strandbooks:

This week’s New Yorker cover by Tom Gauld.

When Tom Gauld sent the first sketch for this week’s cover, “Fall Library,” we discussed a variant where the woman was holding an electronic-book reader. “But I decided against the e-reader,” Gauld says. The image “ended up having too much going on, which made it less interesting. I think the fact that she’s holding one of her millions of books is what’s nice.”

gobookyourself:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafón

For more beautiful storytelling full of twists and turns, try these…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a literary murder mystery packed full of complex character, motives and secrets.

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett for a mystery involving an antique bookshop and mysterious paintings.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield for intertwined stories of hidden family secrets about bookshops and novelists. 

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks for a reverse chronological story about a book conservator exploring the history of a Jewish illuminated text.

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