the library of lost time!

Every week: two new books and an irresistible curiosity.

Sure, you have important things to do. But it takes just five minutes to learn about two upcoming book releases and something fascinating about the world.

The Library of Lost Time is a weekly video and podcast that makes procrastination a virtue. In each mini-episode — 5 minutes or less! — we share two new book releases that are at the top of our TBR. Then we delve into a book- or travel-related curiosity that's worth your time.

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A Floating Taco Bar & New Books — 13 May 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker and Book of Night by Holly Black. Then we are charmed by three short words: floating taco bar.

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INterSECTS Exhibit at NYPL & New Books — 06 May 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Siren Queen by Nghi Vo and Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story in Music Lessons by Jeremy Denk. Then we talk about an exhibit at the New York Public Library featuring art from a new graphic novel.

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Whimsical Acorn People & New Books — 29 April 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda and How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from the Moth. Then we are thoroughly charmed by artist David Bird’s whimsical figurines and photos.

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The Enduring Art of Handpainted Signs & New Books — 22 April 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: True Biz by Sara Nović and Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor. Then we discuss the fantastic artists devoted to preserving and enhancing the tradition of handpainted signs.

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Edward Gorey's Eerily Cute Art & New Books — 15 April 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon and Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li. Then we discuss the gleefully macabre writing and art of Edward Gorey.

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Dali Dinner Party & New Books — 08 April 2022

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel and The Candy House by Jennifer Egan. Then we discuss the delightful distraction of Salvador Dali’s amazing mustache and his epic dinner parties.

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Distraction of the Week

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