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ONCE IN AUGUST

  Click to watch "Once in August", an excellent one-hour documentary about Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood, made in 1984 by Michael Rubbo and shot at the Atwood family summer house surrounded by lakes and woods. Canoes, cabins, campfires, and the attempt to unravel Atwood's motivations as an artist abound in a perfect, dusk-lit, late summer mood piece. From the National Film Board of Canada's incredible website.

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STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: ISABEL FRY

  Isabel Fry is an English-born student who's been helping us out in the shop while on her summer break. We couldn't let her go back to school (and away from us, alas!) without getting her book recommendation, with a few extra suggestions for enjoying her selection as part of our ongoing series...

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SUMMER READING LIST: CHRISTINE NELSON

  Christine Nelson is the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Her all-Brontë reading list is related to a Brontë show she's preparing for the library, & she even shot these books with a dress of Charlotte Brontë's as a background!

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SUMMER READING LIST: Amanda El-Khoury & Lindsay Levita

  Lindsay Levita and Amanda El-Khoury own Cornell Florists, a Chicago-based floral studio and shop. We learned about them through their Instagram feed, which displays their sensibilities beautifully. Their work can be as poetic and lush as a painting by Fantin-Latour or as graceful and spare as an Ellsworth Kelly drawing. We're excited to get a look at their inspirations...

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