The Secret Life Of Books
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We love books. We take them to bed with us. We display them on our bookshelves. We write our names in them. They weigh down our suitcases when we go on holiday. We take them for granted. But there's much more to them than meets the eye.
From how books feel and smell, to burned books, banned books and books that create nations, The Secret Life of Books is about everything beyond the words on a page. It's about how books - and readers - have evolved over time. And about how books still have the power to change our lives.
Unfortunately, the police feel differently and remind Sam that vigilantism is illegal. And in case the reminder is not enough to underscore his exercises in futility, when Sam wakes up most mornings after a night of crusading, he has bruises and cuts to show that being a real-life superhero is vastly different than being a comic-book one.
Gone are the days of crazed Victorian book collectors trimming out marginalia to fit a binding style or removing traces of previous ownership in their quest for a pristine copy! Now, the most expensive books in the world are explicitly valued because of their ownership, and entire research projects are dedicated to establishing the meaning of a smudge or the doodling habits of a reader.
Ever wondered what happens inside the bookstore when the last staff member turns the key for the night? Thanks to Sean Ohlenkamp, an associate creative director at Lowe Roche Advertising in Toronto, and about 25 volunteers, we now know!
This two minute stop-motion animation was shot inside Type Books in Toronto.Sean Ohlenkamp says, "After doing a single bookcase, I had a pretty good idea what I was getting into, but I don't think any of my volunteers did. The way it worked was we got in there at 6 p.m. when the store closed, with my small army of volunteers, and we worked until 10 a.m. the next day, shelving, reshelving, moving, animating, dancing books all night long.""This hit a nerve. It really struck a chord," says Type Books owner Joanne Saul. "The video is just so incredibly whimsical and magical. I think that is what Sean was getting at, that there is this secret life of book. People love books. That's the kind of outpouring that we're seeing."
USA Today has published its list of the bestselling books of the first half of 2014, and one thing is perfectly clear: the list is dominated by titles aimed at young adults. Some sales are undoubtedly fueled by recent film versions of the books ("The Fault Is In Our Stars" by John Green, "Divergent," by Veronica Roth, and "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, for instance.) Overall, however, there's no denying the fact that young adult titles are the trend du jour.
KS: My work Scape is made of 200 panels of plywood that are 2.4 metres tall. A piece like that goes through three stages before any marks are even made on it. It must have location holes marked into it. Every panel is discreetly numbered and sanded. And it has to be made structurally sound. My books are all rotation drilled and have internal mechanisms in place to keep them stable. There might be two or three weeks of handling every component individually and thinking through that process before carving starts.
KS: The books might age slightly, go yellow or fade perhaps, but for me the work never changes because the shadows cast by the carving are always the same. The forms that have been removed persist. The exact part of the work that is not there is actually the most permanent part of the work.
Are you a bookseller who would like to know more about the publishing industry? If so, why not join the Pan Macmillan Publishing Mentorship Programme so you can Discover the Secret Life of Books?
Learn how we decide which books to publish and how editors turn a manuscript into a finished book. Understand the processes behind cover design and book production. Find out how an author gets on TV or into the broadsheets, and how a book ad gets into a train station. Discover how books are sold into retailers and wholesalers, how the supply chain works, and much more!
How many hours each week?The course itself will run every Tuesday morning from 9am-10am and sessions will be recorded. There will be an opportunity to attend other virtual meetings as and when. We anticipate no more than 2 hours each week that you can fit around your bookselling commitments.
Thank you for supporting these lofty goals. Your choice sustains a family business with over 500 local booksellers, and allows us to follow our passion for getting the right books into the right hands, 365 days a year.
Set in 1964 in the fictitious town of Sylvan, South Carolina, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a 14-year-old white girl, Lily Melissa Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. Lily lives in a house with her abusive father, whom she refers to as T. Ray. They have a no-nonsense maid, Rosaleen, who is a mother figure for Lily.
Lily attempts to tell August the truth but is interrupted by Zach, who takes her for a honey run. They stop at a store to pick up a few things. Zach gets arrested after one of his friends, who they had met at the store, throws a coke bottle at a white man and none of them will tell who did it. Zach and his friends are arrested and put in jail. The Boatwright house decides not to tell May in fear of an unbearable emotional episode. The secret does not stay hidden for long and May becomes catatonic with depression. May leaves the house and goes missing. August, June, Lily and Rosaleen go looking to find her and end up find her lying dead in the river with a rock on her chest. It looks to be a suicide, due to May's depression from Zach being arrested.
Fiennes also directed this film from last year, which dramatised the real-life affair between a middle-aged Dickens and the 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). While it was somewhat criticised for its deliberate pace, Fiennes received plaudits for bringing a complex and sanguine portrait of the author to the screen.
This year's lecture is delivered by Professor Tom Mole from Durham University, author of The Secret Life of Books: Why they mean more than words (2019). We use books for many things besides reading. They help shape our identities as individuals and groups, and display those identities to others. They get tangled up in our relationships when given as gifts, they mark milestones in our lives, and they even become casualties of war.
Rena Ortega is an illustrator, designer, and explorer of the world. Inspired by nature and her passion for books and travel, she has specialized in powerful watercolor illustrations of whales, nature, and maps. She has worked for Penguin Random House and National Geographic Traveler. Her work about whales has been exhibited at the Húsavík Whale Museum, Iceland.
Books enhance our lives because, metaphorically speaking, books themselves have a life. And now, thanks to this illuminating work by Tom Mole, we understand that paper books have another life, a secret life, a life that deepens our personal lives, and calms some chaos in our swiftly-changing culture. The Secret Life of Books is enchanting as it reassuringly persuades us that the future of paper books will be long, unpredictable, and bright.
Parents need to know that The Secret Life of Pets is a clever, engaging adventure about what our dogs, cats, birds, and other domesticated creatures get up to when we're not around. In the movie's case, it involves quite a bit of danger and peril -- which isn't what was showcased in the movie's promotional campaign. Main characters Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) are frequently chased, sometimes on foot and sometimes in cars/vans/buses, which bang into things, crash, and catch on fire. They also dodge Animal Control officers; navigate dank, gloomy sewers; face off against an enormous viper and other predators/angry animals; and confront each other via barking, growling, yelling, and more. Animals discuss killing people (one anti-human animal character is impressed when others claim to have offed their former owners and detail how they did it). At one point it looks like a main character may not survive, and one bad guy dies in an altercation. There's some bodily function humor (a Chihuahua pees on the floor in excitement, dogs sniff each other's rear ends, etc.), a fair bit of insult language ("dumb," "stupid," "weirdo," "idiots," "cry baby," etc.), and one use of swear stand-in "holy schnitzel." But underlying all this are positive messages about friendship, teamwork, perseverance, and empathy -- as well as the futility of revenge and the importance of being open to new friends and the experiences that life brings. Max and Duke's relationship could particularly resonate with blended families and/or those dealing with sibling issues.
Living the good life in a New York City apartment, Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) considers himself the luckiest dog in the world at the start of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS. But he gets upset when his beloved human, Katie (Ellie Kemper), brings home his giant, shaggy new "brother," Duke (Eric Stonestreet), from the shelter. Things get even worse for Max when he and Duke end up lost and collarless. After getting nabbed by Animal Control, they find themselves at the mercy of Snowball (Kevin Hart), a maniacal bunny with a grudge against humanity who leads an underground army of unwanted former pets. Max and Duke do their best to make it back to Katie, but it will take help from a group of Max's friends -- led by determined Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) -- for them to successfully elude Snowball and his goons.
Tarlo begins her voyage into the secretive world of hair by exploring its long history linked with global trade in the late nineteenth century at a time of rapid colonial expansion. The historical entanglements of elaborate French hairpieces of the nineteenth century and our modern-day multi-million-pound global hair industry reveal the many complex continuities and changes in the world of hair. In this process, race, gender, class and histories all come together to shape the way human hair travels and is understood by various people today. 2b1af7f3a8