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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 21st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Providing safe haven for animals a labor of love What the Children Services Levy means Guilty plea for drug trafficking Gator’s open for business Warren schools looks at 5-year forecast Top Headlines Poll: […]

TEAR DOWN THAT WALL…

October 20th, 2014

Previously…

THE VAULTS SHOULD BE READING ROOMS…

October 20th, 2014

Munro’s, Victoria, Canada: In 1963 Jim Munro and his first wife, the Nobel-winning short story-writer Alice Munro, opened a bookshop in a narrow space near Victoria’s movie theatres. Now Munro’s is in a neo-classical building designed for the Royal Bank of Canada in 1909. “They keep their overstock in the old bank’s vaults,” says Campbell.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 20th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Fire crews practice techniques on donated structure Career Center project finally sold Fall fun for all on the farm Paying it forward: School volunteer finds job rewarding WSCC offers honors program to new students Top Headlines Poll: What do you do with your leftover Halloween […]

NOW THIS IS THE LIFE…

October 19th, 2014

The Book Barge, Lichfield (and environs), England: This 60-feet narrow boat, which is also a bookshop, has toured the canals of Britain since 2011, along with bookshop rabbit Napoleon Bunnyparte. “Owner Sarah Henshaw has just bought a plot of land in France and is determined to take Le Book Barge across the sea,” says Campbell.

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

October 19th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News MasqueRave Heritage Day draws visitors Wood early voting starts Wednesday W.Va. political figure, doctor Gillespie dies North Hills has field of nine candidates Top Headlines Poll: Was it appropriate for outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly to sit with Washington Redskins owner Dan […]

AND THE ESPRESSO MACHINE IS WHERE…?

October 18th, 2014

Libreria Palazzo Roberti, Bassano del Grappa, Italy: This bookshop is in an 18th-century palazzo which sprawls over three floors, with grand frescos by Giovanni Scajaro, a student of Giambattista Tiepolo. It also regularly hosts photography exhibitions and classical concerts.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 18th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Food safety Local Democrats rally at dinner Woman awaits sentencing for drug trafficking Call of duty in Marietta 130 years in city; roots in Harmar Top Headlines Poll: What’s your level of confidence in the government’s response to Ebola? My confidence is high that we […]

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON READING…

October 17th, 2014

Barter Books, Alnwick, England: “With lines of poetry written along its shelves, and model trains running along the top of the bookcases, this is a bit of a booklover’s dream”, says Campbell. This giant shop is also where the second world war poster campaign that nobody ever saw, Keep Calm and Carry On, was uncovered.

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 17th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Breast cancer Marietta firm helps famed QB Custodian foils school break-in No Ebola screening at local airport Council opts for hearing on oil, gas lease Top Headlines Poll: How would you react if […]

EBOLA COULD TAKE US ALL BEFORE 2016…!

October 16th, 2014

Twin Peaks returns: will it answer all our questions?

OUR FANTASIES SAP OUR MOTIVATION…

October 16th, 2014

[P]icturing an imaginary glass of water might make people less motivated to get up and head to the watercooler or the tap in order to quench their real, non-imaginary thirst. This conclusion is precisely the reverse of one of the central tenets of pop psychology: the idea that picturing the future you desire makes it […]

A BOOKMOBILE FOR THE MASSES…

October 16th, 2014

Tell a Story, Portugal: The concept of Tell A Story is as simple as it is effective: a bookshop in a van. The project aims to promote Portuguese literature, in English, to tourists. The team travels around the country and also sells pens and postcards so people can write stories for their friends and so […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 16th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Hearing in murder-for-hire case A place in history Traffic delays likely for a week at Pike, Seventh, Greene Business impact of legal pot is discussed Zombies invading Harmar Top Headlines Poll: Should marijuana laws be loosened in Ohio? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

SECONDHAND MEANS BOOKS WITH CHARACTER…

October 15th, 2014

The Bookshop, Wigtown, Scotland: The biggest second-hand store in Scotland has a mile of shelving and over 100,000 books. It also has a lovely story: “Jessica Fox worked for NASA in LA, loved books and had always wanted to visit Scotland. She Googled ‘Secondhand bookshop, Scotland’, and this was the first to pop up. She […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 15th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News True blue friends Delta Queen may return to river Lots of ballot issues in area counties PUCO urges propane customers to stock up Theater inspires filmmaker Top Headlines Poll: Do you think fracking is responsible for many of Ohio’s recent earthquakes? Great pictures of Marietta… […]

HAVE CAT RENTALS BECOME A THING…?

October 14th, 2014

Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece In 2004, two Oxford students were on holiday in Santorini, got drunk and decided to open a bookshop. Despite niggling doubts once they sobered up, after graduating they filled up a van and drove back. They run a small printing press in the back room and have signs saying you can […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 14th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Costume choices Towns avoid Friday for Trick or Treat Smoke alarm does its job Oil, gas firms eye Morgan Co. site for HQ Black bear killed after hit-skip wreck Top Headlines Poll: What do you give trick or treaters? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going […]

IF I COULD NEVER GO OUT OF DOORS AGAIN…

October 13th, 2014

Leakey’s, Inverness, Scotland This independent second-hand bookshop, opened in 1979, is in an old Gaelic church in Inverness: “It’s huge, with a log fire”, says Campbell. It also happens to be one of novelist Ali Smith’s favourite places – “she used to work at a cafe down the road as a teenager and would spend […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 13th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Fall foliage tour Apple Butter Stir-Off in Belpre Paying it forward: Woman’s volunteer work impressive Victorian mourning: Unique event at The Castle remembers native son Great Bowls of Fire a success for organizations […]

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