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 A bookstore gets a new cover

The new facade of the Pioneer Bookstore in Provo, Utah is all about the books.

In less than a week a group of decorative artists transformed the dreary storefront into a welcoming entrance covered in books.

As to where the impetus for such a biblio-facade came from, look no further than the Kansas City Library which then led to one in the Ukraine.

Previously on Book Patrol:
From Kansas City with Love: Painted Library Facade Makes its Way to Russia
The Book Wall at the Kansas City Public Library

Piece in the Daily Herald: Judging a bookstore by its cover: Pioneer Book gets facelift

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fotojournalismus:

The Daily Life of the Uyghurs in Kashgar (July/August 2014)

China’s Muslim Uyghur ethnic group faces cultural and religious restrictions by the Chinese government. Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer offers a rare glimpse into daily life in Kashgar following recent unrest. In the last week of July, nearly 100 people have been killed in Xinjiang Province in what authorities say is terrorism, but exiled Uyghur groups and human rights activists say the government’s repressive policies in Xinjiang have provoked unrest, a claim Beijing denies. Kashgar, where Getty photographer Kevin Frayer made these pictures, is at the heart of all this

Photos by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.

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theparisreview:

“For me, comedy is about the disruption of power. It’s about taking the formal and informalizing it, taking the informal and formalizing it. That’s the power that Georgia understands, and that’s the way they’ve been able to live, to stay sane—by turning their suffering upside down, turning what they have no control over upside down.”
Norman Rush and Marco Roth interview Christina Nichol on her debut novel, Waiting for the Electricity, the direction of the comic novel, and fiction’s bearing on foreign policy.

theparisreview:

“For me, comedy is about the disruption of power. It’s about taking the formal and informalizing it, taking the informal and formalizing it. That’s the power that Georgia understands, and that’s the way they’ve been able to live, to stay sane—by turning their suffering upside down, turning what they have no control over upside down.”

Norman Rush and Marco Roth interview Christina Nichol on her debut novel, Waiting for the Electricity, the direction of the comic novel, and fiction’s bearing on foreign policy.

 

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This article was originally published by the PNN in Bethlehem in 2008. I’ve added some personal thoughts and reflections,which did not appear in the original, inside brackets.

Ramallah / Palestinian News Network- Armed with a box of black spray paint and a camera, Yousef…