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

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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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"When at a Certain Party in NYC"

"Wherever you're from sucks / and wherever you grew up sucks." For the latest video installment from Motionpoems, Amy Schmitt designed and animated Erin Belieu's poem "When at a Certain Party in NYC."

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The Cave

This two-channel video installation by Nancy Stamatopoulou and Ash Bulayev, part of last year's Athens Video Art Festival, is inspired in part by Gertude Stein's essay “The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind.”

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Elliot, the Poet

One proud parent put together this amusing video of poet-toddler Elliot who, like all the great bards, uses "the fewest words to convey the greatest meaning."

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The Flame Alphabet

In one of the darkest book trailers in recent memory, Erin Cosgrove presents this short film based on Ben Marcus's The Flame Alphabet, published this month by Knopf. "In the beginning was the word, and it made people sick..."

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James Franco's Hart

The Broken Tower, the Hart Crane biopic writen, directed, and starring James Franco, was released this week and can now be downloaded or viewed on demand. There's been a lot of speculation about the film ever since Franco aquired the rights to Paul Mariani's biography of the same title, but at least one critic isn't impressed. Writing in Slate, Evan Hughes called the film "incredibly dull." 

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