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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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Alan Shapiro

At a November 2011 performance on the Murphey School Radio Show, a cross between the Grand Ole Opry and A Prairie Home Companion in Orange County, North Carolina, poet Alan Shapiro read the poem "Sick Bed." Shapiro's latest book is Night of the Republic, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt last month.

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A Little Literary Love

Valentine's Day isn't until next Tuesday, but some particularly amorous books (and booksellers) at Skylight Books in Los Angeles are already in the mood. Enjoy!

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Digital Pop-Up Book

Amaranth Borsuk's Between Page and Screen, forthcoming from Siglio Press, is an "augmented-reality" book of poems. Think of it as a digital pop-up book: Get a copy of the book (or print out a preview and try it for free at betweenpageandscreen.com), turn on your computer's webcam, and the animations will appear on your screen.

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Letterpress Printing

"Then a Ploughman said / Speak to us of Work." This video showing the process of printing a short excerpt from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet may be a wee bit slow at times, but what did you expect? It's letterpress!

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Sh*t Agents and Editors Say

It was truly inevitable that publishing folks would get a hold of this particular meme. And so, here we have it: "(The Inevitable) Sh*t Agents and Editors Say," starring agents Michelle Brower and Brandi Bowles and editor Katie McHugh.

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The Next-Generation Independent Bookstore

Kepler's Books has been operating in Menlo Park, California, since 1955. After the recent retirement of Clark Kepler, a group of people committed to the bookstore's place in the community came together to start the process of imagining what the future of Kepler's will look like. The vision, as discussed in this video, combines a nonprofit model that can offer literary events with a community-owned bookstore that will preserve the physical space.

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How to Read Poetry

How many times have you been to a poetry reading that sounds like this? Here are some helpful and hilarious tips on how not to read your poetry, from the Fishbowl Improv group.

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Henry Darger

In the Realms of the Unreal, a documentary film directed by Jessica Yu, explores the mystery of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor in Chicago who wrote perhaps the world's longest novel and became one of the most famous figures in outsider art....

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Linotype: The Film

This feature-length documentary, directed and produced by Doug Wilson, explores how the Linotype type casting machine (called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison) revolutionized printing and society and had a suprisingly powerful impact on people's lives. 

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Why Do Old Books Smell?

Good question! Watch as Richard from AbeBooks explains that the unique aroma comes from the reaction of a book's organic material to heat, light, moisture, and the chemicals used in its production. What's your favorite-smelling book?

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