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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

 

Disappearing books.
Books have been vanishing since long, long before the advent of e-books. Here are the top-ten vanished books, according to Smithsonian.com.

Maus Art
Art Spiegleman has written called Meta Maus, about making Maus, his famous graphic novel about the Holocaust, and to promote the new book he has made a video about the making of the book about the making of Maus. (c/o LA Times)

Book burners
First there were sexy fire-fighter calendars, now sexy librarians.

Free Fire
If I gave you a Kindle for free, how would that change your book buying and reading habits? So asks Giga.com.

Paper man
Robert Sabruda is a leading paper engineer. Learn how he makes stories jump off the page...literally!...in pop-up books.

Stupid, yet fascinating
Photos of stacks of books in offices. It's a bit like voyeurism, isn't it?

Regrets, we've had a few
We started this week with books that disappeared. Here are the top ten most famous books that were originally rejected by publishers.

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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