Thinking Outside the Book

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Thinking Outside the Book: This week The Reading Life's Susan Larson and producer George Ingmire begin a new series, Thinking Outside the Book, about the unusual uses and pleasures of books in readers' lives.

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This week on Thinking Outside the Book: We travel to the basement and carriage house of Latter Library to talk with Dixon Stetler, executive director of Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

This week, Thinking Outside the Book visits with New Orleans painter/illustrator Michael Deas, who has illustrated books, created book jackets, and is the artist behind postage stamps of such literary luminaries as Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allan Poe, Katharine Anne Porter, Thornton Wilder, and Thomas Wolfe, as well as Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart. Deas has a particular passion for Edgar Allan Poe.

This week: Producer George Ingmire and I begin a new series, Thinking Outside the Book, about the unusual uses and pleasures of books in readers' lives. First up: A visit with Eli Boyne, library associate at Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Rare Book Department, who shows us a Noble Fragment of a Gutenberg Bible.