? Of course, it depends on which Bond!  After considering all the actors who've portrayed the famous spy through the years, we've put together a collection of titles to match each 007's exacting specifications.  Exploding pens and Aston Martin not included.

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