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How Famous Creatives Spent Their Days: INFOGRAPHIC - Posted July 14, 2014
Have you ever wondered how much time Les Miserables author Victor Hugo spent sleeping? Or how many hours ... [GalleyCat]

'Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul' On View at The Morgan Library - Posted December 24, 2013
The Morgan Library has organized an exhibit called "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul." The organizers collected almost one hundred items for this display. Visitors will see manuscripts, letters, and l... [GalleyCat]

First Edition of 'A Christmas Carol' Discovered in Ohio Library - Posted December 20, 2013
Librarians at a library in Ohio got a Christmas treat this year: They discovered that a copy of Charles Dickens' classic novel A Christmas Carol at their branch is a first edition. ... [GalleyCat]

Lithographs of Books on Tshirts & Tote Bags - Posted December 5, 2013
Looking for holiday gift ideas for the bibliophile in your family? Then you must check out Lithographs' beautiful collection. The company has made lithographs of famous books and then turned these into prints, t-shirts and tote bags. Here is more about the designs from ... [GalleyCat]

Collaborate with William Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online - Posted March 15, 2013
  In a special Google Docs demonstration online, you can collaborate on a story with Charles Dickens, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Sh... [GalleyCat]

Edward Gorey Gets a Google Doodle - Posted February 22, 2013
Google has created a Google Doodle celebrating author and illustrator Edward Gorey's 88th birthday. Gorey established his artistic career working as a book designer at Doubleday Anchor. From there, he went on to ... [GalleyCat]

What's Your Favorite App, Margaret Atwood? - Posted January 22, 2013
What's Your Favorite App, Margaret Atwood? MA: Wattpad. Wattpad allows people to read and write on their phone, an... [Inside Mobile Apps]

New York Public Library to Open Charles Dickens Exhibit - Posted September 14, 2012
The New York Public will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with a special exhibition. "Charles Dickens: The Key to Character" will open on September 14, 2012 and run through January 27, 2013. Held in... [GalleyCat]

New "Literary Studio" Is Trying To Raise $30k On Kickstarter For Serial eBooks - Posted September 7, 2012
Plympton, a new company that describes itself as a "new literary studio creating compelling, serialized stories for the future of reading," is trying to raise $30,000 using Kic... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Amazon Unveils $119 Kindle Paperwhite - Posted September 6, 2012
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the $119 Kindle Paperwhite WiFi eReader at a Santa Monica press conference today. The 3G edition will cost $179. AppNewser has ... [GalleyCat]

Free eBook Flowchart - Posted August 15, 2012
What's your favorite kind of book? We've created a giant flowchart to help you browse the top 50 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Click the image above to see a larger version of the book map. Your choices range from Ch... [GalleyCat]

Book Riot's Start Here Project on Kickstarter - Posted August 15, 2012
How do you know where to start reading a new author? The Book Riot team hopes to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter for a new book that will help you answer that question. We've embedded a video about ... [GalleyCat]

Free eBook Flowchart - Posted August 15, 2012
What's your favorite kind of book? We've created a giant flowchart to help you browse the top 50 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Click the image above to see a larger version of the book map. Your choices range from Ch... [semanticweb.com]

Batman Meets The Lion King - Posted July 30, 2012
CraveOnline's Brad Hansen remixed the audio track from the Dark Knight Rises trailer with scenes from Disney's The Lion King--earning nearly two million views for his oddly captivating parody. We've embedded the video above--what do you think? If you want to learn more about the movie, read ... [GalleyCat]

How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises - Posted July 11, 2012
Have you done your homework for the next Batman movie? We've uncovered one free (and unexpected) eBook you should read to prepare for the release of The Dark Knight Rises next week. As he created his third epic Batman adaptation, director ... [GalleyCat]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted February 7, 2012
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Charles Dickens Gets Google Doodle - Posted February 7, 2012
Google has created a Google Doodle in honor of beloved author Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. The image embedded above features several of Dickens' most iconic characters, including Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol and Pip... [GalleyCat]

Christopher Hitchens' Final Vanity Fair Essay - Posted January 5, 2012
Today Vanity Fair published Christopher Hitchens' final essay for the magazine, an inspiring tribute to Charles Dickens. The journalist and author ... [semanticweb.com]

Christopher Hitchens' Last Vanity Fair Piece: A Look at Dickens - Posted January 5, 2012
For his last piece in Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens shows his appreciation for Charles Dickens... [Fishbowl NY]

Christopher Hitchens' Last Vanity Fair Piece: A Look at Dickens - Posted January 5, 2012
For his last piece in Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens shows his appreciation for Charles Dickens... [FishbowlNY]

Lord of the Fleas? - Posted January 3, 2012
What if Eric Carle had written his famous kid's book about A Very Hungry Cat? Over at Abe Books, a satirical essay reimagined the covers of 18 ... [GalleyCat]

Playing with Famous Author Dolls - Posted December 13, 2011
Over at UneekDollDesigns, artist Debbie Ritter sells handmade dolls of famous authors and celebrated literary characters. The collection includes the ... [GalleyCat]

Ralph Fiennes to Adapt The Invisible Woman - Posted August 10, 2011
While many know actor Ralph Fiennes for playing Harry Potter's nemesis Lord Voldemort, he has also started directing. One of his post-Harry Potter film projects includes directing an adaptation of ... [semanticweb.com]

Undatable in Lit Hashtag Sweeps Twitter - Posted August 2, 2011
Today the Random House Twitter feed took the popular "undatable" topic and collected examples of undatable literary characters at the new Undateable In Li... [GalleyCat]

New York Public Library to Host All-Night Scavenger Hunt - Posted April 5, 2011
In celebration of the New York Public Library's centennial festival weekend, game designer Jane McGonigal has crafted the "Find the Future" scavenger hunt. 500 players will join the "Write All Night" event on May 20th. Inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, they wil... [GalleyCat]

Dr. Who Producer Suffers Through Early LA Christmas - Posted December 20, 2010
Steven Moffat (pictured), the newest producer of long-running BBC-TV series Dr. Who, is coming in with a bang on Christmas Day. Although the program has done a Yuletid... [FishbowlLA]

Oprah Winfrey's Double Dickens Book Club Pick - Posted December 7, 2010
Oprah Winfrey picked a classic double header for her latest book club selection, choosing ... [GalleyCat]

"A Christmas Carol" Is Free eBook Of The Day - Posted November 22, 2010
The holiday season is here, and today's Free eBook of the Day was chosen to get you in the mood. A Christmas Carol by ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

London Museum Seeks $40,000 to Preserve Charles Dickens' Manuscripts - Posted November 11, 2010
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London seeks donations to preserve and restore three handwritten Charles Dickens manuscripts from acid paper rot. They hope to raise 25,000 (more than $40,000) to save the manuscripts. ... [GalleyCat]

Thousands of Protesters Fight to Keep The Hobbit in New Zealand - Posted October 25, 2010
New Zealand activists are fighting to keep filming for the upcoming The Hobbit adaptation in that country, the same place where ... [GalleyCat]

It Was the Best of Tweets, It Was the Worst of Tweets - Posted July 14, 2009
In honor of Bastille Day, author Matt Stewart will publish "The French Revolution" entirely on Twitter, estimating it will take 3,700 tweets to micro-blog his 480,000-character debut nov... [GalleyCat]

What of the Harry Potter Offshoots? - Posted May 10, 2007
The question is very much on the minds of many who follow everything related to Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling and the WSJ's Jeff Trachtenberg asks the question in more detail. With the final volume in the series slated for publication on July 21, will it mean that few additions will... [GalleyCat]

Books into Theme Parks - Posted April 16, 2007
If there's a third one out there, then I can safely call the transformation of books into theme parks a bona fide trend. But for now, let's gawp at the latest news on this front: First is the announcement that Dickens World, a theme park devoted to - you guessed it -... [GalleyCat]

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