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Poem of the week: And if I did, What Then? by George Gascoigne

Carol Rumens: Wryly addressing a failure of romantic fidelity, with a very modern suspicion of work that 'smells of the inkhorn', this 16th-century lyric still fizzes

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19 Magical Bookshops Every Book Lover Must Visit

Buxton, England :: Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding is one of the Guardian's "10 Best Secondhand bookshops in the UK". The business was started by Alastair Scrivener in 1997 in a building that was originally a Victorian shop with living accommodation. The cellar still houses the old kitchen range and stone sink and we have created a small museum there to give a taste of the shop's history.

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Book Lover's Quote Typography Art Print "Carpe Librum..." Funny Typographic Art Print- Unique Gift For Book Nerd- Wall Decor For Study

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Lemony Snicket launches prize for librarians 'who have faced adversity'

Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".

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Why the Pablo Neruda 'poisoning' saga rolls on

20 poems "of extraordinary quality" by deceased chilean poet Pablo Neruda have been newly discovered! Neruda passed away in 1973. He was Chile's Poet Laureate and his poems won him the Nobel prize in 1971. Gabriel Garcia Marquez called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." What a discovery!