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MOMA Opens Archives & Sells Rare Books: Today In Books

MOMA Opens Archives & Sells Rare Books

MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is digging into its archives and selling rare art books since the museum has been closed during the pandemic. “Many of these books—focused on the fields of art, photography, architecture, and more—are in excellent condition and renowned for their high production values.” Check out the, so far, 119 books priced between $25 to $2,500.

As You Wish

Disney+ is blessing us with the gem of a movie The Princess Bride, which it will add to the streaming service on May 1st. You can watch the adorable Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and Westley (Cary Elwes) reveal the news. And if you’ve never read the novel by William Goldman that the film is adapted from, now is an excellent time to get lost in that world–there’s so much more detail and story!

More Time To Read The Shortlist

The Booker Prize Foundation announced it was postponing announcing the winner for the International Booker Prize award due to *gestures wildly at world* causing major disruptions in publishing and readers having a hard time getting copies of the shortlist. So we have more time to get a copy and read the excellent works up for the prize: The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar (anonymous translator); The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh); Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann (translated by Ross Benjamin); Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor (translated by Sophie Hughes);The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder); The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (translated by Michele Hutchison).