Friday Whatnot: August 7, 2015

In The Orpheus Clock, Simon Goodman discusses his single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their legacy. In this video, he discusses the resistant received from the art world when he first began this endeavor, and why he persisted. “I’m trying to make the family I never knew as alive as possible… they deserve a voice.”

If you pledged a per-mile amount to one of the organizations associated with ‘Chuck’s Big Ride’ it’s my understanding that you will not receive an invoice. Instead, Chuck Robinson explained how to donate directly to each organization on his blog. (And he also gives details about each day of the journey, including the dog attack at mile 1480.4 that ended the ride early.)

You might remember that I followed along with the StoryMap tool. Here’s a look at the StoryMap for Chuck’s Big Ride.

Peter Makin, owner of Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Mich., was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered earlier this week in this piece: At Some Stores, Readers Can Go Get A Refund For ‘Watchman’. Have a listen:

The United States Post Office issued a stamp featuring Flannery O’Connor around the same time FSG reissued all of the author’s fiction with new covers designed by Charlotte Strick and painted by June Glasson. When the design of the postage stamp received some criticism, FSG decided to offer their take on a stamp redesign as well. Here’s the full interview with Charlotte Strick about the project.

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Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay