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Ancient manuscripts in one of the endangered libraries of Chinguetti, Mauritania in Africa. The old quarter of the Chinguetti is home to five important manuscript libraries of scientific and Qur'anic texts, with many dating from the later Middle Ages.

from Lauren Conrad

Book Club: Where’d You Go Bernadette Q&A

Where'd You Go, Bernadette. An agoraphobic woman deals with her issues as an upcoming trip approaches. She also skewers the many Seattle archetypes while she's at it. A true first as far as perspective goes. I've never read anything quite like it.

from the paris apartment

the sum of the parts

FLEA MARKET BOOKS - I look for these at the brocante because we use them in the restaurant when we hand over the bill - it is slipped inside, softening the blow of having to pay, capturing the customer's imagination....