These books in an espresso bar near Grand Central Station are just images, but it still creates an amazing atmosphere.
Called D’espresso, the interior has been rotated 90 degrees so that one wall features herringbone-pattern wooden flooring while the opposite wall will have pendent lights protruding horizontally.
A photograph of bookshelves printed on custom tiles will line the floor, end wall and ceiling.
Are you a Page Turner?
What is Project Bookmark? This is from their website:
Project Bookmark Canada marks the places where the real and imagined landscapes meet by placing text from imagined stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes take place. We’re building a network of hundreds of Bookmark around the country, so that residents and visitors can read their way across Canada.
The Atlantic Book Awards Society has just posted the events for the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival. We hope to see you at some of the Halifax Events!
Visit the Atlantic Book Awards Website for updates and the whole Maritime schedule.
Friday May 10
3:30 pm: Children’s Art Workshop with Sydney Smith, illustrator of Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch, at the Tantallon Public Library
Saturday May 11
2:30 pm: Cindy Day recalls the wisdom of her grandmother’s weather related sayings, captured in her book Grandma Says at the Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax
Monday May 13
7:00 pm: Joan Dawson reads from her book, Nova Scotia’s Historic Rivers: The Waterways That Shaped the Province, Antigonish Heritage Museum
Tuesday May 14
7:00 pm: Historic Writing Panel with finalists P.B. Waite (In Search of R.B. Bennett), Nicholas Tracy (Master and Madman: The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN), Laurie Glenn Norris and Barbara Thompson (Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery), Spring Garden Road Memorial Library, Halifax
Wednesday May 15
10:00 am: Children’s Art Workshop with Sydney Smith, illustrator of Toes in My Nose and Other Poems, Bedford Public Library
5:30 pm: The Role of the Publisher: Join this year’s nominees of the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award as they discuss all elements of the publishing process, with publishers Terrilee Bulger (Nimbus Publishing and the Acorn Press), Susanne Alexander (Goose Lane Editions) and Managing Editor Patrick Murphy (Nimbus Publishing) at Just Us Café, 5896 Spring Garden Road
Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg
Survival Facts: If you were a third class passenger, your chance of survival was 25 percent
First class passengers had a 62 percent survival rate. Second class passengers had a 41 percent survival rate. The crew had a 24 percent survival rate.
Fun Fact: What happened to the iceberg?
Bonus: Images of the Titanic wreck made by stitching together hundreds of optical and sonar images collected by robots via Scientific American Woods Whole Oceanographic Institute, and National Geographic.
Image: April 16, 1912 edition of the New York Times.
Of the 328 bodies found, why were some buried at sea?
Who was the unknown child of the Titanic?
What exactly was Halifax’s role in the recovery operarations?
On the recent anniversary of the famous disaster, we’ve compiled a short list of informative books about the Titanic. Read first-hand accounts of the disaster, find out about the role Halifax played in the recovery effort, and find out more about this historical tragedy in these books:
Halifax and Titanic
The story of Titanic’s tragic sinking on April 15, 1912, has been told countless times in films and books, inscribing it into popular culture as perhaps the best-known disaster of all-time. When Titanic went down off the coast of Newfoundland, the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the base from which recovery operations were mounted. Eventually, 337 bodies were recovered, the majority of them by ships dispatched from Halifax. Of this total, 128 were buried at sea and 209 were delivered to Halifax—150 of those buried in three Halifax cemeteries. They remain there to this day, the largest number of Titanic graves in the world, cared for in perpetuity by the city and visited by thousands of people each year.
On the one-hundredth anniversary of Titanic’s sinking, author John Boileau examines the relationship between the city and the unprecedented tragedy. This illustrated history includes over 100 historical photographs of the people and places involved in Halifax’s sombre recovery effort.
For eighty-five years dozens of victims of one of the most famous ships in history rested quietly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, until the 1997 film Titanic created a renewed interest in the burial sites. Visitors to Halifax have many questions about the city’s connection to the infamous ship. Of the 328 bodies found, why were some buried at sea? Why were 59 bodies sent elsewhere for burial and the rest buried in Halifax? Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards answers those questions while telling the intriguing and little-known story of the 150 passengers and crew who were buried in the port city of Halifax. Using official reports and newspaper articles, author Blair Beed provides an outline of life on board the Titanic, describes society as it was in 1912, and highlights the care for the dead taken by the crews of the recovery ships and those who met them on arrival in Halifax. This revised edition, with two new chapters and an updated design, is an important addition to any Titanic library.
Edited by Logan Marshall
Originally published in 1912, The Sinking of the Titanic was an instant bestseller and remains an important account of the most famous marine disaster in history. Based on the personal testimony of Titanic survivors, this book tells in remarkable detail the complete history of Titanic—from the vessel’s construction to departure from Southampton, to the collision, ensuing panic, and ultimate sinking. The chronicle includes first-hand accounts of many of the survivors, and concludes with the efforts in New York and Halifax to deal with the aftermath of the tragedy. Illustrated throughout, this reprint contains the original drawings and photos of the “Great Ship” and some of its passengers—both those who survived to tell their remarkable tales, and those who perished on that fateful April night.
Here’s the full list of Nimbus Books about the Titanic