It has been a while since the last time I made one of these posts. Let's see what interesting things we have for this week.
- The German publisher Taschen enters the Hong Kong book market. They are planning on really making a mark as among their offerings is a Ferrari book that costs HK $250,000. Story via South China Morning Post.
- A profile of Colombia's "lord of books." Via The Christian Science Monitor.
- Interesting piece on Tarot's rising popularity, especially in Great Britain. Part of the reason? Worries over Brexit. Story via BBC.
- Via The Toronto Star, a story explaining why Canadian libraries have difficulties adding audiobooks to their collections. This is not just Canadian libraries. U.S. libraries face the issue too thanks to some racketeering on part of book publishers (that is a polite way to put it). This happens in Canada just as Canada overall is having a boom in people reading audiobooks.
- The story of how once Los Angeles was a destination for rare books. Via Lit Hub.
- Also via Lit Hub, some stories of interesting and amazing finds of rare books in various places.
- Via Atlas Obscura, a story on the old practice of binding old books with scraps of even older books.
- An item more to remember Anthony Bourdain. Via Open Culture, read about and find links to watch Bourdain's free show Raw Craft.