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Blindness | Jos Saramago
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❤️❤️ Lisbon, Portugal

LittlePixels 😍 2y
qwerty_number_7 Wwooooow 2y
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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Anyone been meaning to read this? It's one of Audio Sync's free downloads this week! It's an excellent, not too gritty, story of living in a Lithuanian concentration camp during WWII.

http://www.audiobooksync.com

mom2bugnbee Loved it. 2y
Bookzombie I loved it. 2y
JaclynW Good to know! It's on my list! 2y
BookMusings @JaclynW glad to help! 2y
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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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BookHermit I find it amusing that Saunders is on this list because he has been publishing for so long but he qualifies! 2y
Jess7 Nice! 2y
BookMusings @BookHermit I thought so too! 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Posting this mostly so I can find it myself.

But it's a great article!

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/books/how-to-raise-a-reader?emc=edit_bk_20170705&...

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Loved both of these very different books. My first go with Heather O'Neill totally exceeded my expectations though!

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Every single person should read this book. It is so good. Unless you are a racist I suppose, then don't bother.

WanderingBookaneer I just finished it myself. 2y
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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All. The. Feels. So Good.

Cinfhen What did you think of the ending? (edited) 2y
BookMusings @Cinfhen not amazing. But I think it's like what the story talked about, a kind of happy middle. The acknowledgement that there are many more trials to come, but that in this moment, things are in a good place. Poppy and Aggie's make-up rings true to me, kids that age can have 180s so quickly, all any of them want is to be accepted. 2y
Cinfhen I loved the first 2/3 but once they went to Thailand I started to lose a bit of interest. I guess that's true about teens/tweens because the dance scene felt too wrapped up for me. I'm still really happy I read this story. I LOVED the grandma 2y
BookMusings @Cinfhen last 1/3 was definitely the weakest. The dance scene felt like the kid had been lectured by some authority figure or something. Poppy was supposedly the most popular girl before Thailand but it did feel a bit off. So glad I read it too. 2y
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Have you heard about this book?? OMG so fascinating! It's kind of a true crime memoir about a guy who learns that when he was a baby he was kidnapped, then two years later found abandoned and is reunited to his family.

bookishkris I've got it on my TBR. I read about it in a newsletter from my local indie. It looks great. 2y
Cinfhen Stacked! Thanks for sharing 2y
melbeautyandbooks Sounds interesting! Thanks! 2y
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The History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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Spent a cozy afternoon at the Whistler Public Library reading this gem.

Now I will have to track it down again to finish it!

ApoptyGina69 I was looking for a different book around the house and found this in a random stack. Moved it front & center! 3y
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Enjoying this stylistically, geographically, politically, etc.

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Just received my copy of this! Finally!!

I can't wait to get into it. ❤️❤️

Megabooks I loved it! 3y
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Wow I've read all three of these, plus the winners in fiction and nonfiction.

I kind of feel well read right now! 😂

#pulitzerprize

BookMusings As a side note, I actually feel like the finalists were more engaging than the winner in this case. The winner here is defs my least fave of the three. 3y
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Enjoying this immensely. I actually went out and bought it so I can browse through it and also have it for next time I go to France. 😍

Dolly Ooo! This sounds good😍 3y
mllemay I really liked this book!! 3y
BookMusings @ReadingEnvy thanks! I'll check it out! 3y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Every. Freakin. Time.
😨😭😨😭😨😭😨

AmandaL Me too! 3y
Chassie Eliza in the final song gets me every. damn. time. 😭💔 3y
Bookzombie @Chassie Me too!!! 3y
BookMusings @Chassie yup the last song, and the son dying. Yup and yup. 🙈 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Yay for bookish contests!! ❤️❤️

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
TheBookDream That movie ROCKS 3y
Suzze Great! I loved the movie! 3y
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Listening to this! Y'all should read it! Super interesting and very eye-opening!.

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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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A few fabulous novels with #deckleedge! !

Outline by Rachel Cusk
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
The tusk that did the damage by Tania James
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
We are not ourselves by Matthew Thomas

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A Long Way Home: A Memoir | Saroo Brierley
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Wonderful memoir about a man finding his way back to his roots!

#shadows @RealLifeReading

Loretta I just saw the movie. It was great! 3y
BookMusings Oooh I must see that @Loretta !! 3y
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Beautiful Books | Cyril Davenport
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A new bucket list item people! 50 beautiful bookstores around the world... I've been to two of them. Soon to be Three because 🙈🙈🙈 there is a semi local one on the list that I have never been to!!

http://bookriot.com/2017/01/30/50-must-visit-beautiful-bookstores-on-six-contine...

Tell me your fave beautiful bookstores!

Stephtck Just read this and am now craving that lemon meringue pie in a mason jar :) so good! 3y
BookMusings @Stephtck mmmmmm 😍 3y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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"It was true. The parents napped like febrile toddlers..."

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Yes. Yes we do!
❤️?❤️?❤️

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One of my faves! ❤️❤️
#readjanuary

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The Lotterys Plus One | Emma Donoghue
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Did you know about this? Emma Donoghue for 8 to 12 year olds... I just heard about it, looks like it comes out in March! 😍😍

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I can't be the only one who loves MARIO run on here!

You can add me:
9070-1947-7156

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I saw this title on the NYTimes 100 notable books list, and I love memoirs so I decided to check it out. It is a super interesting read on a subject that I don't have knowledge about. Definitely makes me want to seek out more about the area, culture, conflict etc. from both soles of the war of course!

#readharder

Cinfhen I read it, interesting! I like the author's writing style. He wrote a different book, not about war but about a mystery/scandal involving the theft of ancient Biblical scrolls. Super fascinating 3y
BookMusings @Cinfhen thanks! I will definitely check that one out. 3y
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Alex | Pierre Lematre
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I read this book while I was in Europe, translated from French. It's set in various cities in France. It was very good, and different.

#readjanuary #crimenovel #booksintranslation

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Can somebody post the #readjanuary list and tag me? There are so many pics in the tag that I can't find it!
thanks!

LeahBergen Done! ✅ 3y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen is the person I'd like most to have on my team at work 😀 3y
Stephtck I can't find it either, @BookMusings can you just text me a screenshot? 3y
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BookMusings @LeahBergen thanks so much!! 3y
BookMusings @LauraBeth definitely! 3y
LeahBergen @BookMusings You're welcome! 😀 3y
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This boooook!
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So hilarious. You have to read it!

BookMusings Very serious subject, hilarious anecdotes! 3y
annamae So good on audiobook! 3y
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Loving all the Canadian references! Timmy's, Canadian Tire, Mark's Work Wearhouse... so good in a Shakespeare reimagining.

hufflepuff_librarian I'm reading this right now too! 🤓📚 3y
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I saw this sign in a bathroom stall I made use of today.... am I wrong in thinking it unnecessary?? 😂😂😂

I might clarify that I think the weirdest thing about it is not that somebody would squat to pee, but rather that somebody made this sign to say squatting is a big ❌.

Michelle_mck If there are people/tourists from Asian countries the practice is different to ours - we have those posted all over Sydney 3y
BookMusings @Michelle_mck oh there are lots of Asian tourists and residents here in Vancouver, but wouldn't you squat over bowls or holes while keeping feet on the floor, not stand on toilet seats? I could also see squatting on your home toilet with bare feet or slippers or something... but it seems odd to think you should stand on a toilet seat. Just my first time seeing this kind of sign I guess. (edited) 3y
Michelle_mck You would think so but some people done do that, there is nothing worse than going to the 🚽 after that's happened 🤢 3y
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pppooraikul That's one of the general problems here in my country and that sign is posted inside almost all toilets. Problem is toilet seats are not made to bear the whole body weight of a grownup and there were accidents (i.e. the seat broke suddenly and the butt bled, oops) time and again. Yet some people still never learn. 🙄😂 (edited) 3y
monkeygirlsmama @BookMusings That's what you'd expect, but such is not the case. LoL I'm currently living in China, and the number of times I've seen the aftermath of this type of toilet use suggests it is very much not uncommon. 😆🤢💩 3y
Lizpixie They even had these signs in the bathrooms at the sheep station my nephews wedding was at a few months ago, so apparently it happens everywhere😬 3y
EloisaJames Interesting! 3y
Scurvygirl Working on construction sites, I have seen some portajohns that could have used this sign. 😝 3y
BookMusings @pppooraikul ohh man!! 🙈🙈 3y
BookMusings @Scurvygirl so much eww 😷 haha 3y
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Listen to Me | Hannah Pittard
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Next up...

And I am 100% sure I heard about this one from @Liberty . If not, I may need some kind of help... 😂😂

Liberty Close - Rebecca read it. 😊 3y
haileybean I've been wanting to read this one! 3y
Chrissyreadit How is it? 3y
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Reviewsbylola This one was pretty good. And definitely a quick read. 3y
BookMusings @Chrissyreadit I'm enjoying it... not sure where it's going yet but it feels like a real couple. Quick short chapters with alternating viewpoints between them :) 3y
RadicalReader @BookMusings so glad I added this book to my to be read list because books are incredible and the to be read list ever growing 3y
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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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This is a very engaging story and I did enjoy it, but I felt like it could have dug much deeper into several characters and plot lines. I wanted it to be longer!

#readharder #allpovarepoc
#litzyAtoZ #Qtitle
😍👍😍

monkeygirlsmama I wonder if this is tied in with the tv program by the same name? I've enjoyed the show. Will look up the book. 3y
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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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Heard @Liberty mention this on a recent podcast and decided to give it a go. Really enjoying it so far! ❤️#allthebooks

Liberty Not me - maybe the Got Booked podcast? Let me know how it is. 😊 3y
BookMusings @liberty Really? I don't know where I heard it then!! I must be hallucinating... 🙈🙈 lol (edited) 3y
ReadingEnvy We talked about it on Reading Envy if you listened to that maybe? 3y
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BookMusings The only other podcast I listened to around Christmas was the year in review episode of New York Times book review podcast... it must have been there 😳 3y
BookMusings Still love #allthebooks!! 3y
Liberty @BookMusings I do talk about Queen of the Night all the time, and Queen Sugar just aired as a television series, so maybe you have Queen on the brain. 👑🤘🏻 3y
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Amazing lazy Monday.... hubby brought me a latte and took the kids to the park! ❤️❤️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great day, and I've heard that book is really good! 3y
LauraJ My favorite nonfiction book from last year! 3y
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BookMusings @LauraJ it's definitely a great way to start my year 😃 3y
LeslieO This book was an answer to a Jeopardy question tonight! 3y
BookMusings @LeslieO they talk about books on Jeopardy?!?? 😍😍 3y
LeslieO @BookMusings The only category I can usually answer! 3y
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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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What a great way to start the year! This book is profound, and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read diversely.

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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So excited for all the awesome books I get to read this year!

Stephtck For most people I'd say this was ambitious;) 3y
BookMusings @Stephtck I don't think it will be a problem! 😏 3y
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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Kickin off 2017 and #readerharder2017 with the LGBTQ author... I've been meaning to read this for a while!! 😁😁 🏳️‍🌈

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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#botm I was counting on you for Roxane Gay's new book!!! 😭😭😭😭

Reviewsbylola That's how I felt when they didn't have the new Peter Swanson. 😭 3y
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And my 8 year old son's version!

Reviewsbylola That is adorable. Love! 3y
LeahBergen Aww! 😍 3y
Well-ReadNeck ❤❤❤❤❤ 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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My kids and me, foolin' around with the new gel pens!

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The books I read this month... 19 of them.

5 were non fiction, the rest were fiction.
Only two five star reads this month: The Nix, and Girl Waits With Gun. Though, All My Puny Sorrows and Alexander Hamilton were close.

I'm not done Ginny Gall yet, but will be by tomorrow!

Finish 2016 strong Littens! ❤️❤️

Megabooks The Nix was one of my 5🌟 reads too! Great month! 3y
Reviewsbylola So excited for The Nix! 3y
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Ginny Gall | Charlie Smith
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Anyone read this? Just started it and it's already made me cry... really enjoying it.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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Great sale! I picked up Geek Love, The Sellout, Brother I'm Dying and Invisible Man got the Whole World Watching. 😍📚😍📚😍📚

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irre I'm reading Invisible Man... right now and it's great! 3y
Megabooks IMGTWWW is one of my fav nonfiction from this year! 3y
jessberk13 Where is this sale?! 3y
Cinfhen Please share the site 🙂 3y
BookMusings @jessica this is Audible 3y
BookMusings @Cinfhen sorry! It's Audible :) 3y
BookMusings @Ebooksandcooks I've been wanting to read it forever! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks!!! When it comes to audio books I rely on my library 🤓💕but the sale looks awesome and your selections are 🔥 3y
Copwithabook I'm so addicted to audible! 3y
BookMusings @Copwithabook right!?! Never too many audiobooks! 3y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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I know I am too late for the contest, but I thought my #bookofthemonth ribbon would be perfect for the beautiful copy of Peter Pan we bought for the kids when we were in London!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Lacythebookworm Great idea for the ribbon! I wish I would have thought of wrapping a book gift with it! 🎁👍 3y
britt_brooke Pretty! 3y
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Listening to this over the past few days after watching Moana with my kids, then realizing Lin Manual Miranda, who wrote the songs for the movie, is also The creator of Hamilton the musical!! Love Moana and its soundtrack, Love the Hamilton soundtrack, loving this book. Now if only I could see the show without paying an arm and a leg! ❤️❤️

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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How did I not know about this!!! Squeeee! Comes out the first Tuesday in January!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Eyglo The hardcover is already out! 🤗🤗 You can order it on amazon or bookdepository! 3y
Stephtck How did I know about this and you didn't? 3y
BookMusings I've been out of the book bubble @Stephtck 3y
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BookMusings @Eyglo really!! Sweet! 😍😍 3y
Stephtck Cruising through Europe will do that to you @BookMusings 3y
BookMusings @Stephtck and apparently she has her TED talk coming out in print in April, and her memoir FINALLY in June!! 3y
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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AUDIOBOOK RECOMMENDATION

This narrator is seriously awesome. I don't know if he consulted with the author to achieve the tone of each of the characters, but man I am thoroughly entertained. Rivals my favourite audio narration- Where'd You Go Bernadette?

Also, tell me your fave audiobook narrations! I want to listen to them.

Megabooks It is incredible narration!! 3y
BBooks Anything Neil Gaiman narrates, which he narrates all his own books. Ocean at the End of the Lane or Neverwhere are great! 3y
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irre I just bought this audio. Can't wait to get to it!! 3y
Amandajoy The narration on this one was spot on. It was the first time I really understood what a good narrator could bring to a book. 3y
Victoria_C Not sure if my favorite but I loved the multi-person narration in World War Z. (edited) 3y
Well-ReadNeck The same narrator (Ari Fliakos) read The Whites and it was great!! 3y
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This book got me right back sucked into Serial's case about Adnan Syed. I pretty much spent the entire week binge listening to the entire first season of the Undisclosed podcast. 30 episodes. 🙈🙈🙈

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Lamb | Bonnie Nadzam
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OMG this book is not fair! So crazy tense until the very freaking end. GAH!! 😁😁😁

gibblr Sounds creepy 3y
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The Merchant of Venice | William Shakespeare, John Russell Brown
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And inside the Acqua Alta bookshop. Everything is up high or on something that floats, because of the flooding of the city each year during higher than normal tides.

I sadly didn't get a pic but there is actually a gondola filled with books in this store!

tpixie Wow 😳 3y
GatheringBooks i was at this place a few months back (june) and i wrote about it in my book hunting expedition post here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2016/10/02/bhe-229-book-hunting-in-venice-libreria-ac... - isn't it amazing? 3y
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