Issue of April 15, 2012

Tax week is always a bit stressful, so take some time to come in and enjoy what we have for you this week.

Books of Hours are antiquarian ones that were created for religious purposes. The most spectacular, art-wise, are those that were hand illuminated, but Gillian Polack wanted to go beyond that into understanding them, their uses, and the reasons only some became the beautiful objects we admire today in Reading a Book of Hours.

Continuing his look at biopics, Carl Rollyson now explains the differences and reasons that fact fudging in film is acceptable while in biography facts are instead a treasured resource and handled “with reverence” in  Biopics: The Sequel.

From January through April 15, it sometimes seems as if bookstores are outshoots of the IRS with the tax guides spilling over shelves and counters. Lauren Roberts was curious to know how books that have something to do with taxes (as a theme) but are not guides stacked up in various categories in Books Are Taxing!

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