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classicpenguin:

Coming at you in September. Just three more to go!

This Day in History - July 30, 1935 - Penguin Publishes First Paperbacks, Democratizes Literacy

willywaldo:

Happy Birthday, Penguin!

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classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguinHappy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin

Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

inacom:

The “Codex Rotundus” owes its name to its round shape. It is a small book of hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480. Thumbnails are most likely from the workshop of Dutchman Willem Date illuminator (active from 1450 to 1482). (Hildesheim Cathedral Library, Germany)

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quirkbooks:

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postcardstoauthors:

Zadie Smith is the author of 5 books, including White Teeth, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, & NW.

postcardstoauthors:

Zadie Smith is the author of 5 books, including White Teeth, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, & NW.

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foreverwithsmg:

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foreverwithsmg:

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theparisreview:

“The shadow life. He saw it everywhere—it was a kind of second sight—but what use was it? He looked back at his passenger, her face anxious, turned away. Her window misted, a single cloud. What could she possibly see?”
Read Zadie Smith’s new story “Big Week,” available, for free, through the summer.
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theparisreview:

“The shadow life. He saw it everywhere—it was a kind of second sight—but what use was it? He looked back at his passenger, her face anxious, turned away. Her window misted, a single cloud. What could she possibly see?”

Read Zadie Smith’s new story “Big Week,” available, for free, through the summer.

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“The design of a book is the pattern of a reality controlled and shaped by the mind of a writer. This is completely understood about poetry or fiction, but it is too seldom realized about books of fact. And yet the impulse which drives a man to poetry will send another man to the tide pools and force him to try to report what he finds there.”

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John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts, Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research


Monday First Sentences | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week.

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