Anne Boleyn purportedly handed this miniature book of psalms, which contain a portrait of Henry VIII, to one of her maids of honour when on the scaffold in 1536. This precious manuscript is owned by The British Library.
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
“It’s a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it’s healthy that people should have this experience.”—Aldous Huxley
Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the preeminent intellectuals of his time, City Lights says.
“A humanist, pacifist, and satirist, he later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism and became well known for his use of psychedelic drugs. We pay homage to his legacy with some reading suggestions on the topic of psychedelics.”
The Strangest College Courses In America
At Georgetown University you can study The Philosopy of Star Trek.
“This course is basically an introduction to certain topics in metaphysics and epistemology philosophy, centered around major philosophical questions that come up again and again in Star Trek” the course listing says.
Or you can study ‘Daytime Serials: Family and Social Roles’, ‘Joy of Garbage’, ‘Cyberporn and Society’, ‘Daytime Serials: Family and Social Roles’, or ….
Motorbooks Debuts The MotorbooksMobile
The world’s leading transportation book publisher, Motorbooks, an imprint of the Quayside Publishing Group, is hitting the road in a renovated bookmobile to bring books directly to their targeted readers at the places they gather to celebrate their passion.
“Transportation enthusiasts—whether they are hot rodders, motorcyclists, racers, sports car fans—are keenly aware and appreciative of sharp design, quality form and thoughtful presentation. A beautiful, printed book is all of those things,” says Zack Miller, Motorbooks’ publisher.