Your average American reads five books a year, and there are about 328,000 titles in print annually. You do the math.

Your average American reads five books a year, and there are about 328,000 titles in print annually. You do the math.

Follow @moreverbs on Instagram  for books, illustrations, bookstores, libraries and possibly the occasional cat.

When Rolling Stone showed up in my mailbox the other day, it was brittle and yellowed and 41 years out of date. Perhaps I'm obsessed, but in order to better understand Hunter Thompson I wanted to read some of his work as it was published originally. [blog]

When out-of-work reporter Yuri Realman is approached by a government employee spouting conspiracy theories about a plot to control the world's resources, he reacts with the appropriate level of skepticism. But as evidence mounts, the two are plunged into a dangerous game of Washington intrigue and Realman is forced to admit that his mysterious new friend may really be onto something. 

Replicated Detritus is a series of 10 postcards created from the fading papers of a more tactile world: encyclopedias, comic books, card catalogs, maps, newspapers, stamps.

Sure, the U.S. Postal Service may be on it's last legs, but there's still time for a shot of nostalgia. Who doesn't like opening the mailbox to find actual contact with a real human being? 

Blog: A $10 Miro and a forger on the run.

Blog: A $10 Miro and a forger on the run.

NPR's new 2014 book concierge is more addictive than one might think. "Concierge" is a bit of a misnomer, and sadly the name under-sells just how addictive the site can be.. 

Introducing: The Bates Boxes

Introducing: The Bates Boxes

Blog: Strange images after breakfast ...

Blog: Strange images after breakfast ...

Blog: A new way to tell a story?

Blog: A new way to tell a story?

Bates Box #1 - The Redwoods

Observations from a walk thru the Redwoods in northern California. Or: descriptions of a battlefield-wasteland overseen by giants, and the mournful end of a dream.

How a Thing Dies: storycards

How a Thing Dies: storycards

Washington, D.C., postcards

Washington, D.C., postcards

First batch of Bulwer-Lytton entries!

First batch of Bulwer-Lytton entries!

New Favorite Website of the Day: Libraries as Incubator

New Favorite Website of the Day: Libraries as Incubator

A Midnight Stroll: a new kind of story

A Midnight Stroll: a new kind of story

Twelve Dreams: a transcription

Twelve Dreams: a transcription

Gift suggestion for the time-traveling editor ...

Bates Box #2 - Chapter 1

Sure, things have gone wrong. But what actually happened? And which is really the story?

Case of the Missing Sandwich; a manuscript

Case of the Missing Sandwich; a manuscript

Can This Typeface Help Dyslexic Readers?

Can This Typeface Help Dyslexic Readers?

A new project in California is preserving book notations.

A new project in California is preserving book notations.

Conspiratorial eBook (Amazon link)

Conspiratorial eBook (Amazon link)

Blog Weirdness: A Mystery?

Blog Weirdness: A Mystery?

Drawing by Dana Ellyn; "She's a looker. Look out."

Drawing by Dana Ellyn; "She's a looker. Look out."

The Mass

The Mass