Category Archives: My Favorite Books

Boston booked

A two-shot study of a downtown Boston bookstore. BELOW: When a young person reaches for an old book, the question of¬†curiosity or obligation defines her purpose. BELOW: Stark but inviting. This assortment of books will never be repeated again. Can’t … Continue reading

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Slip of Paper Marks End of Pre-Web Era

NON-FICTION, 580 words. Copyright 2012 Ara Hagopian. A recent article, Hidden treasures in old books, examined in detail a postcard that had remained tucked in a 1943 magazine for nearly 70 years. Today we’ll take a look at another piece … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures in Old Books, part 1

NON-FICTION, 340 words. Copyright 2012 Ara Hagopian. Books and magazines are unique; they have a built-in capacity to preserve flat objects. What secrets do¬†books of age hold? What vintage letters, notes, and certificates are pressed between pages and then forgotten–only … Continue reading

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Hatsuyo’s lasting impression

  This story will be published in my upcoming book, due in April 2018. This book will be sold via pre-order only

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