My favorite finds from around the web:
• Shea Serrano Unleashes Indie Love on Carmichael’s Bookstore. This is such a cool story about my local indie. (The Shelf Awareness version I link to is gentle, but if you start clicking the links within that link you’ll quickly encounter language that would make a pirate blush.)
• Six portraits on display deepen the mystery of Jane Austen. “One might think that the portraits, taken together, would give viewers a more robust sense of the author—at least in terms of her physical appearance. Instead, they highlight just how enigmatic she has become in the years since her death.”
• How real books have trumped ebooks. The short answer: publishers started making the physical goods really, really beautiful. “It feels like we’re living through a special moment in the history of book design and beautiful books are everywhere.”
• 10 built-in bookshelves that did it right. All the heart eyes for this one.
On the blog:
One year ago: Two questions to refine your personal style.
Two years ago: Seasons of crazy, seasons of growth.
Three years ago: Self-awareness makes everything better. For the personality junkies.
Four years ago: This summer, I’m saying YES.
Five years ago: What do you want from me? On good friends and better conversations.
Six years ago: Best book you’ve never heard of on… fertility?! The first entry in the “best book you’ve never heard of” series.
Have a great weekend!