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Edible Book Festival. The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event usually held on or around April 1, which is also known as Edible Book Day.[1] The global event has been celebrated since 2000 in various parts of the world, where "edible books" are created, displayed, and small events are held.

Edible Book Festival

The creations are photographed and then consumed.[1] Regular contributors to the site are groups from Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Russia, and Hong Kong. The event was initiated by Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron in 2000.[1] Title page of "Physiologie du Goût" ("Physiology of Taste") by French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) with a portrait of the author. 1848 edition.

Rules[edit] The Participation rules per the official site are:[2]

Manuscripts and rare books

'Life In Five Seconds:' Read 7 Classic Books In 35 Seconds. "Life in Five Seconds: Over 200 Stories For Those With No Time to Waste," put together by the design and advertising firm H-57, came out earlier this month.

'Life In Five Seconds:' Read 7 Classic Books In 35 Seconds

Robert Louis Stevenson Edinburgh statue unveiled. IT HAS taken more than a century, but finally one of Scotland’s most celebrated authors has been honoured on the streets of his home city with his own statue.

Robert Louis Stevenson Edinburgh statue unveiled

A long campaign to have Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson properly recognised has finally been realised with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of him as a book-loving youngster. Crime writer Ian Rankin, a life-long fan of Stevenson, unveiled the bronze sculpture in a garden in the heart of Colinton village, where the young Stevenson regularly headed to visit his grandfather, a church minister there. Almost 300 local people and Stevenson enthusiasts turned out for street party to celebrate the completion of the four feet tall statue, created by Midlothian-based sculptor Allan Herriot. 9 Books to Drop Everything and Read. The curious tale of the stolen books. 24 April 2013Last updated at 19:48 ET By Martin Vennard BBC World Service London's Lambeth Palace, home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, also has a leading historic book collection.

The curious tale of the stolen books

The palace's library was the scene of a major crime that stayed undiscovered for decades. A sealed letter that arrived at one of Britain's most historic libraries in February 2011 was to leave its staff stunned. The letter had been written before his death by a former employee of Lambeth Palace Library. English teacher at London school leaves £250,000 library of rare books - London. I am very real. In October of 1973, Bruce Severy — a 26-year-old English teacher at Drake High School, North Dakota — decided to use Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, as a teaching aid in his classroom.

I am very real

The next month, on November 7th, the head of the school board, Charles McCarthy, demanded that all 32 copies be burned in the school's furnace as a result of its "obscene language. " Other books soon met with the same fate. On the 16th of November, Kurt Vonnegut sent McCarthy the following letter. He didn't receive a reply. (Source: Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage; Image: Kurt Vonnegut, via Everything was Vonnegut.) November 16, 1973Dear Mr. 25 Things I'm Learning From Closing a Bookstore. - jlsathre. A while back I wrote "25 Things I Learned From Opening a Bookstore.

25 Things I'm Learning From Closing a Bookstore. - jlsathre

" This is the other bookend. 1. When people ask why you're closing, you can tell them that the economy's poor and people are buying Nooks. But it's more fun to tell them that it's time to move on because you've read everything in the store. 2. 3. More Scientific Evidence That Reading Is Good for You - Arit John. A growing body of research in the sciences is discovering what bookworms, 9th-grade English teachers and underemployed liberal arts majors have known for ages: reading is really, really good for you.

More Scientific Evidence That Reading Is Good for You - Arit John

Besides making you an empathetic, sexy, cultured and all around more interesting human being, reading apparently provides definite benefits to your mental health, sharpening the mind as it ages. A study released in Neurology found that reading and similar activities reduced the rate of cognitive decline in dementia patients. Researchers examined the brains of 294 patients post-mortem and found a slower rate of decline in patients who reported more early-life and late-life cognitive activity, such as reading, writing and playing games.

"The study showed that mentally active patients — ones who read and wrote regularly — declined at a significantly slower rate than those who had an average amount of activity," notes NPR's Annalisa Quinn. Google Is Even Mapping The Fictional World Of Harry Potter. Didn't get into Hogwarts when you turned 11?

Google Is Even Mapping The Fictional World Of Harry Potter

Don't worry. Pride and Prejudice - Display news. The first edition in 'publishers' boards'.

Pride and Prejudice - Display news

A near-perfect first edition of one of the most popular novels in the English language has gone on display in Edinburgh. A new and accurate description of all the direc...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read. A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature.

10 October 2013Last updated at 08:51 ET Munro won the Man Booker International Prize for her entire body of work in 2009 Canadian author Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. Palaeography tutorial & competition - Rediscovering Rycote. 6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read.