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For Members Only: Library debuts in London

The latest foray in London’s busy members only club scene is Library, a book-centered destination with all the usual amenities plus a whole lot more.

It also offers a  boutique hotel on the premises and ”The Kitchen” which will feature rotating menus influenced by the latest cookbooks and will even have the author/chef  occasionally come in and cook. Then there is “Room Seven” with its floor to ceiling bookshelves which will showcase a collection of reading material chosen by select current authors. 

Forbes recently spoke with Ronald Ndoro, the man behind the concept who says one of the main draws of Library will be “the impressive roster of events lined up for members including book readings, live music and literary seminars. Art consultants Tani Burns and Andrew Hancock will curate a revolving series of exhibitions and 19 Greek Street, the design agency who oversaw the interiors of the club, will host dinners for the design community.”

And on what makes the Library different he says, “Obviously the fact that we double as a boutique hotel helps us to stand out. And of course our extensive collection of books. Members can come to read, to work, for a massage, for the gym, for a meal or to sleep!”

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!. Cover by: Ingrid FrostellPrinted in: 1963, Original title: House of Shade.

2. Tom Stobart - Printed in: 1960, English title: Adventurer’s Eye.

3. Pamela Hansford Johnson - Printed in: 1964, Original title: The Humbler Creation.

4. Edna Ferber - Printed in: 1958, Original title: Giant.

5. Ernest Hemingway - Printed in: 1954, Original title: The Old Man and the Sea.

6. Sara Lidman - Printed in: 1957, English title: Cloudberry Land.

7. Lisa Hedberg - Printed in: 1960, English title: Far from the horizon.

8. Vladimir Nabokov - Printed in: 1960, Lolita.

9. Pär Rådström - Cover by: Ingrid Frostell,Printed in: 1962. English title: Summer guests / Rowing without oars.

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How Every Awful Video Game Thing Was Born

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I have only purchased one - Red Dead Redemption, Undead. It crashes my PS3 each time :-(

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The Photo of gorecorekitty as Pacific Rim’s Mako Mori has been one of our most popular entries and we’re incredibly excited to bring you even more photos of the copilot of Gypsy Danger!

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As promised, here is my feels-themed giveaway! The books/series above all have one thing in common - they made me feel something. That doesn’t necessarily mean I cried but they definitely inspired some kind of emotional response in my robot-like self. They’re also some of my favourite books. Hopefully there’s a decent enough selection for you to choose from.

5 people will be sent a book of their choice from the selection above if they’re randomly selected as winners.

Please read the following:

  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post
  • You may reblog the post as many times as you like but don’t annoy your followers too much with it
  • I would prefer if you were following me, since this giveaway is a ‘thank you’ to my followers
  • This giveaway is international, as I am purchasing books via Book Depository and they have free delivery for the majority of the world. Double check that your country is included here
  • Your inbox MUST be open. I won’t be contacting anyone via fan mail
  • Winners may also choose a sequel to the books pictured above if it’s part of a series
  • Winners may choose which edition of the book they want, so long as it is paperback and under $15 (AU). The only exception is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is over $20 and hardback. I’ll only be buying this for one person (if they want it) so I have enough for the other books, sorry! I just love it so much and want to be able to share it with at least one person, even if it’s expensive
  • One of the books, Alexander Altmann A01567 is only available as a prize for Australians, as it is unavailable on Book Depository. If Aussies would like this book, I will order it for you from Bookworld
  • If you’re not sure which book you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them and help you pick one that suits your tastes
  • No giveaway blogs
  • If you’re uncomfortable giving me your address, don’t be. I won’t be saving it or giving it out elsewhere or anything
  • The giveaway ends August 1st 12PM AEST
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator and have 48 hours to get back to me. I’m quite lenient on that but I would prefer if people replied ASAP so I can be organised
  • If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me

Good luck and happy reading, word shakers!

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“I read poetry to save time.”

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I’d rather feel nothing than this // David Foster Wallace.



I’d rather feel nothing than this // David Foster Wallace.


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Uit: Preparing Scientific Illustrations door Mary H. Briscoe.


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