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Friday Links

An illustrated origin story of the book.

1. Read the first seven pages and the last seven pages. Seven ways to fake it at book club.

Your favourite TV shows imagined as YA books.

2. ANGER: ‘There are four people at my signing, Mr. Cantankerous Independent Bookseller, counting you and my wife and the barista/palm reader. You can’t even be bothered to show me how to work the microphone that I don’t need?’

The five stages of grief following the publication of one’s first book.

A literary flash mob reads passages from banned books.

The [world’s smallest book](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/worlds-smallest-book-chaplin_n_1917878.html?utm_hp_ref=books#slide=1569346

) would fit on the width of a human hair.

Commonly Banned: Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson.

Ban Instead: Rope swings over rain-swollen creeks; heartbreak.

Things to ban instead of commonly banned books.

The Instagram of Dorian Gray.

You can bind your own book at this gallery.

‘Apparently, the Concord library has condemned Huck as “trash and only suitable for the slums.” This will sell us another twenty-five thousand copies for sure!’ Mark Twain and other authors' responses to their books being banned.

For all you metadata managers out there: BISAC codes we wish existed.