Denver Book Mall Moving

Nina, one of the participants/sellers at the Denver Book Mall, commented on an old post and informed me that the operation will be moving down the street to 200 South Broadway. (That’s right before Alameda.) This is one of my favorite places to find old books to read and then freecycle, and I’ll be sure…

Story Corp Book Tour . Boulder

The Story Corp mobile studio made a stop in Denver over the summer.  During this hot week visitors stopped in, many with family and close friends, to share and reflect on life experiences.   Their audio recordings are stored at the Library of Congress.  The project is quite well known due to their weekly excerpts on NPR’s…

David Sedaris at Tattered Cover

Author David Sedaris will be at the Lower Downtown Tattered Cover this Sunday the 22nd at 2pm. His new book is titled “When You Are Engulfed In Flames.” I noticed it retails for $25.99, which I consider a substantial amount of money for a book, but maybe not so if you plan on getting it…

The Industrialized Cyclist

Thanks to a streak of non icy and slushy days I’ve been enjoying my daily bike commute uninterrupted for the past two weeks or so. Robert Hurst, author of “The Art of Urban Cycling,” and “Road Biking Colorado’s Front Range” has a new blog:  The Industrialized Cyclist. Robert shares my interest of urban geography and utility cycling.  In his blog, among…

The UnDutchables

I’ve been studying up on The Netherlands in preparation for an upcoming March trip.   As noted in my previous post I’ll be staying for two weeks in The Jordaan neighborhood, and if things go as planned we’ll be enjoying our stay in a quiet canalside apartment. One book I’ve found is “The UnDutchables: an observation of the…

Mapping London

“Hey do like maps? Me too! Those are some great maps you have on your wall.” Sorry that’s an excerpt from an inside joke. Prompt me and I’ll explain. Mapping London – Making Sense of the City is a 288 page hardcover featuring over 200 historical maps of the city of London. With detailed photos…

The New Art of Japanese Cooking

Yearning to change up the old dishes for your holiday parties and office potlucks?   Who wouldn’t like to serve some alternative fare to the standard gingerbread cookies and eggnog?  I recently perused Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s book “The New Art of Japanese Cooking.”  This Hiroshima native established his own restaurant at age 25, then moved to…