A Velocity of Being

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An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

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A Brain Pickings Best Children’s Book of the Year

“An embarrassment of riches.” –The New York Times

In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers-writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers-reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.

On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artist’s visual response. Among the diverse contributions are letters from Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerome Bruner, Shonda Rhimes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor, a pioneering oceanographer, and Italy’s first woman in space. Some of the illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic designers involved are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art Spiegelman.
This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems.
This stunning 272-page hardcover volume features a lay-flat binding to allow for greater ease of reading.

Additional information

Weight 1.278 kg
Dimensions 26 × 19.4 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

028.55 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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