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A NY Times Paper Cuts post recently featured a growing trend amongst bibliophiles: the literary tattoo. Apparently permanently marking your body with your favorite bookish reference and then posting photos of it for all the world to see (even when the result is, well…not that great) is all the rage amongst bibliophiles. Vonnegut, Plath, Dr. Suess, and Walt Whitman seem to claim top honors for offering the “Most Tattooable Quotes”. So obviously now I want to hear from you – if you were to wear one phrase upon your skin what would it be?
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If you live in the Chicagoland area and you have never visited Oak Park’s Annual Book Fair, then you need to drop your plans and head out to Oak Park this weekend. I’ve been to my fair share of book sales and I was absolutely blown away the first year I attended this one. And I haven’t been let down since. All of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, so you will be saving money on great books and contributing to a good cause! The fair kicks off tonight from 6-10pm at Oak Park River Forest High School with a $5 admission at the door, which is a small price to pay for first dibs on the goldmine inside. The fair continues from 9-5 on Saturday with free admission. I recommend bringing your own bags/boxes, as you will almost definitely leave with more than you expect going in!