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September 2013 links

Various links we shared via our social network accounts for September 2013:

 

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If you love books, I suggest you follow Ms. A. Comprendio’s Instagram account.

 


 

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Two familiar names, twitter user @aya_dalumpines & @foureyedwonder, co-founders of Katha Magazine. Check out their maiden issue!

Re-imagining Creativity. Katha Magazine celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination.

 

 


 

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Ms. Tatin Yang’s Field Notes pencil spotted at Katha Magazine Issue 01.

Re-imagining Creativity. Image from Katha Magazine, celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination.

 


 

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via Instagram @kimiberr. Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, 2nd-hand book inscription:

It also came with this.

“Irwin,

May you lead a fairy-tale life when you go to the land of fairy tales.

Most poets and writers are fascinated with these stories, and I hope that you’d like this. Bon voyage! Belated H-bday too. Some (N)”

This is why I love buying old books. It’s like I’m peering into some one else’s life and not just through the stories I read but through the little inscriptions, earmarks, notes, and dedications of past owners and givers like these. Makes the world smaller but a bit more vast all at the same time.

 


 

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Crissey via Facebook sketching on a Fashionary Neon Light.

Sketching on my new @fashionary Neon Light from @AvalonPH ! Giveaway on my blog soon Thank you @AvalonPH #fashion #art #illustration #drawing #inking #fashionillustration #fashionary

 


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August 2013 links

Various links we shared via our social network accounts for August 2013:

fuckyeahbookarts

August 15: Found on the web http://fuckyeahbookarts.tumblr.com/

“A blog for creative types interested in the (un)conventional world of Book Arts! Posts here will feature artist’s books, illustration, book binding, typography, sketch-booking, scrap-booking, print-making, paper making, altered books, how to guides, zines, paper engineering and more!”


August 17: Recommended viewing to our journal / notebook buyers. Bullet Journal


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August 18: Let’s play a game. Name the book based on its word cloud. Post your scores! http://www.sporcle.com/games/ubergerber/word-cloud-titles


 

readingfeast

August 21: How does reading affect your senses? From one of our dear customers, Reading: A Feast for the Senses –http://jennifernon.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/reading-a-feast-for-the-senses/


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August 23: The Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebookhttp://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/08/23/the-manly-tradition-of-the-pocket-notebook/


And we leave you with image of the month from Twitter user @lilynovels

Books + Cat combo, from Twitter user @lilynovels

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All images from their appropriate linked website.

Images from the Hong Kong Book Fair 2013

Late post but here are images from the Hong Kong Book Fair, 17-23 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

The annual exhibition at the City Hall organised by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990 and this year it is its 25th year. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong with the number of visitors reaching new high every year. The organiser, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart form extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organising diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair.

During the past 24 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong.

Major Exhibit Categories:

  • Books and Publications
  • Children’s and Teen’s Books
  • Religious Books
  • e-Books & e-Learning Resources: e-Book Readers, Audio Visual Learning Aids, Educational Software
  • Multimedia Products
  • Stationery and Printed Products

Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 will happen on  16-22 July 2014 (Wednesday – Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

Bonus image, The Monocle Shop in Hong Kong.